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Cil Chais 1: The Big Picture


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Celtic Acoustic: Cil Chais

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This tune, Cil Chais, (Irish language, pronounced "kill cash"), has especially lovely harmonies, which are enhanced by playing the notes in such a way that they continue to ring out as long as possible, while you move along in the music. Notice how the ringing notes create a harmonic atmosphere of sorts, against which the melody gently dances along.

We'll get an overview of the tune in this lesson. Then we will break it down and slow it down to learn to play it note for note. Finally, we'll bring it back up to speed and play it together.

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