Understanding DADGAD for Fingerstyle Guitar

Author: DOUG YOUNG
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 161065322X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Understanding DADGAD is a complete introduction to using the DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. the book systematically explores the tuning, starting with simple chords and scale patterns, ultimately showing how DADGAD can be used to play in nearly any key and in many different musical styles. Topics include moveable and open-string chords and scales, intervals, the harp-effect, common chord progressions in DADGAD and more, all in the context of either short musical examples or complete tunes.Rather than just providing scales, chords, or tunes, this book guides the reader through the process of understanding the guitar from the perspective of DADGAD tuning. Topics are organized as a series of small self-contained sections ideal for a single study session or lesson. After exploring extremely easy ways to get started with DADGAD, involving as little as a single finger on the fretting hand, the book progresses to examples that will interest even more advanced players. 200 musical examples, including several full performance-quality pieces, demonstrate each concept. the companion recording features the author playing many of the examples.A complete introduction to DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Begins with simple chords and scale patterns and progresses to more complex musical examples in many different keys. Topics include moveable and open-string chords and scales, the harp-effect, intervals, common chord progressions in DADGAD and more.

DADGAD Blues

Author: ROB MACKILLOP
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619116405
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rob MacKillop presents 20 wonderful fingerstyle blues arrangements andcompositions in DADGAD tuning. The styles covered in this book include country blues, boogie woogie left-hand piano blues, early jazz blues, gut-bucket blues and modal blues. Great traditional songs are included such as St. James Infirmary Blues, St. Louis Blues, C. C. Rider and more, alongside 15 full-length studies. The book begins with easy arrangements, progressing to intermediate and more advanced ones - in short, these blues studies will improve your technique through playable 12-bar tunes. A wide array of chord and scale fingerings are also provided, including pentatonic minor and major scales, blues scales, diminished arpeggios and scales, 7th chords, whole-tone scales and the super Locrian mode and much more! All the tunes presented have accompanying audio recorded by Rob MacKillop and are available to download

The Big Dadgad Chord Book

Author: Harvey Reid
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781630290429
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Most Detailed & complete DADGAD Chord Book... DADGAD has become the most popular open tuning, yet until now there have been no extensive libraries of chord fingerings. The Big DADGAD Chord Book is thorough, readable, detailed and accurate, carefully mapping out the fingerboard like never before. It also has many valuable features to help songwriters, strummers and pickers find their way around: The whole fingerboard is shown for every chord, which helps you see and understand the geometry. The note names and scale degrees are shown for all chords, so you can clearly see the precise musical structure. Most chords have 5 or 6 strings sounding. Open and closed-position chord types are included."

Guitar Chord Scale Finder

Author: Jody Fisher
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457408342
Format: PDF, Docs
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The purpose of this book is to give you a single source to refer to when looking for information regarding the use of scales for improvisation. This is not a method. Rather, it is a reference book. You can look up any chord to learn what scales will work with it. You can also look up any scale to learn every chord it works with. You will find two fingering diagrams for every scale and several voicings for the chords. Standard notation and TAB.

DADGAD Chords Scales Tuning

Author: FELIX SCHELL
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609743032
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers a large number of essential chords and scales for the DADGAD tuning of the guitar. the material assembled here opens up a multitude of possibilities to expand and improve your playing in this unique tuning. Chords are shown in their customary harmonic contexts, instead of just listing them (as is done in most other chord-books). Skim and skip around in the book as you like, experiment, and linger where ever you find your musical inspiration. Have fun with this new, unique DADGAD book.

Alternate Tuning Chord Dictionary

Author: Chad Johnson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 147685887X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Guitar Educational). An alternate tuning is created when one or more strings of the guitar are tuned to notes that differ from standard tuning. This book is designed to familiarize you with chord shapes while playing in some of the most common alternate tunings, such as: Open D, Open G, Open Gm, Open A, Open E, Open Em, Open C, Drop D, Double Drop D, Dsus4 and more. Includes info on chord construction, and easy-to-read diagrams.

A Dadgad Christmas

Author: Doug Young
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989634908
Format: PDF
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"A DADGAD Christmas" is a collection of twenty-one arrangements of Christmas favorites for solo fingerstyle guitar, all in DADGAD tuning - a popular alternate tuning for guitar. The book is divided into two sections: Gig Book - a set of short, easy to play arrangements, and then Performance Arrangements - a collection of more complex performance-ready arrangements. The first part of the book, the Gig Book, contains arrangements that are easy enough for beginner, but that are also meant to act as templates for your own arrangements. With a bit of practice you should be able to pull out these arrangements whenever you are asked to play a Christmas song and read the music, elaborating on the basic arrangements simply by adding your own variations within the basic structure. The second half of the book, Performance Arrangements, features longer, more complete arrangements of nine tunes, perfect for performances in any setting - with friends and family, in church, or in a concert. The book sold through Amazon does not include a CD, you can get the CD in several different ways. You can download the tracks completely free but from the author's website, or if it's easier, you can purchase the tracks from itunes. Finally, if you prefer a physical CD, you can get one, with a jewel case from Amazon.

The Complete Book of Alternate Tunings

Author: Mark Hanson
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9780936799131
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Music Sales America). Hundreds of guitar tunings in all styles, from folk to Celtic to rock, are included in this unique volume. It covers artists such as Hedges, Kottke, Sonic Youth, Cooder, Crosby Stills & Nash, Pearl Jam, and more. Includes tablature.

Easy DADGAD Celtic Guitar

Author: ROB MACKILLOP
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619116189
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book contains thirty of the most requested Celtic session tunes, arranged for DADGAD tuning. Accompanying audio is available as an online download, whichincludes performances by Rob MacKillop. To assist playing these tunes, a technique primer and specific exercises are included. With the use of a capo youwill be able to play these tunes in their traditional keys. The tunes can be played fingerstyle or with a pick. The repertoire includes classic tunes such as DrowsyMaggie, Soldier's Joy, St. Patrick's Day In the Morning, The Kesh, The Rights ofMan and The Wind That Shakes The Barley. A bonus twenty-five traditional Scottish lute pieces are included, also arranged for DADGAD tuning! Includes access to online audio