Celtic Guitar 3: Reel

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi everybody and welcome to the 3rd part of this lesson called Celtic Guitar!
    This time, I´ve composed a reel to show you how to play along with the melody.
    I strongly suggest you to listen to the great guitar player John Doyle, you will find a lot of videos out there. For me one of the best in Celtic/Irish Guitar!

    As I mentioned before, a reel is basically a folk dance. All reels have the same structure, consisting largely of quaver movement with an accent on the first and third beats of the bar. A reel is distinguished from a hornpipe by consisting primarily of even beats. Reels usually have two parts (A and B); in most reels each part is repeated (AABB), but in others it is not (ABAB). Each part (A and B) typically has eight bars, which in turn are divisible into four-bar and two-bar phrases, as in a scheme of question-answer, where the first phrase is the "question" and the second is the "answer."

    In this case, we used the key of A minor, to learn some new positions and variations in times of composing and accompaniment.

    hope you like this lesson!
    take it step by step and have fun!

    stay close! -

    Used scales: A minor
    Guitar Tune: Dropped D
    TEMPO: 125 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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