Lanigan's Ball

by Nicola Mandorino

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  • Hello GMC!

    This is the famous folk Irish song called "Lanigan's Ball". I have prepared this easy version for beginners.
    You will play flatpicking solo and fingerstyle accompaniment with alternating bass.

    The accompaniment is playing with four chords: Em, Am, D, Bm
    As you can see in the video, for the chords I put the palm of my right hand on the sixth, fifth and fourth strings.
    This allows me to get a more beautiful sound by palm muting those strings.

    Perform the song very slowly at first, then gradually increase the speed until you master the technique.

    Contents :

    Lanigan's Ball melody - video parts 1-2
    Accompaniment - video parts 3 and 4

    Gear used :

    Acoustic guitar: Taylor 410 CE
    Strings: Elixir Polyweb .012-.052

    Onboard Fishman Prefix Plus - right channel
    Mini mic Audio Technica Pro 70 - left channel
    USB audio interface - Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

    Key : E minor

    Tuning : Standard

    Tempo : 110 bpm

    Chord progression :

    Em/Em/D/D/
    Em/Em/EmAm/Em/

    Em/D/Em/Bm/
    Em/D/EmAm/Em/
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