Chord scales for modes

Easy chord shapes for Celtic guitar- how to change chords quickly in G and D major

This free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend covers the “chord scales” for G and D ionian. These are super easy chord shapes for backing guitarists, which fit with Irish and Celtic tunes in these keys and can easily be played together at speeds. They also create nice runs of linking chords and will work in the other modes related to D major and G major; A dorian, D mixolydian and E aeolian for G and E dorian, A mixolydian and B aeolian for D.

You can learn more about the modes with an Amazing Mode Wheel, in my first book, Backing Guitar Techniques For Traditional Celtic Music, or on my free blog here.

There are two other videos in this series, dealing with:

Part 1: C major and related modes

Part 3: A major and related modes

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If you would like a complete guide to folk backing on the guitar then you really need my book Backing Guitar Techniques For Traditional Celtic Music, which tells you all the music theory, strumming patterns, chord shapes and everything else you need to become a great backing guitarist and
My invention The Amazing Mode Wheel can show you all the notes and chords which fit in any scale used in Celtic music.

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