Folky Fridays Jazz chord theory

Folky Fridays #24 – Borrow chords from Latin American music and use them to accompany Celtic tunes!

This week’s Folky Fridays free Celtic guitar lesson live stream will be on a topic which I absolutely love: borrowing chord progressions from Latin jazz music and using them to come up with unusual but cool sounding accompaniments for Celtic tunes! I’ll be talking about the 69, dominant 13 and altered dominant chord voicings (amongst others) which are in lots of south American music, particularly in bossa nova, and showing you some simple ways to integrate these peppery chords into you Celtic backing guitar!

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