Happy St Patrick’s Day

I thought this would be a fitting song for St. Patrick’s Day as it was written by one of Ireland’s most Famous Composer’s: Turlough O’ Carolan!

Download the Track here:

 On Guitar…

It is a lot of fun to play on guitar! I arranged to be play in the 7th position (1st finger 7th fret) for a couple of reasons.

#1 I like rich full tones; the thicker the string the fuller the guitar tone. So by playing it on higher frets I am forced to use the thicker strings.
#2. I wanted to play in a single position without needing to shift my left hand to much.
#3. I wanted to practice a 3 notes per string scale (or finger pattern).

So this song is also a great way to practice those often neglected notes up higher on the fretboard.

Scale Pattern Tutorial for Carolan’s Concerto (JHC Arrangement.)

D Major Fretboard Chart
Blank Fretboard Chart

All TABS & Sheet Music Now Available Exclusively at JohnClarkeGuitarLessons.com

 

16 comments on “O’ Carolan’s Concerto

  • This happy tune (concerto….), not like many other instrumental pieces I listen to, sticks in my head like a pop song.

  • Thanks John. It is always such a pleasure listening to you play. I have been wanting to learn more guitar but it seems I can’t seem to practice consistently. I play the violin but enjoy the guitar very much also. Keep up the good work.

    God Bless!

  • =)

    The tutorial’s too advanced for me. I don’t play guitar. I don’t know that much about fretboard either, or how guitarists typically practice scales. But it was fun to watch.

  • hi dear u r from my best guitarests
    i have a note in the Scale Chart i think the first string we must play the fret number 9&10&12 not 9 &11 &12
    that is wrigt in video but not in scale chart

    • Hey Ayman,
      You are absolutely right!! thanks for pointing that out. I have uploaded the corrected fretboard scale chart.

      Thanks!

      John

  • Sorry me John,
    Yes..I was wrong for that song name. There was a “Tempestad” which you are playing on you tube.
    So , that song I have learned from that videos.Thank you for it. Yes that song is writen by Juan Serrano, but it does not matter. Regards – Ovidijus from Lithuania

  • WOW…WOW…WOW…
    thanks so much for sharing…I was doing some paperwork in an Irish Pub on St. Patty’s day…clicked on this…we had several people huddled around my laptop saying….”who’s that?!??” I lied….said my guitar teacher-
    Everyone’s gotta have a dream man.:)

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