Guitars need no introduction. From standard chord progressions to finger picking patterns and playing lead melodies, guitars give players familiar with many other genres of music a great way to get into Celtic styles. Many players use standard tuning but many are turning to DADGAG tuning (and other alternatives) to give the accompaniment of fast tunes a more tonally dynamic and driving feel that standard tuning doesn’t provide.

Who you should listen to: John Doyle (DADGAD), Steve Cooney, Jim Murray, Seamie O’Dowd, John Blake, Dennis Cahill

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