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Undothodox players, mad inventors and one man bands.

If you don't quite fit into the conventional mold this group ius for you!

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Unorthodox & Inventive One Man Banding 3 Replies

Started by roldo. Last reply by roldo Aug 22, 2009.

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Comment by Rob Chiavelli on May 6, 2012 at 2:07am
Hi folks, I'm new to the site, figured I say hello....@ Paddy, wow dude, supertonic, pintatonic, subtonic...sheesh, after that I'm gonna need a gin and tonic!

Just kiddin.

So I jumped into this group because I don't write or play anything in standard tuning, the tunings I use are my own, I use modified capos, spider capos and....there was something else....oh, I'm just a little weird.

Anyway, just introducing myself, I'll cruise the site and read and listen to you guys.

Comment by Andy Stone on June 23, 2010 at 4:03pm
You've lost me Paddy!
Comment by Paddy Dover on April 21, 2010 at 10:29am
It is a 12 string strung as a 6, I did that so I had space to retune quicker and as I play and it does give more room to move. I really don't use capos to much. The reason for DADGDE as instead of DADGAD is because its in Dm pintotonic and I really enjoy the space between the tonic and supertonic (D-E). Motive wise I just tried to grab all I could between the sub-tonic on my deep D and supertonic, my high e. the only time it is not truly pintatonic is when I hit the 7th fret harmonic and raise it a half step, but its onlyl for a short period of time. I'm glad you like my music and think about it in this manner, I truly do thank you.

-Paddy Dover
Comment by David Lesak on April 21, 2010 at 9:10am
Hi Paddy, I have only heard a couple of your tunes, and they all seem to be from the same gig - I really like what you are doing :) I can't see from the video on my laptop, is that a 12 string strung as a 6 string you are using - if so, I imagine you obtain a little wider spacing between the strings?
Do you use capos at all, or do you rely upon tuning differently whenever necessary on the gig? That tuning has the same effect as DADGAD harmonically, because it maintains the sus4 (G) in the key of D, but you get the extra 9th on the top (E), so it is a Dsus9, unless I am mistaken...
Comment by Paddy Dover on April 20, 2010 at 11:00pm
Hey you guys mite get a kick out of this, the tuning is DADGDE
Comment by Paddy Dover on February 23, 2010 at 11:04am
What do you all think about this?

Paddy Dover - Appalachian Slack Jaw from Paddy Dover on Vimeo.

Comment by Andy Stone on August 29, 2009 at 1:35pm
Man this requires some coordination! just as well he plays blues and not jazz!
Comment by roldo on August 12, 2009 at 2:54pm
Hah! I've never heard what I do discribed more precisely.

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