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Learn to play Irish music on the Bouzouki with Dr. Billy MacFhloinn

The Online Academy of Irish Music

Calling all those who would like to learn how to play Irish music on the Bouzouki. Billy Mac Fhloinn covers all the rudimentariness of how to play Irish music in his first course titled ‘Bouzouki Accompaniment’. Chords and chord structures, strumming patterns and finger picking, counter melody and rhythm are all examined throughout the tutorials. Familiarity with the ideaology behind traditional Irish music accompaniment is discussed, as is the role of the accompanist in duo or group playing. Emphasis in his first course is mainly on accompaniment, however counter melody will also form an important part of the program.

For students who would like to further explore counter melody, check out Billy’s second course ‘Bouzouki Accompaniment #2’Lessons also available for flute, whistle, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, song, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhrán, harp, mandolin and piano.

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