Celtic Guitar


Celtic Guitar. Staring with the basics of technique and ornamentation in traditional music, Doc then goes directly into the tunes, in tablature and standard notation. Focusing on traditional music from Ireland, Doc has also chosen tunes from England, France, Flanders, North America and Corsica to reflect the guitar’s broad range. Right and left hand techniques, ornamentation, arranging and other topics are taught through the tunes themselves.

Doc Rossi, a well-known citternist and guitarist in both traditional and early music, has created this book for intermediate to advanced players who want to improve their technique, develop ideas and learn new repertorie.


Part 1 – Basic Technique and Ornamentation
The Peacock’s Feather
The Fairies’ Hornpipe
The Humours of Kilcogher
The Cordal Jig
The Long Note
Rodney’s Glory

Part 2 – A Selection of Irish Tunes
Brian O’Lynn
A Trip to Athlone and The Mist Covered Mountatin
The Mooncoin Jig
The Lark in the Morning
The Swallow Tail and The Banks of Lough Gowna
An Phis Fhliuch

Hornpipes and Set Dances
Poll Ha’penny
The Princess Royal
The Blackbird
The Cliff and The Galway
The Greencastle & The Liverpool

The Flowers of Edinburgh/The Flowers of Michigan/The Temperance
The Woman of The House/The Virginia/The Log Cabin
The Traveler’s/The Scholar/Miss Thorton’s

Part Three – Tune from other Cultures
Quebec – La Cardeuse and Le Triomphe
England – Jockey to the Fair/ The Flaxley Green Dance/ Tom Jones
England – Foul Weather Call and The Dorsetshire Hornpipe
Flanders – Le Concert ou la Sabatine
Italy and France – Mantovana
Corsica – Girandula

Good Points

  • Audio CD for reference
  • Detailed Introduction to Celtic Music and Tuning
  • Standard Notation with Tablature

Bad Points

  • No Left Hand Fingering

Final Words
If you are interested in Traditional Dance Music on the Guitar from England, France, Flanders, North America and Corsica, this book will serve you well. Get your copy of Celtic Guitar by Doc Rossi.

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Book Details
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Pap/Com edition (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574242660
ISBN-13: 978-1574242669
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches

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