In this week’s Folky Fridays I will be doing a bit of a Q and A around picking chords for Celtic tunes by ear. This free Celtic guitar lesson will cover everything you need to know to pick out interesting chords sequences to fit with Irish, Scottish and Welsh tunes (and potentially other types of folk music too!). I will also be showing you a few new chord shapes for tunes in the key of G major. Irish tunes belt along pretty fast so hopefully these easy chord shapes will make your lives easier!
You will find all my top tips from this lesson in the blog on my website after we finish. It’s already got some diagrams for shapes mentioned, but I’ll be updating it tomorrow to include anything else we cover. Check it out here: https://finaleguitar.co.uk/resources-for-folky-fridays2-how-to-pick-chords-free-irish-guitar-lesson/
Out on the Ocean tune loop:
G / G / G / C / G / G / C / D G X2
C / C / G / D / G / C / G / D G X2
Example with related minors:
G / Em / Am / D / G / Em / Am / D G X2
C / Am / Em / D / G / C / Em / D G X2