The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162733   Message #3874888
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
02-Sep-17 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Do you use D A D G A D?
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Do you use D A D G A D?
i always steered clear of dadgad for many years for all the reasons stated above.

THe Damascene conversion for me came for me after attending a workshop by Ken Nicol at Fylde FF.
the celtic guitar dadgad has a lot to answer for. it does that facetious strum /clang interjection at the end of every line so well.

but several artists like Ken and Paul OPenshaw, Paul Downes and the late ERic Roche have got more out of DADGAD. not really by deepening the game. more by re-thinking the instrument. each in their own way.

most of the open tunings have a lot to offer.