DADGAD Folky Fridays

Folky Fridays #42 – A “by ear” approach to DADGAD backing for folk tunes with almost no theory!

In this week’s Folky Fridays free online guitar lesson live stream from Folk Friend I will be showing you a completely “by ear” approach to DADGAD backing, with almost no music theory! We’ll be covering tunes in the common keys of D major, G major, E minor and A minor and I’ll be showing you some simple approaches to make chord progressions which follow the melody, tune your ear in and sound absolutely great! We’ll be looking at bass runs and replicating the melody at the top end of your chords too.

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

If you're just starting out in the world of Celtic backing guitar, my books can help! They cover everything you need to know about theory, structure, rhythms, chords, fingerstyle and much more... Check them all out here

If you'd like to learn how to play by ear then there's really no substitute for an experienced professional teacher. Click here to book your free trial lesson today!

If you would like a complete guide to folk backing on the guitar then you really need my book Backing Guitar Techniques For Traditional Celtic Music, which tells you all the music theory, strumming patterns, chord shapes and everything else you need to become a great backing guitarist and
My invention The Amazing Mode Wheel can show you all the notes and chords which fit in any scale used in Celtic music.

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