Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #6 – Celtic / Irish guitar practice and ear training techniques – Folk Friend

In the 6th episode of the Folky Fridays Celtic guitar tutorial live stream from Folk Friend, I’ll be discussing some of the best ways to practice Celtic backing guitar. I’ll be looking at ways to develop your ear, quickly memorise which chords go together, understand music theory and streamline your practice time in order to get quick results on a limited time budget! You will, as ever, be able to put your questions to me directly and hopefully we can all learn from each other!

The Folk Friend Practice Diary is now available! This ultra useful tool will help you define your goals, use regular reviews to focus on them and make your practice time much more efficient, leading to quick gains in your playing ability even if you haven’t got much time to practice! Get yours here.

I’ve posted some free fretboard diagrams, so you can learn all the mode shapes on your guitar! You’ll find them on my blog, here.

You can also read my top 10 tips to make your practice more effective on the blog here.

If you're just starting out in the world of Celtic backing guitar, my books can help! They cover everything you need to know about theory, structure, rhythms, chords, fingerstyle and much more... Check them all out here

If you'd like to learn how to play by ear then there's really no substitute for an experienced professional teacher. Click here to book your free trial lesson today!

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
My invention The Amazing Mode Wheel can show you all the notes and chords which fit in any scale used in Celtic music.

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