Off to the recording studio soon

Anton EmeryIn the Studio1 Comment

I am sitting here listening to Martin Simpson play clawhammer ukulele on his Righteousness & Humidity album.  Its great, makes me want to get a uke and play clawhammer on it.  Though maybe i should get a banjo instead…. So i am off in two weeks to start recording my solo cd.  Its something i have wanted to do for … Read More

O’Carolan’s Receipt for guitar

Anton Emeryarrangements, celtic guitar, orkney tuning3 Comments

Well, i wanted to try and post something once a week, but it may end up being more than that.  Notating these full arrangements takes a while sometimes. So here is a full arrangement of the tune O’Carolans’s Receipt.   I arranged it a few years back.  Its in G and i think it contains a few nice Orkney-isms, including some … Read More

Orkney Chords and Scales

Anton Emeryorkney tuning0 Comments

Next up we have some simple scales annd chords in the Orkney tuning (CGDGCD)  No capo for these.  I have laid out some scales in the keys of G, C, and D.  I tried to include a few different version of each scale.  Some are linear, utilizing consecutive notes on the same string.  Others incorporate harp style technique, playing consecutive … Read More

Orkney chords for backup

Anton Emeryceltic guitar, orkney tuning3 Comments

I’d like to start this out by posting some of the common chords i use for backing up celtic music in the Orkney Tuning.  I created these using Fretty Charts.  I’ll be getting the full version soon, so pardon the light demo version watermark on the fretboard. Without a capo Orkney tuning is CGDGCD, low to high strings.  The 6th, … Read More

Orkney Tuning Resources

Anton Emeryorkney tuning0 Comments

One of things i would like to do with this blog is put up some resources on the Orkney tuning.  It is CGDGCD.  I think its great for arranging celtic music, and there is not a ton of instruction material out on it like there is DADGAD.  I had some basic scales and chords up, but i deleted those posts.  … Read More


Anton EmeryUncategorized0 Comments

Hi everyone.  Just testing out this blog interface.  I am thinking here i will post various arrangements of some of my tunes, talk about celtic guitar backup, Orkney tuning, and celtic guitar in general.  I am open to topics and suggestions, so let me know if there is something related to guitar and you want to see covered.