Conjure images of hot sun, golden beaches and sipping cocktails as you play along to the late Jimmy Buffett’s classic. Learn how to play the intro and strum along to the melody – with chord prompts.
We look at a finger-picking pattern and strum pattern to accompany this Luke Kelly favourite.
This is a follow-on lesson from an earlier finger-picking lesson. We look at a strumming pattern to accompany this old favourite.
Check out 2 great lessons on Bob Dylan’s classic, Knocking on heaven’s Door. Play along with chord prompts in the first lesson as you learn how to strum along to the song, and learn how to enhance your accompaniment with simple licks in the second lesson.
Strum along to this Waterboys’ classic from the late 80s – easy repetitive 4 chord sequence with a swinging 4/4 rhythm.
We look at a simple finger-picking pattern to accompany this old folksong. Tabs for the solo in open position are included in the Resources section.
This song was written by Dominic Behan, younger brother of the famous playwright. Brendan. In this easy lesson we look at 2 accompaniment styles, finger-picking and strumming.
Written in the 70’s by Corkman Tadhg Jordan, this drinking song was popularised by Jimmy Crowley and was later a hit for Christy Moore. (Johnny Jump Up is a strong cider).
Written by American guitarist Danny Whitten, this classic was made famous by Rod Stewart. It was released by him in 1977 and is still hugely popular worldwide. I’m using an easy finger-picking pattern to accompany the song. Have a listen –
This is a lively song by the Donegal band with the great name, Goats don’t Shave. It was a big hit for the band in the early 1990s and continues to be very popular – not only in Donegal! Tabs for the intro and a slower tempo practice file included in Resources section.