Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes

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  1. Inisheer "Inisheer" says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Planet’s Best Irish Guitarist no doubt, February 4, 2008
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    Inisheer “Inisheer” (Port Washington, NY United States) –
    This review is from: Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes (DVD)

    I’ve seen John Doyle in concert several times and he is absolutely awesome. This DVD is fantastic if you have even a rudimentary ability to play guitar. You’ll learn the D tuning that all the Irish guitarists (and lots of American rock n’ rollers) use, and a ton of ways to make your chords sound fuller and more fascinating if you’re into rhythm guitar. If you get a chance to see John Doyle with Liz Carroll, I highly recommend you take advantage of it!

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  2. Paul Harty "Celtic Guitarist" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Irish Rhythm Guitar, August 21, 2009
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    Paul Harty “Celtic Guitarist” (Boston MA) –
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    This review is from: Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes (DVD)

    Homespun and John Doyle have produced a very helpful guide to Irish rythm guitar. Doyle works in Drop D tuning DADGBE, a excellent tuning with the advantage of a drone, but with only minor alteration of fingering from standard tuning. Some of the chord shapes are hard for guitarists with shorter fingers. John Williams plays the melodies very ably on concertina and button accordion at reasonable tempos. I would recommend this DVD highly

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  3. Anthony Biegen "TrailHacker" says:
    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Just a few clarification, September 12, 2009
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    Anthony Biegen “TrailHacker” (Santa Barbara, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes (DVD)

    I am not an accomplished guitarist but someone interested in accompanying Celtic conference. This is a fantastic DVD. John covers all the types of Celtic songs and gives you a real feel for them. Each lesson is geared toward bringing you forward in the culture process. But there are a few points that buyers should be aware of.

    First, John is a lefty so when you look at his sight of how to play the cords you are going to have to translate that into right hand play. I as an amateur found this somewhat hard to do, especially while playing.

    Secondly, the chords, as mentioned in another review are hard for those who don’t have a large hand span. I had difficulty with them.

    Thirdly, I bought another book at the same time with DADGAD tuning. Obviously, the fingering is different for all the chords. I did find the chords somewhat simpler to play, though less full with DADGAD than with drop D.

    All in all, I really loved the DVD and the music. John brings a real ease to teaching others in a progressive manner. His style is the one I would most want to copy for accompanying Celtic music.

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