Rocky Road to Dublin

by Nicola Mandorino

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  • Hello GMC!

    This is the famous Irish traditional song called "Rocky Road to Dublin".
    I have prepared this easy version for beginners but the song is pretty fast, so do not worry if at first you can not play it at the speed of the video.
    You will play solo and strumming accompaniment.

    The accompaniment is playing only two chords: Em and D. As you can see in the video, for the strumming I used thumb and index finger. This allows me to get a beautiful warm sound for the accompaniment.

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

    Contents :

    Rocky Road to Dublin: melody - video parts 1-4
    Accompaniment - video parts 5-6

    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 : 130 bpm

    Chord progression :

    Em/Em/D/Em/
    Em/Em/D/Em D/
    Em D/Em D/D/Em D/
    Em/Em/D/Em
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