The colorful tones of the guitar are well suited to the music of Ireland and Scotland. Jody Stecher has developed a unique approach to flatpicking Celtic music drawing on the sounds and techniques of the harp, fiddle and pipes.
This DVD lesson presents a graded course starting with simpler fingering with special attention to picking techniques. Building on a base of a confident and deliberate right hand, more challenging left hand work is gradually introduced. The typical ornaments of Celtic music are shown to be manageable and effective on the guitar - including rolls, which have been thought by some to be too difficult to achieve on guitar. Using memorable tunes in the keys of G, D and A, Jody teaches in dropped-D tuning as well as in standard tuning for a complex reel in the key of E minor.
Titles include: REEL Sheehan's Reel, JIG The Connaughtman's Rambles, MARCH A Trip To Mabou Ridge, STRATHSPEY The Devil In The Kitchen, REEL Muilleann Dubh, REEL Doctor Gilbert
76 minutes - Level 2/3 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD