By the end of the course you will have a repertoire of thirteen popular Irish session tunes, be familiar with open chords, muting of strings for percussive effect, single string accompaniment and the use of ‘jazzy’ chords in the accompaniment of traditional music. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
The aim of this course is not just to learn how to accompany Irish music on the guitar using standard tuning, but how to do so in a rich and dynamic way that adds depth to any set. The tutor examines the voicing of the chords along with strumming patterns of some of the more typical tune types and keys in the Irish tradition such as the Jig, Reel, Slip-jig and Hornpipe. Some of the skills and techniques focused on include the use of open chords, the muting of strings for percussive effect, single string accompaniment and the use of ‘jazzy’ chords. A selection of well known tunes have been carefully selected to demonstrate the skills and techniques taught.
The tunes taught in this course are:
Lady Ann Montgomery’s
The Sally Gardens
The Castle Jig
The Hole In The Hedge
The Earl’s Chair
The Golden Eagle
The Maids Of Mount Cisco
The Humours Of Whiskey
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of The Rose In The Heather
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