Guitar Progressions (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 of some of the more typical tune types and keys in the Irish tradition; the Jig, Reel, SlipJig and Hornpipe focusing on a variety of different keys and modes. He picks a selection of well know tunes to demonstrate the taught skills and techniques including Lucy Campbells, The Rose in the Heather, Sally Gardens, The Earl’s Chair and The Morning Dew. Some of the skills and techniques he gives focus to include the use of open chords, muting of strings for percussive effect, single string accompaniment and the use of ‘jazzy’ chords in the accompaniment of traditional music. This course is an invaluable resource for the guitarist who is new to traditional music and would like to learn how to accompany Irish music or for accompanists who already have experience playing Irish music but would like to improve their skills and play in a more dynamic way.


Lessons

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The Rose in the Heather

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 1


D Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Introduction to dynamic guitar accompaniment

Jig

Lady Ann Montgomery's

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 2


D Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Demonstration of open D Chords and String dampening techniques

Reel

The Sally Gardens

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 3


G Major | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Incorporation of Jazzy Chords into Traditional Music Accompaniment

Reel

The Castle Jig

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 4


A Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Single String Accompaniment

Jig

he Hole in the Hedge

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 5


C Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Demonstration of Capo Techniques

Jig

The Earls Chair

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 6


D Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures and Strumming Technique

Reel

The Golden Eagle

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 7


G Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Patterns and Strumming Techniques

Hornpipe

The Morning Dew

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 8


E Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Technique

Reel

The Kilmovee

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 9


G Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Technique

Jig

The Belltable

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 10


G Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Techniques

Waltz

The Maids of Mount Cisco

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 11


A Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Techniques

Reel

The Humours of Whiskey

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 12


B Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Techniques

Slip Jig

The Reconciliation

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 13


A Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures, Strumming Techniques

Reel

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Online Academy of Irish Music

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