DADGAD Guitar Foundations (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. The first half of the course will examine the chords, chord structures and strumming patterns of some of the more typical tune types and keys in the Irish tradition; the Jig, Reel, Slip Jig and Hornpipe focusing on the keys of D, G, Em and Am. MJ then progresses onto other techniques; the use of sliding chords, inversions, bass runs, hammer-on technique and more complex strumming patterns. This course is an invaluable resource for the guitarist that wants to learn how to play using DADGAD tuning, or for the guitarist who is new to traditional music and would like to learn how to accompany Irish music.


Lessons

FREE

The Green Mountain

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 1


D Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

How to Play a Simple Reel in D Major - Chordal Structures and Strumming Patterns

Reel

The Cuil Aodha

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 2


G Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Variation in Strumming Patterns and Jig Rhythm

Jig

Fig for A Kiss

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 3


E Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Slip Jig

The Plains of Boyle

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 4


D Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Hornpipe Rhythm, Variation in Chordal Structures and Strumming Patterns

Hornpipe

Sean Reid's Reel

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 5


G Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Hammer-On Technique, Chordal Structures and Strumming Patterns

Reel

The Congress Reel

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 6


A Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Patterns and Moveable Chords

Reel

Tom Barretts Polka

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 7


A Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Polka Rhythm, Chord Structures and Variation of Strumming Patterns

Polka

The Musical Priest

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 8


B Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Variation in Chordal Structures, Strumming Patterns, The Capo

Reel

Seamus Connollys Jig

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 9


D Major | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Introduction to Bass Runs and Inverted Chords

Jig

The Boys of Ballisodare

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 10


E Major | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Rhythmic Accompaniment - Syncopation and Up-Strum Accents

Reel

Fly Fishing

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 11


D Major | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Jazzy Chords / Alternative Chords

Reel

The Pipers Despair

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 12


E Minor | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures/ Moveable Chords

Reel

Out on the Ocean

DADGAD Guitar Foundations (Accompaniment) Lesson 13


A Major | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Advanced Strumming Patterns for Jigs

Jig

Loading the player...

Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
  • Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
  • Are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
  • Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you have come to the right place!