Picking patterns

2 Super easy reel and Irish song finger picking patterns – easy Celtic guitar lesson for beginners

This week’s free guitar lesson from Folk Friend covers two super easy guitar finger picking patterns. They can be used to accompany Irish or Scottish reels on guitar or as a nice accompaniment for traditional / folk songs in 4/4! I demonstrate them using my Maid Behind The Bar Playalong video, which you can find here.

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