Watch the SECTION 2: Performance Studies online guitar lesson by Tony McManus from The Celtic Journeyman

Now we’re into the six performance studies. I’ve chosen pieces not just to illustrate but to use the techniques we’ve learned in the first section.

We’ll look at a ballad, a march, a jig, a reel, a 6/8 march and a Breton tune. I’m trying to illustrate some of the variety in Celtic music, the geographical variety- the difference in regional styles. There are lots of differences between music from Brittany and music from the north of Ireland for example. These techniques will be used, hopefully in a musical let’s get the fingernails going and get started!

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