Celtic Guitar 1

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi everybody and welcome to a new series completely focused on Celtic Music.

    We will be using standard drop D guitar tune on the acoustic guitars since the most of Celtic and Irish music players use this tunnnig.

    To start with this series I will show you the first rhythm or dance I learned to play. this is called JIG and the Jig is composed in 6/8 the most times.

    The most common structure of a Jig is two eight-bar parts, performing two different steps, each once on the right foot, and one on the left foot. As with most other types of dance tunes in Irish music, at a session or a dance it is common for two or more Jigs to be strung together in a set, flowing on without interruption. So, you will find that we play 2 downstrokes together and answer them with an upstroke.

    About the lead guitar, it's in /2 step down tunning, as I always have my guitar tuned. it's almost a looped line all the time and it represents what fiddle or tin whistle could be playing in a Pub in Dublin ;)

    I called this Jig Lian Gerbino's Jig, 'cause it's a part of a greater tune I'm working on.

    Hope you like this lesson! Have fun!

    stay close! -

    Used scales: G major
    Meter: 6/8 –
    Lead Guitar Tune: Down 1/2 step
    Acoustic Guitar Tune: Standart drop D
    TEMPO: 130 Bpm.

    As some of you know, I use a POD xt to rec all my lessons. you'll find my presets on my board ;)

    If you have any problems let me know.
    Take care and see you all around.

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