From the book:
This book teaches a willing student how to perform the most crucial function for
a chordal instrument in the Celtic seisiún: to play tasteful, interesting, imaginative,
and supportive improvised accompaniment. This is probably the most common role for a
guitarist, mandolinist, bouzouki or piano player in such settings, yet there is remarkably
little material available to teach you how to do it. Celtic Backup
addresses that lack.
This book is simply amazing in the amount of information that it
contains. It is not a songbook (although it does contain many tunes and scales), it is an
in-depth study into the art of improvisational accompaniment.
This book assumes that your are able to:
Locate notes by name on your instrument.
Locate major and minor scales on your instrument.
Understand the fundamentals of musical rhythm: time signatures,
division of beats, etc.
If you'd like to get a better idea of what's covered, you
can follow these links to:
(yes, the CD really does have 99 tracks...)
Celtic Back-Up - Book & CD
Price - $21.85
Catalog# - 315