Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes - John Doyle
85-minute DVD, Includes music + tab book. With John Williams, button accordion
Learn the fine art of backing Celtic tunes on guitar! One of today's hottest players demonstrates the strumming patterns, bass lines, accents and syncopations that he uses to drive a tune forward. You'll discover how adding minor chords and other substitutions add interest to a basic three-chord tune, and will be playing both simple and complex accompaniments to more than a dozen great reels, jigs and hornpipes.
John demonstrates his complex strumming patterns using moving bass lines, palm damping, backbeats, accents and syncopations to drive a tune forward. Using dropped D tuning throughout, John shows how to add interest and depth to a basic three-chord tune by using minor chords and other substitutions to change the underlying harmonic structure. He goes over each tune, slowly and up to speed, developing dynamic chord progressions and rhythmic flourishes as he goes.
You'll learn rhythmic accompaniments to reels, jigs, slip jigs and hornpipes, including: Crowley's, The Mountain Road, Craig's Pipes, The Gooseberry Bush, Gallagher's Frolics, Mist Covered Mountain, Langstrom's Pony, Humours of Whiskey, Banks of Loch Gamhna, Return to Camden Town, The Fermoy Lasses, The Girl That Broke My Heart, Chief O'Neill's Hornpipe, Tim Henry's Favorite, The Pullet and The Floating Crowbar.