Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #13 – Simple linking chord phrases to make your Irish backing guitar more interesting!

This week’s Folky Fridays free Celtic guitar lesson from Folk Friend will be covering some useful “linking chords” and “bass runs” which will make your Celtic guitar chord changes sound more fluid. I’ll be showing you how to link chords to their related minors / majors, a few classic chord runs, how to use the circle of fifths for fluent chord changes, how to implement chromatic shifts between chords and how to use dominant, diminished and augmented chords for unusual, dramatic, chromatic chord changes! Thanks to Yvonne for the great topic suggestion.

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