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DADGAD Members - please add links to the list of online DADGAD resources.  The list is growing!Continue

Started by Michael Robertson. Last reply by Jean Banwarth Oct 20, 2013.

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Comment by Dan Melnyk on January 4, 2014 at 8:42pm
New song I'm working on. " The Walk " by Daniel Melnyk.
Comment by Ken Bellingham on December 24, 2013 at 1:02pm

There are abundant resources for bluegrass tablature.  Here are just a few that I have accessed:

Of course, they are all in standard tuning, not DADGAD.

Comment by Phil Manuel on December 24, 2013 at 11:53am
Now, if you are really serious, there's a book of Clarence White's here,
But is difficult material.
Comment by Phil Manuel on December 24, 2013 at 11:49am
Comment by ra harris on December 24, 2013 at 10:23am

Can anyone point me to a good resource -- book, web, etc. -- for traditional American or bluegrass flatpick notation or tab?  I haven't had much luck so far -- thanks in advance --

Comment by Jean Banwarth on December 24, 2013 at 2:23am


I have posted some free tabs on Facebook group Guitar and Irish traditional Music : https://www.facebook...18905848139510/

The two last tabs are "Asimbonanga" (Johnny Clegg & Savuka) and "Day tripper" (Beatles), adadpted from Tommy Emmanuel's version.

Feel free to join us ;-)


Comment by Iain Brennan on December 19, 2013 at 10:28am
Thanks Michael,I'll get hold of Doug's book,I really want to explore this tuning more in -depth, I appreciate your reply.
Comment by Michael Robertson on December 19, 2013 at 9:54am

Hello Iain. A couple of comments. Be sure to get Doug's book. It will take your understanding of DADGAD to new levels. For me, it's not about the limitations of a tuning it's about what each tuning offers. For my style of playing DADGAD is my runaway favorite. Also, Al Peteway has some really good training materials at Homespun.

Comment by Doug Young on December 19, 2013 at 9:25am

There really aren't any limiting tunings, they all have the same 12 notes. People think you can only play in D in DADGAD, but standard is an EmSus tuning, and most people have found a way to play in something other than Em :-)  You might find my Understanding DADGAD book interesting. Or check out the interview I did with Pierre Bensusan in this month's AG. He ran through some mind-bending examples, modulating thru different keys, jazzy chords. I had a blast just transcribing the examples.

Comment by Iain Brennan on December 19, 2013 at 2:55am
That' sounds like a very interesting CD,I will investigate that further-I'm getting a lot of flack lately,from fellow guitarists,saying that DADGAD is so limiting a tuning,( in their opinion,anyway) so I'm looking to anything that broadens that horizon,personally,I like the tuning immensely,I've got a Guild 12- string permanently tuned to DADGAD.

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