Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #49 – What makes Irish / Scottish music sound Celtic?!

In today’s Folky Fridays free Celtic guitar lesson livestream, I wanted to discuss my thoughts on what makes Celtic music sound Celtic, and how it’s different from more modern music or folk music from other cultures. I’ll also be relating this to guitar backing as much as possible and doing my best to show you how melodic conventions can influence your guitar accompaniment choices for traditional/ folk music.

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If you would like a complete guide to folk backing on the guitar then you really need my book Backing Guitar Techniques For Traditional Celtic Music, which tells you all the music theory, strumming patterns, chord shapes and everything else you need to become a great backing guitarist and
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