In this week’s free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend, I’ll be showing you some useful scale exercises to practice on acoustic guitar and how you can use them to work out Irish, Scottish and other Celtic style folk melodies on the guitar. I’ll show you how to use the seven “greek” mode shapes to give you a handy map of the “right” notes for the key you’re playing in across the whole of the fretboard. We’ll look at how you can use these shapes in conjunction with the open strings for nice chord/ melody combinations. I’ll also be giving some pointers on how you can merge the exercises with chord shapes you already know in order to add your own accompaniment. By the end of this session you’ll be a one man band!
This episode comes with a free guitar tablature and scale diagrams download! Get yours here.