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 accompaniment on the guitar: strumming patterns, finger plucking techniques, the use of smooth chord transitions, hammer-ons, walk ups and descending chord patterns. Most of the emphasis is on the guitar accompaniment rather than vocal technique.
Songs include Spancil Hill, The Irish Rover, Foggy Dew, The Cliffs of Dooneen, Whiskey in the Jar, Galway Bay, The Lakes of Pontchartrain, The Parting Glass, Red Rose Cafe, Dirty Old Town, The Spanish Lady, Fiddler's Green and Will Ye Go Lassie Go.


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Will You Go Lassie Go

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 1


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals Accompanied by Basic Chords. Demonstration of Finger Picking.

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Spancil Hill

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 2


A Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals With Accompanying Chordal Structures, Strumming Patterns

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Lakes of Ponchartrain

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 3


C Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals with Accompanying Chordal Structures and Strumming Patterns. Focus on Descending…

Song

The Wild Rover

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 4


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals with Accompanying Chords. Focus on Transition Chords

Song

Dirty Old Town

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 5


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords With Focus on the Hammer-on Technique

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Fiddler's Green

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 6


C Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords; Transition Chords and Basic Strumming Patterns

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The Spanish Lady

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 7


D Mixolydian | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords with Focus on Strumming Patterns and Descending Chord Progressions.

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Whiskey in the Jar

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 8


C Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords with Focus on the Hammer-on Technique

Song

Galway Bay

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 9


A Major | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords with Focus on 'Walk-Ups' Between Chords and Melodic Breaks Between…

Song

The Foggy Dew

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 10


A Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords with Focus on Finger Picking and Melodic Breaks

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The Cliffs of Duneen

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 11


A Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals, Chords and Finger Picking

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The Red Rose Cafe

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 12


A Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals and Chords!

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The Parting Glass

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 13


C Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Vocals, Chords and Strumming Patterns!

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