This free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend covers one of the first topics I ever made videos about- strumming along with jigs! These are probably the most common type of tune in Irish and Scottish folk music. They are in the compound time signature 6/8 , with six quavers (8th beats for American viewers) in every bar. They have a very distinctive sound- if a tune goes “diddly diddly” or “da-da-diddly” then the chances are that it’s a jig!
There are two main patterns used by Irish and Scottish backing guitarists, and in this video I’m going to show you both of them. You can find more ideas for rhythmic variations in my more in-depth jig video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-kdVnVQpQ8
And the top secret “upside down” jig pattern (more difficult, but seriously cool) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj7JjiDWXlk