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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 Michael Robertson on December 6, 2015 at 9:53am
Here's a follow up regarding the electronics for the Collings C10: I had a LR Baggs Lyric installed. I'm very pleased with it. I'm running it through a Fishman Platinum Pro to Genz Benz amp. The presence adjustment on the Lyric is real important. It makes dramatic changes to the tone. I bought Doug Youngs tutorials on preamps and pickups. These were very helpful. For fingerstyle playing the Lyric is working for me.
Comment by Mike Nepper on November 17, 2015 at 10:42am



I get asked about tab for Moonglow in DADGAD quite often on YT so decided to share it here also. There are 2 versions on YT. The one I linked below is capo 2. The other is probably tuned up a half step. There are also 2 recorded versions on this site on my page, one of which has a dobro part played over it by Tony Burt.

I just recently tried to add the chords to the tab. Please feel free to help with any corrections to this as I do not know precisely what the correct ones are. Hope some of you enjoy this, it is one of my favorites.

Comment by Michael Robertson on October 8, 2015 at 8:25am

Planning to add electronics to my Collings C10, but there are just too many options! I've spent quite a bit of time on Doug Young's site listening to comparisons. (Thanks Doug. that's a huge project.) I'm not sure which way to go. I'm leaning toward the L.R. Baggs Lyric. It appears easy to install and I like the microphone idea. Anyone have experience with a Lyric or other recommendations?


Comment by sean whelan on April 27, 2015 at 5:18pm
Comment by Hoosier Picker on April 15, 2015 at 5:45pm

Very well done Mike!  

Comment by Mike Nepper on April 15, 2015 at 5:31pm

Thank you Dudes. I wonder if noodling is like kanoodling?

Comment by Michael McGrath on April 15, 2015 at 12:23pm

That sure is Sweeet, Mr. Nepper!

Noodle more ... comment less!  ;~)

Comment by Mike Nepper on April 15, 2015 at 8:43am

Sorry if I was a bit "long winded" on my's a link to one from a few years ago that happened while "noodling" in DADGAD

Comment by Mike Nepper on March 3, 2015 at 6:06pm

John and all,

I thought I'd just comment in general about some of the posts I've read here. I've always been a big proponent of "noodling", ie playing sets of 2 or 3 harmony notes up and down the fretboard (pretty much in any tuning) and finding some simple chord progressions doing so. I almost always find something interesting, a bit of a familiar tune or something and if it seems fun, I quite often take it futher and find some melody notes close by and it sometimes turns into an arrangement. Just recently, I was in simple Dropped D and am now heavily into a new Stardust arrangement in the key of G.

The other part of noodling for me is finding moveable chord shapes within a particular tuning and that also often takes off in some cool direction and I will hear that unfamiliar yet familiar chord progression. I think some of the books can be helpful with the chord shape part, but for me it is largly by ear I find these things. In other words, I am not thinking about theory necessarily, especially when I'm free-forming like this in alternate tunings. One friend told me that he composes and arranges using theory only in standard and totally plays by ear on all other tunings.

So, best to all of you, and just spend time with DADGAD. It is well loved by many!

Comment by John Zemler on January 12, 2015 at 3:38pm

Hello All, I started a new discussion based on some questions I have about learning DADGAD.  At first I thought it did not post as it is not viewable on the same page as this.  I (finally) figured out I had to click the "View All" link to the top, right, of the Comment Wall.  I'd be quite interested and appreciative for any feedback on my discussion question.  Semper Pax, John


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