McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

Practice Tools

We have made three CD’s to help players learn the tunes we play by ear. Click on the title to see the contents of each CD. 
The tunes on these CD’s are now only available via the MP3 downloadsClick on CD titles below to download MP3 files of tunes for free. 

1. 34 Core Slow Session Tunes [Downloads Available]

2. Common Slow Session Tunes No. 1 [Downloads Available]

3. Common Slow Session Tunes No. 2 [Downloads Available]

Click on 100 Pipers Music icon to hear the tempo of the tunes on the learning CDs.

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for anyone interested in learning the tunes to do so while playing at our slow sessions.  he tunes on these CD’s are now only available via the MP3 downloads.

Irish Traditional Music Rhythm Tutor

To assist new musicians and beginning bodhran players with learning the traditional rhythms for jigs, reels, polkas, waltzes, marches and hornpipes we created a unique rhythm tutor. It explains each of the common rhythms and includes drum tracks at different speeds to help beginners and more advanced players keep the correct timing while practicing playing tunes.  To get to the Tutor click on Irish Music Rhythm Tutor

Slow Down Music Software

In addition to the tools to help you play Irish music mentioned above, there are several software packages available that are capable of slowing down any tune you have on a CD or have recorded so you can play along. Click on the names below to read more about these programs.

Amazing Slow Downer


Fleximusic Wave Editor

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