A Scottish Folk song for you this week. Wild Mountain Thyme is over 200 years old, and has been covered by a huge list of artists, including Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison, The Birds, Ronan Keating and James Taylor.

We’re going to give you the full melody, but you’re going to do some of the work when it comes to the accompaniment on this song. So make sure you learn the melody well, you’re brain is going to be working hard doing other things when you bring in the second hand!

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Part 6:

This is what the whole song looks like:

Wild Mountain Thyme MP3


Week 2:

A challenge this week for you to become more independent. Can you compose your own accompaniment to the melody?

Morwenna gives you some tips on one way to do this here:

Here is the sequence of the chords:

Here is Morwenna playing the whole song (repeated from last week’s lesson), if you need a hint when to change from one chord to the next.
Remember, when you play a C chord you get your left hand in position to play “CGC”; when you play a G you keep the hand ready to play the same pattern on the strings, but you move to play “GDG”; F means play “FCF”.