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DADGAD chords

GUEST 02 Jan 19 - 04:36 PM
Will Fly 02 Jan 19 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,johnmc 02 Jan 19 - 05:33 PM
Nick 02 Jan 19 - 05:58 PM
Nick 02 Jan 19 - 06:10 PM
GUEST 03 Jan 19 - 07:46 AM
Backwoodsman 03 Jan 19 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,Terray 03 Jan 19 - 08:50 AM
Nick 03 Jan 19 - 10:44 AM
GUEST 03 Jan 19 - 10:47 AM
Backwoodsman 03 Jan 19 - 10:53 AM
GUEST 03 Jan 19 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,johnmc 04 Jan 19 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Mark Bluemel 07 Jan 19 - 09:37 AM
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Subject: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 19 - 04:36 PM

I am learning a song in DADGAD tuning, I have the TAB for it uses this chord progression:

Verse:   x0243x   x3x300x    x5x5oo   x3x300x
         x0243x x3x300x    x5x5oo   x2x200x

Chorus:   x0243x   x5x5oo   x2x200x   x0243x
          x0243x   x5x5oo   x3x300x   x2x20x   

I am a 65 yr old 'beginner' guitarist and use DADGAD a bit but have never met these chords. Is there a musical term for these chord progressions are they just more chords in DADGAD?


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 Jan 19 - 05:27 PM

1. The name of the tune would help

2. Some of your chords have 7 notes...


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 02 Jan 19 - 05:33 PM

Sorry to say I can't follow the fingering shown.
In general terms, however, the chords in this tuning can be interpreted as standard chords
with "extensions ' or ,sometimes, omissions of 3rds. This results in more colourful "ringing" chords with open strings.
e.g. the D chord can be the notes A and D only (repeated).
G could have the added ninth.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: Nick
Date: 02 Jan 19 - 05:58 PM

Myself I reckon it is a variant on an Am progression but played in DADGAD and someone has entered the chords wrong (not GUEST. I would think copied from person to person as the internet does)

My guess is that the progression is broadly variants of
Am F G F
Am F G Em

Am G Em Am
Am G F Em

And that chords are
Amsus2 x0243x
F 3x300x
Gsus2 5x5000
Em7 2x2000

It’s a theory if nothing else. But it sounds quite nice with these chords


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: Nick
Date: 02 Jan 19 - 06:10 PM

And I reckon you can throw in the top D string as you choose to. Nicer finger picked than strummed I reckon. The other possibility is that it is an approximation of an Am C D C progression but the C chord would likely have an E in it rather than two Ds and an A

But you can’t beat a DADGAD detective story...


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 07:46 AM

Verse:   x0243x   x3x300    x5x5oo    x3x300
         x0243x   x3x300    x5x5oo    x2x200

Chorus:   x0243x   x5x5oo   x2x200   x0243x
          x0243x   x5x5oo   x3x300   x2x200   

Hopefully correct now. I would have posted a link to youtube - the song is By Dougie MacLean and is called Rite of Passage - but the only versions on there seem to have didgeridoo and electric guitar and drums on an album called Indigenous. The versio with these chords - fingerpicked - is on an album From the Ends of the Earth - a live album.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 07:54 AM

I pretty certain he plays in C-Modal (CGCGCD) or CGCGCE, not DADGAD.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST,Terray
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 08:50 AM

You can obtain a downloadable comprehensive DADGAD chord chart by googling "DADGAD Chord Chart PDF" which should help you ID the chords posted above.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: Nick
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 10:44 AM

Something I think went awry in the copying which might have thrown people. Pretty much what I guessed in the previous post. It is in DADGAD and capoed up to 4th or 5th fret depending.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 10:47 AM

He plays about 3 quarters in CGCGCE and a small number in CGCGCD (Have seen him do an entire concert in Open C) but this one definitely in DADGAD (he does quite a few in DADGAD eg Rescue Me, Down too Deep, Green Grow the Rashes O.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 10:53 AM

In that case, GUEST: Terray's advice above is good - download the DADGAD Chord Chart in .pdf form. I've got it here, but it's somewhere in my garage since we decorated the office/music-room recently.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 11:18 AM

Tab here:


http://www.woldsweather.co.uk/ROP.jpg


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 04 Jan 19 - 11:10 AM

Jim Malcolm has an excellent instructional songbook with DADGAD tuning.


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Subject: RE: DADGAD chords
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 09:37 AM

Guest's chords and the JPG of the tab differ - Guest has x5x5oo, for example, while the tab has 5x500x. Similar transpositions happen throughout. Very different chords I'd say.

Basically the tab looks like [chord names with capo 4 are like this]

Am(add9)   x0243x    [C#m]
F(add9)    3x300x    [A]
F6(add9)   3x30x0    [A]
G(add9)    5x500x    [B]
G          5x50x0    [B]
Em(add11) 2x202x    [G#m]
D          0x020x    [F#]

With a usual smattering of "no3rd" or "no5th".
A lot of the time, this sort of thing has more in common with something like mountain/appalachian dulcimer, than conventional guitar chording, IMHO.


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