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Beginner's Celtic guitar lesson in drop D- as used by John Doyle, Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Tim Edey

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This free Irish guitar lesson from Folk Friend covers one of the most popular tunings out there; drop D. This is a great tuning for beginner folk guitarists as it has the nice low, booming bass notes of a tuning like DADGAD but without the need to learn loads of new chord shapes!

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