“Smash the Windows” – Irish Jig

Below is the lesson for “Smash the Windows”.

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Learn an Irish Jig that’s equally melodic and rhythmic! This jig uses a unique right hand playing style that’s taught in our Triplet Strum Magic Course. If you’ve studied the triplet strum before, you know that it’s usually performed with the index down, followed by the thumb down, and finally the index up. BUT, what if I told you that you could use this exact motion to perform single note melody lines! That’s right, we can TRANSFORM this strumming technique into a picking technique!

Pretty cool, right? But wait, there’s more! Keep in mind that “jig” translates to dance. Therefore, we want our playing to be highly rhythmic. But how do we achieve that? Find out in the beginning of Steven’s lesson!

* Note: While this Irish song can be performed with traditional fingerpicking technique, as Andrew points out in the intro of the lesson, using the triple pick and strum method of playing produces a highly rhythmic and fluid sound. If you’ve been looking for a technique that breathes new life into your playing, then definitely check out the course!

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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