Whiskey In The Jar

by Nicola Mandorino

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  • Hello GMC!

    This is the famous Irish traditional song called "Whiskey In The Jar".
    I have prepared this easy version for beginners. You will play solo and fingerstyle accompaniment with alternating bass.

    The accompaniment is playing only four chords: G, Em, C, D/D7.
    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 for the accompaniment.

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

    Contents :

    Whiskey In The Jar: melody - video parts 1-3
    Accompaniment - video parts 4-6

    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 : G Major

    Tuning : Standard

    Tempo : 220 bpm

    Chord progression :

    G/G/Em/Em/
    C/C/G/G/x2

    D/D/G/G/
    C/C/G D7/G
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