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DADGAD guitar
« on: Jun 17, 2006, 12:52:05 PM »
Does anyone here play DADGAD? If so, what're your favourite chord shapes/sequences?! ;D

I'm experimenting with it at the moment because my zouk's out of action (has some neck issues which are, in turn, giving it tuning issues) and, as much as I love the kinda new stylee zouk-influenced DADGAD playing of people like John Blake, I'd love to make it sound like a guitar as well at times! I'm just messing around with chord shapes and patterns, but it still comes back to the nice subtle picky stylee zoukin' at the end :)

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2006, 05:18:51 PM »
I have played DADGAD for a number of years. No favorate shapes or progressions I'm afraid. The beauty of it for me is that it's fairly easy to make things up. New chords appear out of nowwhere.
I would recommend the Sarah Mquaid book "The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book" published by Ossian


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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2006, 10:05:43 AM »
if you get a chance listen to a guy named Robbie Basho, he's not with us any more but his playing went somewhere else, using lots of tunings.

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #3 on: Jun 22, 2006, 05:39:23 PM »
Havnt used this in many years. I will have a think & post some finger positions back.

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2006, 09:02:22 PM »
Just Google the words "DADGAD chords". I found a few sites that way. I fingerpick a version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". I'll post the recording once I figure out how.

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2006, 09:04:26 PM »
Have given up learning from chord diagrams... I'm very bad at that because I always end up changing them to fit my piano/bouzouki chords. Now using woody's method, which is doing my well so far I think! :)

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #6 on: Sep 10, 2006, 09:26:12 PM »
I have the opposite quest, I'd like to play DADGAD more like John Blake! I can't seem to get there though. Anyway, I prefer the smaller shapes, tend to mute strings more than some. I try to avoid the big boomy, overly droney stuff. I also like to play a lot of ascending and descending stuff just using two or three strings. It takes a while to get the hang of, especially from only playing a melody instrument for so long. Requires a bit of a different approach to viewing and hearing the tunes.

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #7 on: Sep 10, 2006, 11:54:54 PM »
See I can do the John Blake stuff cos the bouzouki/guitar/banjo player I play with in Dublin is taught by John, and that's the bouzouki style I play, so it's easy to transfer that across to just four strings on the guitar! But occassionally for the rowdy fast banjo sessons in Limerick you need the really driving rhythmic stuff... sure pluckiness won't be heard!

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2007, 02:29:04 AM »
Or guitar player uses DADGAD
go on to our web site and or drop
him a line=
http://www.hastetothewedding.com/

I'll see him to-night, and ask him to send you all
the chords you want,
jim/fiddle4.

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Re: DADGAD guitar
« Reply #9 on: Jan 06, 2007, 11:51:28 AM »
I don't even have my guitar with me in Limerick at the moment... wasn't space in the car amongst all the other instruments when I moved back over from Derbyshire this time! But thanks, it'll be handy out for when I actually do get my hands on a guitar and some of it's probably transferable onto bouzouki.

 




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