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Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar

By Frank Kilkelly

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Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar composed by Frank Kilkelly. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Rhythm/Backup. Mally's Presents. Celtic/Irish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 40 pages. Published by Dave Mallinson Publications (MB.AT105).

ISBN 9781899512577. Celtic/Irish. 8.25" x 11.75" inches.

This book and its companion recording give an insight into some of the many guitar styles that have been developed to accompany Irish music. The author assumes a basic understanding of guitar chords and strumming ability but no specific knowledge of Irish music. He delves into DADGAD, dropped D and double dropped D tunings and several different ways of playing in each tuning. Although the range of styles presented is not exhaustive, by analyzing the styles which are presented, the author covers all of the elements that go into making any style, thereby leaving you better equipped to both develop your own style and figure out the subtleties of any other style you may come across. The companion recording is essential to understanding.