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Celtic Guitar Solos, Tunes & Techniques

with Steve Baughman

Learn acoustic guitar from Steve Baughman, a Celtic fingerstyle-guitar pioneer.

"Technical innovation, virtuosity and intensity."
– Acoustic Guitar Magazine


Instrument Guitar

For you get:

  • 12 songs
  • 57 pages of TAB notation
  • Unique learning format, great multi-angles
  • On-demand lifetime access to all lessons
  • Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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13 lessons · 69m 27s

Steve Baughman is a pioneering Celtic fingerstyle guitar player.

He has toured, recorded and taught extensively throughout the world. He is also the author of five guitar books and was named one of the world’s 100 best guitarists.

Steve's Solid Air Records release, 'The Angels Portion' ranks on Digital Dream Door’s list of the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitar albums, and his Celtic Guitar Summit CD was an Acoustic Guitar Magazine Editor’s Pick.

Baughman not only performs a wide selection of dance tunes and lovely ballads here, but breathes life into them with a technique that he describes in detail and demonstrates step by step.


  • Dans A Sailheu
  • Tavarn
  • Danses des Deux Pomme Frites
  • Little Beggar Man (easy and more complex versions)
  • Loch Lomond
  • Planxty John Irwin
  • Cool A Jig
  • The Choice Wife
  • Neil Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife
  • Devil In The Kitchen
  • The Tushgar
  • Paddy Fahy's Jig 

Please note: The original source for this online course is a DVD. The artist/teacher may refer to a DVD and sometimes a book, neither of which are included with your purchase. Instead, you will have lifetime access to stream the course on all your devices and PDFs of the transcriptions from the book. DVDs get damaged and lost and books can go missing, but these courses are available to you whenever you want and wherever you are!

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Dans A Sailheu - Tavarn - Danse des Deux Pommes Frites (lesson)

Steve Baughman

I am on the Digital Dream Door list of the 100 best fingerstyle guitar players of all time, which includes dead ones. I used to put this in my press materials.  But then I figured it was just the lone opinion of some dude/gal somewhere in cyberspace.  Anyone can make a list. Besides, how many fingerstyle guitar players can there be anyway? It must be hard not to make the top 100.  I suspect the 81-100 slots are all made up names. As long as you did a guitar CD you’re top 80. I think I was 77. Maybe I’ll be deleted from the list now that I’ve said all this.  But I appreciate the passion of whomever compiled it. Thanks for including me, and it impressed my mother.  Maybe it won’t now.

"Once in a while an album comes along that can alter your thinking about guitar music - Steve Baughman's Farewell to Orkney is one of those....A must for all lovers of guitar and especially Celtic music."
--Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"A star of fingerstyle guitar: very deft, thoughtful, quietly adventurous, deeply lyrical and playful."
--Radio National, Australia

"Steve's artistry and musicality are world-class, with dynamics, timing and interpretation that always bring out the emotional essence of the song."
--Sing Out Magazine

"...technical innovation, virtuosity, and intensity."
--Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"Incredible virtuosity ... showcases the quiet beauty of the open-tuned acoustic guitar."
--Marin Independent Journal (Too bad it's not the Washington Post. But I'll take it.)

Farewell to Orkney listed as one of the "Best Albums of 2013" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

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