1. Mogens
    April 23rd, 2012 @ 5:05 am

    This is amazing, thank you so much. I love celtic music, please do continue doing celtic lessons if you feel like it :)


    • David Hodge
      April 29th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

      Hi Mogens and thank you for your kind words.

      I’m hoping to do a few more Celtic style lessons in the upcoming months, believe it or not, one on the ukulele! In honor of the July 3 publication date of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing the Ukulele,” I’m doing a uke cover of an original song that I wrote for Guitar Noise’s Sunday Songwriters’ Group a few years back called “Cooraclare.” It’s meant to sound like a traditional Irish song:


      While I was working on the ukulele book, I discovered that this song translates very well to the uke so I thought it might make an interesting lesson.

      Also on the docket is a traditional Irish reel (at least I think it’s a reel, it may be a gig for all I remember!) called “Paddywhack.” It’s included in “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar,” and is a great exercise for how understanding chord shapes and how they are used in songs can make your fingerstyle playing much more effective. I hope you’ll find them helpful!

      Looking forward to chatting with you again.



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