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Lead Guitar  //  Flynn Cohen

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In this lesson, Flynn breaks down the traditional Irish Reel called the Famous Ballymote. Get ready to work on those chops as you work on your flatpicking speed and dexterity.

TopGeneral Overview (6 min 14 sec)
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In Part 1, Flynn opens by playing the Famous Ballymote in 2/2 time in the key of D modal, a standard key used in Irish music. He gives you a brief overview of Reels, picks, tuning, form, and flatpicking.


TopPart “A” (5 min 03 sec)
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In Part 2, Flynn starts to break down part “A” of the Famous Ballymote, playing the tune at a medium pace.


TopPart “B” (5 min 37 sec)
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In Part 3, Flynn starts to break down part “B” of the Famous Ballymote, which is very similar to part “A”, but has a different ending. He also loops part “A” and talks about the right-hand technique.


TopPart “B” – Phrases 1 & 2 (5 min 11 sec)
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In Part 4, the 1st and 2nd phrase are broken down in more detail leading up to a loop of part “B”.

TopFinal Loop (2 min 23 sec)
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Parts A and B are looped several times while increasing speed. After watching all sections, you’ll want to focus on this lesson to learn the overall tune.


TopRight-hand Ornamentation (3 min 58 sec)
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Here, Flynn shows right-hand ornamentation techniques using different variations of triplets.