The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162733 Message #3876275
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
10-Sep-17 - 05:37 AM
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?
In my experience much regarded as 'folk' music is overly precious, trite, and emotionally unengaging.
I find more connection with Eastern European folk, klezma, middle eastern, and early music inspired 'folk'...
DADGAD and other open tunings work really well for me...
Drone is stylistically all important in my music world...
.. and imho I get really turned off by jazz chords and hip jazzy syncopated rhythms imposed on 'folk' music.
For example my mrs is a big Kate Rusby fan, I like her voice, but her band used to spoil live gigs for my ears.
All that show off clever dick guitar strumming.
She'd sound much better with sympathetic minimalist harmonium, pipes, and open tuned strings drones...