Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #21 – A beginner’s journey into the DADGAD mindset for Irish guitar

This week’s episode of Folky Fridays I’m going to be sharing some DADGAD experiments with you all! We’ll be looking at some classic Irish tunes in D, G and A ionian and I’ll be attempting to share what I think of as the DADGAD mindset, a completely different approach to backing to my usual standard-tuning and functional harmony oriented way of doing things. This one’s gonna be a bit conceptual but there will be lots of fun and loads of new chords to learn along the way.

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

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