Celtic music theory Ear training

The best kept secret about Irish guitar chords in minor keys. Ssshh!

In this week’s free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend, I’m going to be letting you in on a little secret about backing tunes in minor keys… You can BLEND THE MODES! No longer will you be tied to either building chords from the dorian or aeolian mode… Now you can mix and match for super-cool chromatic effects!

I’ll be applying this mind boggling technique to my free playalong video for The Cliffs Of Moher which you can watch here:

If you're just starting out in the world of Celtic backing guitar, my books can help! They cover everything you need to know about theory, structure, rhythms, chords, fingerstyle and much more... Check them all out here

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If you would like a complete guide to folk backing on the guitar then you really need my book Backing Guitar Techniques For Traditional Celtic Music, which tells you all the music theory, strumming patterns, chord shapes and everything else you need to become a great backing guitarist and
My invention The Amazing Mode Wheel can show you all the notes and chords which fit in any scale used in Celtic music.

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