Intro to DADGAD Guitar -- Workshop with Leela Grace, Sunday November 11
Sunday, November 11, 3:00pm-5:00pm.
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Are you a guitar player looking to expand your horizons? Come find out about this awesome alternative tuning! We'll learn how to use moveable chords, re-tune easily from standard tuning, and use the capo to play in multiple keys. We'll also apply our new-found knowledge and learn several songs! This tuning is a great tool to have your your toolbox whether you are a beginner or advanced player, and whether you are a songwriter or you just love to strum and sing!
"DADGAD, or Celtic tuning is an alternative guitar tuning most associated with Celtic music, though it has also found use in rock, folk, and several other genres. Instead of the standard EADGBE tuning, the six guitar strings are tuned, from low to high, D A D G A D. Tuning to DADGAD from standard is accomplished by tuning the first, second and sixth strings down a whole step (two frets). The result is an open D suspended fourth chord. Being suspended, the open tuning is neither intrinsically major nor minor."
--Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.