Celtic Melodies for Flatpicking Guitar composed by Jody Stecher. For Guitar (Flatpick). Boxed, Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 75 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW605DVD).
The colorful 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 I 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.