Picking patterns

Funky jig picking pattern – beginner Irish guitar tutorial

This free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend continues where last week’s left off, with a super funky Irish jig finger picking pattern! You can apply this to any chord progression to fit with any Irish jig. With some minor modifications you can also apply it to slides and slip jigs.

If you missed the first (easier) part, you can watch it here.

You can practice this along with my Kesh Jig playalong video.


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