The colourful tones of the guitar are well suited to the music 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 - including rolls, which have been thought by some to be too difficult 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.
Titles include: Reel Sheehan’s Reel • Jig The Connaught-man’s Rambles • March A Trip To Mabou Ridge • Strathspey The Devil In The Kitchen • Reel Muilleann Dubh • Reel Doctor Gilbert.