How do I teach a guitar player to play a tune with me?
So I’m a fiddle player and I’m lucky to play at lots of sessions with great musicians, many of them Irish. I also have friends who play guitar and don’t know anything about Irish music, and from time to time they want to sit down and play a couple of tunes with me, and I don’t know enough about playing guitar to help them understand what chords to play and how to play them. Just recently I found some sheet music for the Kesh and Silver Spear that had chords written in, and figured these would be nice easy tunes, but that wasn’t too successful either. Explanations about theory are way too in-depth for this kind of situation because its just a casual sit-down for an hour at most. I know some really good players who can tell the guitar players what chords to play as the tune is in progress, and I’m thinking that’s probably what’s needed, but my guitar knowledge isn’t that great. Does anyone have any suggestions?