The colorful tones of the guitar are well suited to the musical of Ireland and Scotland. Jody Stecher has developed a unique approach to flatpicking Celtic music drawing on the sounds and techniques of the harp, fiddle and pipes. This lesson presents a graded course starting with simpler fingering with special attention to picking techniques. Building on a base of a confident and deliberate right hand, more challenging left hand work is gradually introduced.
The typical ornaments of Celtic music are shown to be manageable and effective on the guitar - inlcuding rolls, which have been thought by some to be too dificult to achieve on the instrument. Jody presents memorable tunes in the keys of G, D and A which are played in either dropped-D or standard tuning.
- Reel (Sheehan's Real)
- Jig (The Connaught-man's Rambles)
- March (A Trip To Mabou Ridge)
- Strathspey (The Devil In The Kitchen)
- Reel (Muilleann Dubh)
- Reel (Doctor Gilbert)