For Students

Brian Miller’s Guitar & Bouzouki Accompaniment Help Page

Please email Brian with any comments/questions. You can also take lessons from Brian in St. Paul, MN at the Center for Irish Music.

Chord Charts:

I continue to adjust the way I do things so I don’t use all these shapes anymore. If I ever find the Fountain of Spare Time I’ll add some updated charts.


New 2021:

E Chords (not the key of E, just E chords)

New 2013:

D Major Grouped According to Function
G Major Grouped According to Function
A Minor Grouped According to Function

Older Charts:

D Major Chord Scale
G Major Chord Scale
E Minor Chord Scale
A Minor Chord Scale
B Minor Chord Scale
C Major Chord Scale
D Minor Chord Scale

Bouzouki ADAD

D Major Chord Groups
E Minor Chord Groups
A Major Chord Groups
B Minor Chord Groups
G Major Chord Groups


E Minor GDAD Bouzouki Chords
Jig Strum Patterns

mp3s to practice with
(played on flute or whistle by Brian)
To download a track, right click and save as…


Boys of Bluehill
The Boy in the Boat VERY SLOW
The Boy in the Boat SLOW
The Boy in the Boat at speed
Master McDermott’s
Tobin’s SLOW
Pipe on the Hob
Garret Barry’s

The Green Fields of America
Ward’s / Green Fields of America
The Keel Row SLOW
The Keel Row at speed
Come West Along the Road
The Killavil SLOW
The Killavil FAST
Rights of Man
The Sligo Maid
Tuamgraeney Castle
Buttermilk Mary
The Cook in the Kitchen
Jerry’s Beaver Hat / Will You Come Home With Me? / Young Tom Ennis
The Fairy Queen / Dunphy’s
Thrush in the Straw / Burnt Old Man
Roving Bachelor / Jack Maguire’s / Ger Quigley’s


The Parting Glass
The Road to Ballynure (capo 7th fret)