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“Our vision is to create the best courses in the world for people who want to learn how to play Irish traditional music”.

Trad Success offers you the opportunity to finally succeed at learning how to play a musical instrument using our revolutionary teaching techniques. Our step-by-step Free YouTube Video Tutorials will walk you through how to play many Traditional Irish instruments, songs and tunes. You can download a wide range of our Free PDFs as well as buy Selected PDFs from as little as €0.99! We also offer PDF Books for various instruments too!

  • Free access to all of our Video Tutorials on YouTube 24 hours a day!
  • You can watch any of our YouTube Video Tutorials on various devices as many times as you wish!
  • Free PDF downloads to many of our video tutorials including diagrams, chords, notes, exercise sheets, strumming patterns and much more!
  • Option to buy Specially Designed PDFs of songs and tunes for as little as €0.99 each!
  • Option to buy Specially Designed PDF Books of different instruments.
  • No contracts!
  • Follow the lyrics, chords and notes so you won’t get lost or confused.
  • Incredibly easy to progress due to our easy incremental steps.
  • Option of viewing clips and playing along at different speeds to aid learning.

Course Overview

In our Course, you will learn:

  • The names and locations of the various parts of the guitar.

  • How to hold the guitar.
  • How to hold the plectrum.

  • How to tune your guitar using a tuner.

  • How to read the manuscript for guitar songs.

  • How to play various chords.

  • A number of different strumming patterns.

  • How to play some very simple songs such as Frère Jacques on the guitar.

  • 28 popular Irish songs on the guitar.

  • How to use a capo to change the key of a song to better suit your voice.

  • How to finger pick various chords.

  • How to finger pick along to songs.

You get access to three different courses!
For your convenience, this incredible package is sub-divided into three separate courses.

Beginners’ Course
(Lessons 1 – 14)

  • Lesson 1
    Promotion Video
  • Lesson 2
    About the Guitar (History, Parts and Some Useful Tips)
  • Lesson 3
    Holding the Guitar and Plectrum
  • Lesson 4
    Tuning the Guitar
  • Lesson 5
  • Lesson 6
    Chord D – Lesson 6 –
    * Extra tip video (Standing Our Fingers Up)
  • Lesson 7
    Strum 1 (d du)
  • Lesson 8
    Frere Jacques (song)
  • Lesson 9
    Chord A
  • Lesson 10
    Mary Had A Little Lamb (song)
  • Lesson 11
    Chord G
  • Lesson 12
    I’ll Tell Me Ma (song)
    Lesson 12 – Extra tip video (Tap, Down Up)
  • Lesson 13
    Chord E
  • Lesson 14
    Muirsheen Durkin (song) – Lesson 14 – Extra tip video (Changing Chords)

Intermediate Course
(Lessons 15 – 35)

  • Lesson 15
    Strum 2 (d du du)
  • Lesson 16
    The Wild Rover (song) –
    Lesson 16
    * Extra tip video (Chords in Blue)
  • Lesson 17
    Chord C
  • Lesson 18
    My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (song)
  • Lesson 19
    Chord E minor
  • Lesson 20
    Jug of Punch (song)
  • Lesson 21
    Chord B minor
  • Lesson 22
    In Dublin’s Fair City (song)
  • Lesson 23
    Chord A minor
  • Lesson 24
    The Foggy Dew (song)
  • Lesson 25
    The Black Velvet Band (song)
  • Lesson 26
    An bhFaca Tú Mo Shéamuisín (song)
  • Lesson 27
    Spancil Hill (song)
  • Lesson 28
    The Spanish Lady (song)
  • Lesson 29
    Will You Go Lassie Go (song)
  • Lesson 30
    Beidh Aonach Amárach (song)
  • Lesson 31
    Chord D minor
  • Lesson 32
    The Wild Colonial Boy (song)
  • Lesson 33
    The Cliffs of Dooneen (song)
  • Lesson 34
    The Rare Old Mountain Dew (song)
  • Lesson 35
    The Rising of the Moon (song)

Advanced Course
(Lessons 36 – 52)

  • Lesson 36
    How to Use a Guitar Capo
  • Lesson 37
    Whiskey in the Jar (song)
  • Lesson 38
    The Shores of Botany Bay (song)
  • Lesson 39
    The Holy Ground (song)
  • Lesson 40
    Strum 3 (d u)
  • Lesson 41
    The Banks of the Roses (song)
  • Lesson 42
    Strum 4 (d du udu)
  • Lesson 43
    Joe Hill (song)
  • Lesson 44
    Peggy Gordon (song)
  • Lesson 45
    F Bar Chord
  • Lesson 46
    The Galway Shawl (song)
  • Lesson 47
    Finnegan’s Wake (song)
  • Lesson 48
    Kelly the Boy From Killane (song)
  • Lesson 49
    Introduction to Finger-Picking
  • Lesson 50
    Teaching of Finger-Picking the Main Chords
  • Lesson 51
    The Sally Gardens (song)
  • Lesson 52
    Nora (song)