Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Banish Misfortune - Traditional Irish Jig



This is a traditional Irish jig called Banish Misfortune played on the guitar. Here is the TAB for the tune:

Banish Misfortune

Part A

|-2-0---------|-------------|
|-----3-1-----|---3-3-1-----|
|---------2-0-|-2-------2-0-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------0---0-|
|-4---4-0-2-0-|-4-0-4---4---|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-----------0-|
|-------1-----|-------1-3---|
|-2---2---2-0-|---0-2-------|
|-------------|-4-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-2-0---------|-----------0-|
|-----3-1-----|---3-2-3-----|
|---------2-0-|-2-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

Part B

|-2---2-2---2-|-2---3-5-3-2-|
|---------3---|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-0-----------|-0---2-3-2-0-|
|-----1-1-0-1-|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-2---3-5-3-2-|-0---2-3-2-0-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-2-0---------|-----------0-|
|-----3-1-----|---3-2-3-----|
|---------2-0-|-2-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

Part C

|-2---3-0---2-|-----0-------|
|-------------|-3-----1-----|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-2---2-0-2-0-|-------------|
|-------------|-4---4-4-2-0-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-----------0-|
|-1---1-1-----|-------1-3---|
|---------2-0-|---0-2-------|
|-------------|-4-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-2-0---------|-----------0-|
|-----3-1-----|---3-2-3-----|
|---------2-0-|-2-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|




Monday, November 26, 2012

The Kesh - Traditional Irish Jig



Here is another fun traditional Irish jig played on the guitar. The only tricky part with this tune is how to hit the high 'B' note at the end of the second part. I usually slide up to get it or play the 'B' and then slide back down to the 'G'. Here is the TAB for the tune:

The Kesh Jig

Part A

|-------------|-------------|
|-----------0-|---0-----0-3-|
|-0---0-0-2---|-2---2-2-----|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-0-----3-----|-0-----------|
|---3-3---3-3-|---3-0-3-0---|
|-------------|-----------2-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|
|-----------0-|---0-----0-3-|
|-0---0-0-2---|-2---2-2-----|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-0-----3-----|-------------|
|---3-3---3-0-|-------------|
|-------------|-2-0---0-----|
|-------------|-----4-------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

Part B

|-------------|-0-3-0-------|
|-0---0-3-0-3-|-------3-0---|
|---2---------|-----------0-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|
|-0---0-3-0---|---0---------|
|---2-------0-|-2---2-2-0-2-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-0-3-0-------|
|-0---0-3-0-3-|-------3-0-3-|
|---2---------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-3-2-3-5-3-5-|-7-3-2-3-----|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cooley's - Traditional Irish Reel



This traditional Irish reel is played on acoustic guitar at speed and then each part is played slowly. Here is the TAB for the tune:

Part A

|-----------------|-----------------|
|---0-0---0-----0-|-0-----0-3-0-----|
|-------2---------|-----2-------2-0-|
|-2-----------2---|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3-------|
|-----2---4---2---|-------2---2-----|
|-420---0---0---0-|-4-0-4-------4-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------0-2-3-|
|---0-0---0-----0-|-0-----0-3-------|
|-------2---------|-----2-----------|
|-2-----------2---|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-5-2-3-0---------|-----------------|
|---------3-0-----|-----------------|
|-------------2---|-----------------|
|---------------4-|-0-2-4-0-2-----0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


Part B

|-0-------0---3---|-0-------3-0-----|
|---0-0-0---0---0-|---0-0-0-----3-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------0-2---|
|-----------------|---------3-----3-|
|-2-----2---2---2-|-2-----2---------|
|-----4---0---4---|-----4-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-0-------0---3---|-0---------0-2-3-|
|---0-0-0---0---0-|---0-0-0-3-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-5-2-3-0---------|-----------3-2-3-|
|---------3-0-----|-----------------|
|-------------2---|-----------------|
|---------------4-|-0-2-4-0-2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tripping Up The Stairs - Traditional Irish Jig



This traditional Irish jig is played first at speed then each part is played slowly. This version is slightly different than others online, but this is how I've heard it played in sessions. Here is the TAB for the tune:

