Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Classes
M21: Irish Guitar Accompaniment (Drop D tuning)Instructor: Paul Starrett - Read full bio
Location: St. Matthews (Check-in CelticMKE Center)
Start Date: Tue, August 13, 2019 Start Time: 02:30 PMEnd Date: Thu, August 15, 2019 End Time: 04:00 PMDescription: Paul Starrett (Connla) will guide guitarists through an exploration of Irish guitar accompaniment using the Drop D Tuning. The class will cover:
Rhythms and tune types: jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, and more.
A close look at Drop D Tuning and how it is used in Irish Traditional Music.
Chord choices: Traditional Voicings, Jazz influenced chords etc.
Tune Playing on the Guitar (flat picking)
Irish Traditional Guitar Arranged Pieces. For example Sí Beag, Sí Mór, The Little Bird, Cape Clear. (Fingerstyle playing)
Guitar Technique: Playing cleanly and precise.
Equipment: Guitars, Plectrums, Pedals etc.