Chord scales for modes

Quick change, easy to play chords – Part 3 – A major and B dorian

This free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend is the last in my series on easy to play chord scales for Irish guitarists and Celtic backing enthusiasts! I’ll be showing you my absolute favourite chords for my absolute favourite mode in all of Celtic music- A ionian (or A major). These chords will also fit with tunes in the common Celtic mode of B dorian. These are jazzier than the chords which I demonstrated in the first two videos in this series (linked below) but they are easy shapes to play and very quick and easy to change between by just sliding up and down the fretboard!


There are two more videos in this series:

Part 1: C major and related modes

Part 2: G and D major and related modes

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