Typical basslines of Irish(/Celtic) music

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Typical basslines of Irish(/Celtic) music

Postby vates » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:16 am

I'm going to visit local ITM sessions in the nearest future. Is there any "how-to" with typical basslines for irish (and celtic in general) trad music? Like those "Blues Bass" or "Bass in Reggae" books sort of things?
Or could somebody describe it right here?

Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Typical basslines of Irish(/Celtic) music

Postby GonzoBass » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:12 am

There's gotta be books available,
(try Amazon?)
but not that I could recommend one.

Found this though-
Celtic Lesson

...and I know NPR has a Celtic show-
Thistle & Shamrock
You might try listening with your bass on your lap.

I hope this helps!


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Re: Typical basslines of Irish(/Celtic) music

Postby ghiadub » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:56 am

If you can find some books on "fiddle tunes", a lot of that is Irish/Celtic.

I have one from Mel Bay, even comes with a CD
Fiddle tunes and Irish Music
ISBN: 0-7866-2941-x

Note: there is not a bass clef in the book, but I have played at the Celtic jams we have locally and if you stick to the "1" you are golden.
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