Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #20 – Open session! Picking chords in DADGAD, passing chords, nerves and more.

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In this episode of Folky Fridays I threw the floor open to any questions. We ended up talking about how to pick chords by ear, substitutions, chord runs in DADGAD, how to add linking chords and a very rough introduction to the physics of harmony! We also discussed ways of dealing with stage fright, with which I have really struggled in the past.

One book on the subject which is worth a read is The Inner Game Of Music, which you can buy here: or here for US viewers:

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I’ll also be providing my thoughts on my brand new webcam from Amcrest! Hopefully the picture quality should be a lot better than usual. If you’d like to get your hands on one, you can do so using this affiliate link:

I recently finished writing a complete Beginner’s Guide To Celtic DADGAD Accompaniment! You can find it here.

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