- 13 lessons teaching how to accompany 13 very popular Irish tunes.
- Progress at your own pace, pause & repeat videos.
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- PDF sheet music & mp3’s to download & keep for each tune.
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Bouzouki Progressions is for the player who already has the basics and is ready to progress into the more finer nuances of bouzouki playing.
This is a well thought out course; it starts with Alan demonstrating different voicing for common chords in Irish music along with strumming patterns. As the course progresses, he teaches how to play more quirky techniques: rhythmic embellishments, triplets, hammer on skills, how to use counter melodies and cross picking.
Play along melody backing tracks are available for each and every tune in the course, so students can practice the chords along with a melody player. Mute the accompaniment track, choose your speed and play along with the fiddle!
By the end of this course, the student will have a repertoire of 13 tune accompaniments, that can easily be transferred to other tunes in the tradition.
The traditional Irish tunes and corresponding techniques taught are:
Tatter Jack Walsh Jig (Voicings for the Chords of D and C)
The Humours of Ennistymon Jig (Strumming Patterns for Jigs)
The Cock and Hen Slip Jig (Strumming for Slip Jigs)
The Copperplate Reel (The chord of E7)
The Earl’s Chair Reel (Barre Chords: Em)
An Gaoth Aneas Waltz (Strumming for Waltzes Voicings for G chord)
The Black Rogue Jig (Strummings for Jigs Voicings for the Chord of A)
Castle Kelly’s Reel (Counter Melody Playing)
Old Johns’s Jig (Cross Picking)
The Yellow Cow Reel (Cross Picking)
The Galway Hornpipe (Melodic Variation)
Headwood Crossing (m7 Chords)
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of The Mountain Road Reel
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.
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