Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #48 – A complete approach to guitar accompaniment for Swallowtail jig

In this week’s Folky Fridays free online guitar lesson live stream from Folk Friend I will be showing you how you can pick chords for the most popular Irish tune on Youtube, Swallowtail Jig. I’ll show you how to pick simple chords by ear, how to use substitutions to make them more interesting and then loads of cool variants and techniques to make your chords more interesting!

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