101 Easy Irish Session Tunes Book
The tune settings in this book are all ‘session friendly’, i.e. you can learn them exactly as written and know that you will have a perfectly acceptable version. However, it can be unwise to learn a tune from only one source and, when possible, it is best, when learning a new tune, to pay heed to other books, recordings and live performances. Books will only help you to learn the notes of a tune. To pick up the rhythm of Irish music you must devote a large amount of time listening to both recordings and live musicians. Of greatest importance, you must practice; the value of this book is directly proportional to the number of hours a day you spend practicing. Chord arrangements are more or less as played on the soundtrack, but nevertheless, are only suggestions. To help those whose music reading skills only extends as far as finding the notes, a separate, optional CD has been produced (AM305C or DMPCD1102), so you can familiarize yourself with a tune before learning it.