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Learn Irish Banjo Vol I by Enda Scahill

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Learn Irish Banjo Vol I by Enda Scahill

Enda Scahill from Galway has been at the forefront of Irish banjo playing for some time and is highly regarded for his technical wizardry and innovative style.

Enda's illustrious career has seen him record with Grammy-winner and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, guest with The Chieftains, tour with Frankie Gavin and Stockton's Wing, and perform for over 10 years with Instrumental Irish Band of the Decade, The Brock McGuire Band. Enda now plays with his award-winning band We Banjo 3.

Enda's debut solo album Pick It Up is highly acclaimed, Irish American News said "Enda does things on the banjo which should be impossible". His collaboration with melodeonist Paul Brock and pianist Ryan Molly produced the album Humdinger which was awarded Traditional Album of the Year by The Irish Times. Enda was instrumental in the ground-breaking album Green Grass Blue Grass by the Brock McGuire Band which PJ Curtis described as "An electrifying rendering of tunes from different - though related - traditions as they flow from the hearts and fingers of these virtuoso musicians at the very top of their game"

"Enda’s tutor is masterfully conceived, the product of years of playing and thoughtful reflection "
- Prof Mick Moloney

If you loved Vol I of Learn the Irish Banjo check out Irish Banjo Tutor Vol II where Enda takes you towards mastering intricate banjo techniques, the craft of ornamentation and embellishment and his all important section on posture, breathing and hold.

Key Features of Learn Irish Banjo Vol I

  • The first ever comprehensive guide to the Irish Tenor Banjo
  • The essential foundation techniques for successful banjo playing outlined in Enda's simple, effective method
  • How to sit and hold the banjo
  • The importance of posture, alignment and relaxation
  • How to hold the pick
  • The correct picking pattern explained
  • How to play ornamentation - trebles, triplets, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs
  • How to use chords
  • An introduction to variations
  • 96 pages of fully illustrated instruction
  • 50 tunes specifically selected to demonstrate and improve technique
  • Free downloadable tunes and exercises recorded slowly and accurately
  • All music is in Stave Notation, ABC and TAB


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