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Jon Wooldridge

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"First, let me thank you for the very prompt and effective response to my request yesterday … Fine folks in customer service can have as much to do with maintaining a patron's membership as the quality of the web site's content.Compliments to the entire team at OAIM. I dabble with all the music listed, except banjo and accordion, and find the time spent with OAIM sessions very rewarding."

Jon Wooldridge - Kansas, USA

OAIM Guitar Courses

Popular Irish Pub Songs

Ever wanted to learn some popular Irish songs? Do you have a guitar kicking around the house in need of a strum? If so, Jon's course is just for you! Learn how to accompany some of Irelands best known folk songs using the simplest of chord patterns. Jon discusses various aspects of..

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DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment

The aim of this course is to learn how to accompany Irish music on the guitar. MJ uses the alternative tuning system - DADGAD in his tutorials as this is particularly suited to Irish and other Celtic music genres due to it's modal nature...

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Standard Tuning Guitar Accompaniment

The aim of this course is to learn how to accompany Irish music on the guitar using standard tuning accompaniment. Cillian examines the chords, chord structures and strumming patterns..

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OAIM Free Guitar Lessons

Lesson 1

'Popular irish Pub Songs'

This is the first introductory lesson of the course 'Popular Irish Pub Songs'. Jon will teach the well known Irish song 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' Read More

Lesson 1

'DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment'

Mj McMahon discusses the basics of this system of tuning and teaches a simple reel in D major using four basic chords. Read More

'Standard Tuning Guitar Accompaniment'

In this lesson, Cillian will teach the accompaniment of a Jig in D major ‘The Rose in the Heather’. He will introduce his style of dynamic accompaniment.Read More

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Jon O'Connell

Jon O'Connell

Jon O’Connell is a musician who has been active on the Irish music scene for close to fifteen years. From Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare, Jon is still based in this area, where the traditions of Irish music are strong and music sessions are commonplace.[Read More]

MJ McMahon

MJ McMahon

Mj McMahon was born and raised in East Co. Clare. From an early age he played percussion and bódhran and later in his teenage years, developed an interest for the guitar. In 2001 Mj moved to Limerick where he studied traditional Irish music at University Limerick. Here, he learnt under the tutelage of guitar masters Steve Cooney, Ian Carr...[Read More]