Thursday, March 17, 2011

An Irish Guitar Lick for St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I thought I'd share a little Celtic guitar lick I came up with. I always think of Irish/ Celtic traditional music as kinda an early incarnation of "Lamb of God" because they use a lot of triplet based rhythms. I love traditional Irish music but honestly couldn't tell you a jig from a reel so I'm sure there are lots of "errors" in this example but I kinda like it and hope other people do too. I slowed down the example in the video and also gave you a right hand picking view as well. I'm tuned down a half step for this is you want to play along. Enjoy the rest of St. Patrick's day. I'm gonna celebrate by learning Metallica's cover of Thin Lizzy's "Whiskey in the the Jar".