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Tenor Banjo Lessons From OAIM

OAIM provides two comprehensive courses on tenor banjo technique for the aspiring banjo players. Paddy Cummins teaches suitable tunes to demonstrate a massive skill-set and challenges you to really consider each of these ornaments in the context of all-important 'musicality’, and Lisa Canny introduces the instrument and it’s basic techniques to beginners.

OAIM Tenor Banjo Courses

Banjo Basics

This course, taught by Lisa Canny is aimed at the absolute beginner tenor banjo player.  It begins with a series of four free lessons, then progresses through to the thirteen main subscription lessons.  How to hold the instrument and plectrum, how to tune the strings, proper hand and finger posture are all important fundaments that will be addressed in the early lessons.  There is a progressive study of scales, and ornamentation throughout the course.  Trebles, triplets and the use of double stops will feature, particularly in the later lessons.  The tunes that Lisa teaches are all popular session tunes which [.. Read More]

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Irish Tenor Banjo Technique

This Banjo Technique course is aimed at the improving banjo player who has already mastered the basics of the instrument. Paddy Cummin's introduces a wide array of banjo techniques in his series of twelve lessons including triplets, slides, flicks, position playing, using chords, methods of creating tonal variation on the banjo, melodic variation and bridging. As the lessons progress, the ornamentation and technique's taught progressively advance. The tunes that Paddy teaches are predominantly well known popular session tunes; he teaches a different tune each lesson and uses it to demonstrate a new technique. In the course of these lessons, Paddy [.. Read More]

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Online Academy of Irish Music

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