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(@dan-t)
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Ok, I was at an Artie Traum acoustic guitar workshop last week, and he was doing some stuff in "DADGAD" tuning, among other things. I liked the sound of this tuning, and have been messing around with it a bit. Any one know any songs in this tuning? I'm also looking to learn some chords, (only know D, A, & G at the moment) Any help would be appreciated. 8)

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I've not played much in DADGAD. But for any chord you want, select that tuning in the drop down menu here:
http://looknohands.com/chordhouse/guitar/index_rb.html

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Thanks for that link Ricochet. It will come in quite useful. :D

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I don't play a lot of "pure" chords in DADGAD, but tend to play lots of chords with no 5th, or chords with various added notes, like sus4 or add9...that's the beauty of DADGAD. Here are few chord shapes I use..

D5
--
000200
050200
057700

D
--
004200

D/F#
--
4x0200
450200

Dm
--
003200

E5
--
222422

E
--
2x232x

Em
--
2x2020
222000

F
--
3x3203
3x323x

G5
--
5x0050
5x0055

G
--
5x0020
550020
5x5450
555000
555400
x20020

A
--
x02200
x02242
7x7600
777600

Am
--
x02232
x02230

Bm
--
x24400

C
--
x32030

I don't DADGAD chords written out for any songs in particular, though I did have a recent lesson which featured DADGAD (and I have more on the way).

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Any one know any songs in this tuning?
Dan

Many Celtic-style songs are in DADGAD including Doug Sparling's excellent lesson on the home page, and one or two of Hodge's lessons. Also Zeppelin's Kashmir and Black Mountainside come to mind, the latter inspired by Bert Jansch's Black Waterside. Hope that helps.

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More useful info! Thanks for the chords Doug. Your lesson is very good also. 8)
Slejhamer, thanks, I'll look those songs up.

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Any one know any songs in this tuning?
Dan

Many Celtic-style songs are in DADGAD including Doug Sparling's excellent lesson on the home page, and one or two of Hodge's lessons. Also Zeppelin's Kashmir and Black Mountainside come to mind, the latter inspired by Bert Jansch's Black Waterside. Hope that helps.

Though my next few lessons will be more Celtic in nature, I'm planning on eventually including those tunes in a lesson/lessons, as well as other non-Celtic DADGAD songs...Poles Apart by Pink Floyd comes to mind as well. I imagine there are tabs out there for those songs as well.

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(@tinsmith)
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Michael Hedges's Ragamuffin.

Anything by Pierre Bensusan; I think he plays exclusively in it.

Lawrence Juber is also a master at it.


   
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i've been using the DADGBD tuning for ages now and i've found that jimmy page uss this tuning alot..

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"Treetop Flyer" by Steven Stills is the gold standard for me in DADGAD. If I could ever play that one, I would feel I had reached my goal as a guitar player. All I have ever been able to find on the internet is a tab of the intro and the chords with instructions "use Travis-style picking throughout".

I've started working on the very basics of Travis picking, but I wish I had a more complete tab of this song. If nothing else just a general picking pattern for all or some of the chords.

Probably the most famous DADGAD song is Led Zep's "Kashmir". The tuning has a really nice sound with the droning if you strum. Kind of reminds me of a bagpipe.

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Reviving an old thread.

I saw a basic DADGAD open-chord chart referenced on the Celtic Guitar Talk forum.

http://www.celticmusic.com/zan/

Scroll down to the link for the free basic chord page.

Limited, but might be helpful.

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Reviving an old thread.

I saw a basic DADGAD open-chord chart referenced on the Celtic Guitar Talk forum.

http://www.celticmusic.com/zan/

Scroll down to the link for the free basic chord page.

Limited, but might be helpful.

Cool! 8)

Thanks Mitch.

Dan

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