Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #16 – How to accompany the Butterfly on guitar – Irish slip jig in E dorian

This week’s Folky Fridays free Celtic guitar lesson from Folk Friend will be looking at a very common Irish session slip jig called the Butterfly. I’ll be running you through how to strum along with slip jigs (which can be quite confusing!), how to pick chords by ear for this tune and how you can add more interesting chords, jazzy options, bass runs and strummed triplets to make your backing guitar accompaniment more interesting!

You can find The Butterfly played slowly on tin whistle with on screen guitar chords my latest playalong video, available here:

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