A popular reader request is a lesson on how to get a Celtic sounding guitar style. This lesson has more than a few ideas to achieve that sound.
Celtic Guitar Lessons
Have you ever wanted to get a cool celtic sound on acoustic guitar? Celtic music lends itself nicely to alternate tunings and beautiful finger picking melodies. Here’s a few pages of lessons that will help you get that special celtic guitar sound.
Here is a simple guitar arrangement of “Paddy Whack,” a traditional Irish fiddle tune, that’s not too difficult to play.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a Celtic arrangement of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “All I Can Do Is Write About It” done in DADGAD tuning. A wonderful way to remember your home, whether home is in Alabama or Caledonia.
Doug takes a break from finger-style guitar to bring us a few lessons in flatpicking. In addition to a terrific arrangement of a Celtic reel, you’ll learn a little more about timing and ornamentation, specifically the staccato triplet.
Doug Sparling brings us another wonderful Celtic melody, arranged in DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle guitar. This is a beautiful little piece which, since it’s not too technically demanding, can allow you to explore putting some feeling and emotion into your playing.