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Subject: DADGAD
From: Pete
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 05:44 PM

How is Am played in DADGAD tuning (Guitar)??

Pete


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Don Meixner
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 11:44 PM

Structurally you can bar the top for strings at the second freta and fret what would normally be the B string at the 3rd fret. You could then play all but the bassest string. Rhat would give you the right notes, the right dynamics however might be a different story.

Don


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: sutnumin@hotmail.com
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 03:58 AM

Try this one : x0203x or much better go to: http://www.ice.el.utwente.nl/~han/dadgad/


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: The Shambles
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 06:44 AM

Who was known as the 'Thief Of DADGAD'?


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 09:26 AM

Damn, Shambles, you are getting as bad as Art. LOL

Mick


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 08:42 PM

It's pretty rare when a musical style's origin can be laid at the feet of just one person, but I think it is safe to day that Davey Graham taught the DADGAD tuning to just about everyone. I've heard rumours that he has had health troubles over the years. Does anyone know if he still plays on any regular basis.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 05:09 PM

Hi!

I tried the http://www.ice.el.utwente.nl/~han/dadgad/ site and was unable to locate it. Would you mind double-checking it please. Thanks.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 05:25 PM

Do you need those special glasses since this is a 3-D tuning?

catspaw


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: ddw in windsor
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 06:05 PM

would somebody tell me what this chord is called? Is it an augmented? I've used an open D for years that is the same, except that the G string is dropped to an F#. Also, what's the use of this one? Is it used for bottlenecking, or is it a "played" pattern of some kind -- i.e., fingered somehow in the tonic?

thanx....ddw


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From:
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 09:14 PM

ddw,

Where have you been? DADGAD is a modal tuning. The I chord is fingered 000200. It has a blend between a major D and a Dm. This tuning is used extensively in Celtic music. It also works very well with some Appalacian music. Shady Grove is a well known tune that works well in DADGAD. I first learned it from a banjo player back in 1964 or 65. The tuning had shown up on Tom Rush's first Elektra album. He called it D-Modal tuning. The V chord is fingered 032000. It is a very entertaining tuning to try out. Enjoy!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: John Rainer (inactive)
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 05:33 AM

Check out the playing of Dick Gaughan - superb DADGAD arrangements of Scots/Irish traditional material.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 05:54 AM

Roger makes a great point...remember that in many forms of music, a specific instrument will dictate styles and tunings of others over the years. As Roger pointed out, celtic (pipes) and Appalachian (App. Dulcimer) are closely related and the drone instruments associated with them are modal instruments. Jean Ritchie discusses this at some length in one of her books or as a segment of someone elses. Old age is killing me 'cause I caan't remember which! In any case, any good lap dulcimer book will also give a better explanation of modal tunings than most music theory books. ddw...check one out!!!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Allan C.
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 04:31 PM

Just in case any Mudcatters will be in the area at the appropriate time, I submit the following:

Pierre Bensusan will be at The Prism coffee house in Charlottesville, VA on Friday, April 16 en Francais - Saturday, April 17 in English. His many musical accomplishments include an extensive use of "non-standard guitar tunings" - especially DADGAD.

Saturday, April 17 1-4 pm: A hands-on workshop with Pierre Bensusan: bring your instrument! Although primarily geared towards the guitar, practically any musician would gain some invaluable insights in how to approach music in general, tone production, and getting the most out of your instrument. All levels are encouraged to attend: this is one of the most effective master-classes taught by a major acoustic artist. Fee: $25.00 for the three hours.

Here is a link which will tell more about the artist and the coffee house:

The Prism coffee house


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: ddw in windsor
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 12:09 AM

Roger,

Thanx. I've been out of the music scene since about 1974, probably spending less than 12 hours with my guitar until about a year ago when I got involved with a local folk club. I had encountered the tuning only once when I borrowed a guitar from another club member for a couple of tunes and she warned me it was in DADGAD. I just retuned it to standard and didn't really think about it much until this thread showed up.

Just as an aside, I noticed on some of his liner notes that Tom Rush plays in a C tuning on some of his songs, but I didn't know exactly what he was doing, so I made up a C tuning that I think sounds pretty good. It's CGCGCC, with the E note played by bottlenecking to the 4th on the #1 string. Fool around with that a while and let me know what you think.

cheers

ddw


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: GUEST,James Leo
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 08:19 PM

http://www.mudcat.org/blickifier2.cfm

Davy Graham developed this tuning The Fakir


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Stanron
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 08:43 PM

Pete wrote: How is Am played in DADGAD tuning (Guitar)??

If you can do it

2 0 2 2 3 2

If that's too hard miss out the sixth string. Or

2 0 2 2 0 2

is all As and Es. Neither Am nor A major. A kind of A neutral.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: michaelr
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 06:36 PM

A chord with no third is generally called modal (neither minor nor major).


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Stanron
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 07:33 PM

michaelr wrote: A chord with no third is generally called modal (neither minor nor major).
It may well be called that but it would be one of those terms like 'Celtic music' that are used incorrectly. Diad might be more appropriate, except that there are five or six notes there instead of two. Maybe extended diad would fit.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 12 Sep 17 - 03:45 AM

Rock guitarists, somewhat pretentiously, call then power chords, but can two notes actually be a chord anyway? To fiddlers they're just double stops and to pipers simply drones.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: GUEST,Some bloke
Date: 12 Sep 17 - 04:17 AM

I notice the term "Dorian" hasn't been used yet. It does help explain a few things.

Modal turnings aren't that helpful if you wish to distinguish between major and minor. That's the point of them.

I use it (and similar) a lot but the many traditional tunes that play along a minor first and major seventh (Amin and Gmaj to give an example) work far better in standard tuning anyway and if you want a drone, try a drop bass tuning such as drop D or (through my combination of laziness and not boring people by tuning between songs) drop E by fitting a capo 2nd fret, five strings across and play as D


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: Brian Peters
Date: 12 Sep 17 - 04:28 AM

Any chance of combining the two DADGAD threads, boss?


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Subject: RE: DADGAD
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Sep 17 - 09:29 PM

Will FLy has a nice youtube video where he explains the tuning, shows the chords and gives two examples. Before listening to his playing, I had no idea how fine DADGAD could sound.


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