Danny Boy - A Free Mini-Lesson

Happy Traum

Play an Irish Classic

A Quick 7-Minute Lesson, No TAB
  • Code:DLHAPDB
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

"Danny Boy" is one of those rare songs that transcends the tradition/pop genres, with its sentimentality and anthem-like qualities. It's probably Ireland's most famous song. The words were written early in the 20th Century and were set to a much older tune, "The Londonderry Air" (or as the Clancy Brothers used to call it, "The London Derriere."

This instrumental version is in Dropped D tuning and should not be difficult for intermediate fingerstyle players. It may take a few viewings but I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. Please note that after the spoken introduction I placed my capo at the 2nd fret. This gives it a different tonality and also makes it a little easier to play.

You can make this very simple or add some of the licks that I like to throw in. I can't help it, but under my fingers it gets a little bluesy. Do what you want with it and make it your own. Please let us know how you like this.

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

There are currently no reviews

New Review

Name*

required

Email*

required (not published)

Website*

optional

Comment*
If you enter anything in this field your comment will be treated as spam*