Part A

|-------------|-------2-0---|
|---------0-0-|-----3-----3-|
|---2-2-0-----|---2---------|
|-4-----------|-4-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|---2-0-------|
|-0-2-2---0-2-|-3-----3-----|
|-------2-----|---------2-0-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------2-0---|
|---------0-0-|-----3-----3-|
|---2-2-0-----|---2---------|
|-4-----------|-4-----------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|---2-0-------|
|-0-2-2---0-2-|-3-----3---2-|
|-------2-----|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|


Part B

|-------------|-------------|
|-3-0-0-7-0-0-|-3-0-0-7-5-3-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------0-----|-0-2-0-0-----|
|-2-----------|---------3-2-|
|---2-2---2-2-|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|
|-3-0-0-7-0-0-|-3-0-0-7-5-3-|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|---2-0-------|
|-2-0-2---0-2-|-3-----3---2-|
|-------2-----|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Fig For A Kiss - Traditional Irish Slip Jig



This traditional Irish slip jig is played first at speed then each part is played slowly. Here is the TAB for the tune:

Part A

|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----0-----0-0-----|-------------------|
|-0-------------2-0-|-----2-------2-----|
|-------2-----------|-4-----0---4---4-0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----0-----0-0-----|-3---0-------------|
|-0-------------2-0-|-------2-----------|
|-------2-----------|---------4-0-2-----|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


Part B

|-----0-0---2-3-2-0-|-2---------2-5-2---|
|-0-----------------|-----3-3---------3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


|-----0-0---2-3-2-0-|-------------------|
|-0-----------------|-3---0-------------|
|-------------------|-------2-----------|
|-------------------|---------4-0-2-----|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Star Of Munster - Traditional Irish Reel



This traditional Irish reel is played on acoustic guitar at speed and then each part is played slowly. Here is the TAB for the tune:

Part A

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-----1-0-----0-|-----------------|
|-----2-----2-0---|-2-0-----0-----0-|
|-----------------|-----2-4---2-0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-0-5-5-2-3-0-----|
|-----------0-1-3-|-------------3-0-|
|---2-2-0-2-------|-----------------|
|-2---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-----1-0-----0-|-----------------|
|-----2-----2-0---|-2-0-----0-----0-|
|-----------------|-----2-4---2-0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-0---------------|
|-----------0-1-3-|---1-3-0---------|
|---2-2-0-2-------|---------2-------|
|-2---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|



Part B

|-0-5-5-7-5-3-0-3-|-5-3-7-3-5-3-0-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3---3-5-3-2-0-2-|-320-5-2-3-2-0---|
|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-0-5-5-7-5-3-0-3-|-5-3-7-3-5-3-0-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3---3-0-5---5-3-|-7---7-5-3-2-0---|
|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lad O'Beirne's - Traditional Irish Reel



This traditional Irish reel is easy to play fast on guitar because of all the notes on open strings. In some places where two eighth notes repeat it sounds good to substitute four sixteenth notes. Here is the guitar TAB for the song:

Part A

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------0---|--01-0-----------|
|---0-0-0---0---0-|-2-----0-2-0---0-|
|-0-------0-------|-------------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-0-3-0---3-0-----|
|-------------0-3-|-------3-----3-0-|
|---0-0---0-2-----|-----------------|
|-0-----4---------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-3-0---0-1---|-----------------|
|---------0-------|-----0-----------|
|---------------2-|-2-2---2-0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0---0-1-|-3-0---1-0-------|
|-----0-2---------|-----2-----0-0---|
|-0-2-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


Part B

|-------0---------|-0-3---3-0---3-0-|
|-3-3-0---3-3-0-3-|-----3-----3-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-0-3-0---0-|-1---------------|
|-------------0---|---------0-------|
|-----------------|---2-2-2---2-0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-------------0-2-|-3---5-2-3-0-----|
|-0-3-3-2-3-------|-------------3-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0---0-1-|-3-0---1-0-------|
|-----0-2---------|-----2-----0-0---|
|-0-2-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Mabel's Fancy - Old Time Fiddle Tune



This old time fiddle tune is really fun to play on the guitar. I find it helps to barre the G and B strings on the second fret during the A arpeggio. This tune is in the key of A and is in 2/4 time.

