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Celtic

Fingerstyle
Guitar
According to

Tony
McManus
Volume One

AND
Hammer-on

&

TECHNIQUES
ORNAMENTATIONS
Hammer-on to
unplayed string

Pull-off

Roll

(H)

&

Right-hand fingering:

&

p = thumb
i = index
m = middle
a = ring

Slide
7

3 2 0

Triplet (thumb)
3

#
a

(hammer, pull, pull)

Triplet (finger)
5

= down pick, = up pick


Stems indicate notes played with
the thumb (sometimes back of index,
supported by the thumb)

Harmonic
(natural)

Harmonic
(artificial)

harm.12

art. harm.

3
12

THE ISLAY RANTERS REEL


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YE BANKS

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