Video lesson

Here’s a sweet Irish jig for you to learn and enjoy. I learned it from a Martin Hays recording called The Lonesome Touch.

Notice in the first quarter how we go straight up the D major scale starting on the sixth note. That’s why we play scales! If you can see the connection between the scales and the tunes then it will make the scales a lot more interesting and fun. Eventually, you’ll be able to hear the scales in the tunes.

Preparation

Warm up with the D major scale and phrases from the tune (once you’ve learned it) using a D drone: 


 

A part first quarter

Bits

D2-2-2-1-0

D2-3-A0-1-2-3

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A part, first quarter: D2-2-2-1-0-2-3-A0-1-2-3