Here is the TAB:

Part A

|-0-2-|-5---5-2-0-------|---0-2---0-------|
|-----|-----------2---2-|-3-----3---2---2-|
|-----|-------------2---|-------------2---|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|


|-------2-0-------|-----------0-2-4-|
|-3-2-3-----2---2-|-----0-2-3-------|
|-------------2---|-1-2-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-5---5-2-0-------|---0-2---0-------|
|-----------2---2-|-3-----3---2---2-|
|-------------2---|-------------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-------2-0-------|-------------0-4-|
|-3-2-3-----2---2-|-0-----0---------|
|-------------2---|---2-1---2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|



Part B

|-5---5-0-4-5-7-4-|-2-4-5-2-0-------|
|-----------------|-----------2-0---|
|-----------------|---------------2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-5-0-5-7-9-7-5-9-|-7-5-7-9-7-10-9-7-|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|


|-5-7-9-5-4-5-7-4-|-2-4-5-2-0-------|
|-----------------|-----------2---2-|
|-----------------|-------------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-------2-0-------|-------------0-4-|
|-3-2-3-----2---2-|-0-----0---------|
|-------------2---|---2-1---2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Comb Your Hair And Curl It - A Traditional Irish Slip Jig



This traditional Irish slip jig is played on the acoustic guitar in the standard tuning.

Comb Your Hair And Curl It

Part A

|-------------------|-----0-0-----------|
|-0-----------------|-0---------2-3-----|
|-------------0---2-|-----------------2-|
|-----2-2---4-------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-----------------|-0-----------------|
|-------------0---2-|-----0-0-2-0-------|
|-----2-2---4-------|-------------4-2-0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

|-------------------|-----0-0-----------|
|-0-----------------|-0---------2-3-----|
|-------------0---2-|-----------------2-|
|-----2-2---4-------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-----------------|-0-----------------|
|---2---------0---2-|-----0-0-2-0-------|
|-----2-2---4-------|-------------4-2-0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


Part B

|-3---0-0---0-0---2-|-0---0-0-2-3-5-2---|
|---------0---------|---0-------------3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

|-3---0-0---0-0---0-|-------------------|
|---------0---------|-3---0---0---------|
|-------------------|-------2---0-------|
|-------------------|-------------4-2-0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

|-3---0-0---0-0---2-|-3-0-0-0-2-3-5-2---|
|---------0---------|-----------------3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

|-3---3-5-3-2-3---0-|-------------------|
|-------------------|-3---0---0---------|
|-------------------|-------2---0-------|
|-------------------|-------------4-2-0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sally Goodin - Bluegrass Fiddle Tune



This bluegrass fiddle tune is played on the acoustic guitar in the standard tuning. Here is the TAB for the tune:

Sally Goodin

Part A

|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0-3-0---|---0-----0---3---|
|-0---0---------2-|-0---2-0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0-3-0---|---0-------------|
|-0---0---------2-|-0---2-0---------|
|-----------------|---------2---0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0-3-0---|---0-----0---3---|
|-0---0---------2-|-0---2-0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3---0-----------|-----------------|
|-------3-0-3-0---|---0-------------|
|---------------2-|-0---2-0---------|
|-----------------|---------2---0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


Part B

|-----------------|---3-0-----------|
|-----0-1-3---3-0-|-3-----3-0---3---|
|-0-2-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|



|---3-0-----------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-0-3-0---|---0-------------|
|---------------2-|-0---2-0---------|
|-----------------|---------2---0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----------------|---3-0-----------|
|-----0-1-3---3-0-|-3-----3-0---3---|
|-0-2-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3---0-----------|-----------------|
|-------3-0-3-0---|---0-------------|
|---------------2-|-0---2-0-----0---|
|-----------------|---------0-2-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


Part C

|-3-------3-------|-3-2-0-----------|
|-----------------|-------3-0---3---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3---3-2-3-5-3-0-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-0-------------|
|-----------------|-----2-0-----0---|
|-----------------|---------0-2-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3-----2-3-5-7-3-|-5-3-----0---0-2-|
|-----------------|-----------3-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-3-5-3-0---------|-----------------|
|---------3-1-0---|-----------------|
|---------------2-|-0---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|