Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Modern celtic rhythm guitar, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- All right, so now we're going to go over…some modern Celtic guitar sounds and techniques.…Um, one of the most important elements of this…style is playing in six eight time.…So when you're thinking about six eight time,…uh, you don't want to really count…one, two, three, four, five, six,…one, two, three, four, five, six.…Um, it's basically a compound meter, which means…that you're, ah, feeling each group of threes.…So in other words, it's like…(fingers snapping) one, two, three.…(fingers snapping) Four, five, six.…(fingers snapping) One, two, three.…(fingers snapping) Four, five, six.…
And it kind of feels like a swung version of two,…which is how you traditionally count it,…like one, (tongue clicking) two, (tongue clicking)…one, (tongue clicking) two. (tongue clicking)…So, uh, just keep that in mind as you're doing it.…If you'd like to just practice, um,…sort of tapping your foot, for this, demonstrating this,…I'll just pick eighth notes here on the B string,…and, uh, the dotted quarter notes, uh, with the D string,…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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