Irish DADGAD backing guitar lesson – Nye and Alexa play jigs with commentary

This week I’ve decided to post a little clip of myself and my mum jamming through a new set of jigs. It’s not perfect as it was the first time we’d played this set, but I think it gives a good insight into the process of picking chords by ear. I’ve then added a commentary track which will hopefully help you to steal some of my backing techniques and apply them in your own playing. You can find loads more great Irish guitar accompaniment ideas in my new book! Tune names will be added soon. This video also includes a top secret view into my kitchen lair at a top secret location in the back of Folk Friend HQ.

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