Strumming patterns

How to strum slip jigs and add strummed triplets for beginner Irish backing guitarists!

In this week’s free Irish guitar lesson I will be showing you how to strum along with slip jigs! These are a very common type of tune in Irish, Scottish and Welsh traditional music and are written in the time signature 9/8. They are fairly easy for complete beginners to learn to play on the guitar, but I do recommend that you learn to play standard jigs first. If you do not know how to do this already then check out my tutorial video here.

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