Celtic music theory Chord scales for modes

How to pick chords for Irish / Scottish music in the dorian, mixolydian or aeolian modes- Folk Friend

In this week’s free Irish / Scottish / Celtic guitar lesson, I’ll be finishing off my series of videos about how to pick chords by ear. In this one I’ll be covering the dorian, aeolian and mixolydian modes and showing you how to apply what you have already learnt in my previous videos to quickly and easily pick the right chords to back your favourites folk tunes every time!

Here is the rest of the series:

Complete Guide to Celtic Music Theory part 1

Complete Guide to Celtic Music Theory part 2

Easiest Way to Pick Chords By Ear part 1

Easiest Way to Pick Chords By Ear part 2

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