Ear training

How to pick Irish guitar chords for beginners – PART 3 – tunes in the mixolydian mode

In this week’s free Irish guitar tutorial from Folk Friend I will be running you through a very popular modern session jig called Donegal Lass, written by Brian Finnegan of Flook fame. I will be showing you how you can analyse a melody by ear and quickly pick out the best chords to accompany it! I will also run you through basic guitar chord substitutions that you can use to add variation to your Irish guitar backing. This is also applicable to Scottish and Welsh folk music (and that of most of north western Europe).

Here are the other videos in this series:

Part 1 (ionian)

Part 2 (dorian)

Part 4 (aeolian)