Shetland Swing Guitar-artists & resources
I have heard other guitarists talk about "shetland swing" style guitar. But I have been unable to find any books, articles, web pages, or artists that play in this style.
I have been playing guitar for 20 years. I am classically trained. But for Irish, I flatpick a martin steel string guitar.
While there is a plethora of material on modes and chords, I have found very little material on basic flatpicking patterns for jigs, reels, polkas, and hornpipes.
Reels and polkas are pretty easy, playing boom-chuck, boom-chuck-a, or chuck-a-chuck-a.
I still have trouble with jigs. I have tried:
I prefer the last one, but it is difficult to play at fast jig tempo (120+).