This week’s free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend will be delving into some of the shapes popularised by Django Reinhardt which went on to define the sound of gypsy jazz… and how you can recycle them to make your Celtic backing guitar sound cool!
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For this Irish guitar lesson, we’ll be working with a reel in the dorian mode called The Star of Munster. The recording I play along with in this clip is by Matt Coleman:
There is also a slower version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QprRbpc21k
And an even slower version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37OBWkXIlC4