The distinctive feel of the jig rhythm is an essential part of Irish and other traditional music. It’s a great, fun groove to play on acoustic guitar and one you need to master for sitting in on sessions with fiddle players, for sure!
In this short acoustic guitar video lesson, Elixir Strings artist Flynn Cohen breaks down the right hand jig rhythm strumming pattern, with its double downstrokes, in easy-to-follow fashion. It’s a deceptively simple sounding feel, but one that will take some training of your right hand to play smoothly and strongly. So as always, start slow and precise before building up speed
Acoustic guitar and mandolin player Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. He can be seen in concert with the American folk band Low Lily and legendary Irish accordion player John Whelan, as well as duo shows playing music from his four solo albums.