Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #15 – The Simple 7s – easy jazz chords Celtic / Scottish / Irish guitar players

This week’s Folky Fridays free Celtic guitar lesson from Folk Friend will be covering looking at a frequently misunderstood chapter from my book Backing Guitar Techniques For Traditional Celtic Music, called Simple 7s. In this chapter I demonstrate three super useful easy Celtic guitar chord shapes which can be moved around the neck to make all sorts of pretty sounding jazz chords. They are convenient to use as they can be easily played at speed. They do require a certain amount of music theory knowledge for successful application though and I think this is what has caused confusion amongst quite a few of my readers. Hopefully today’s lesson will clear this up for the viewers at home! You can grab a copy of the book here.

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