About Jim Murray's Irish guitar lessons

Seven popular Irish tune styles:

  • Reel
  • Jig
  • Slip Jig
  • Polka
  • Hornpipe
  • Fast Slide
  • Slow Slide

+ Full section on double drop D

Learn Irish guitar accompaniment with Ireland’s leading traditional guitarist, Jim Murray.

These guitar tutorials will guide you using step by step instructions on how to become a competent and confident accompanist of traditional Irish music.

Jim has broken down his amazing technique into easy to see and easy to understand lessons. Each of these lessons have extensive supporting audio and visual clips which can be played over and over to aid learning.

Free example of guitar strumming patterns for an Irish Jig

Two different guitar tuning options

Each contains a comprehensive explanation for each style and how best to play it. All of the supporting audio and visual clips have been recorded in two tuning options and both are included in the tutorial – the choice is yours. These options are:

Standard tuning

For those who wish to accompany traditional Irish music in normal standard tuning.

Double drop D tuning

Jim’s preferred tuning where both top and bottom E strings are dropped to D while the middle four strings remain in standard tuning.

As well as covering every lesson in Double drop D Jim has a whole section on what it is and how it works.


If learning how to accompany Irish music on the guitar is something you have always wanted to do, let Jim teach you how.

Irish Guitar Lessons from 19.95 euro

Something for Everyone

Beginner or Professional

Whether your a beginner with the basic chords, a professional in another musical genre or simply someone who really wants to improve their skills at accompanying Irish music, these tutorials are for you.