Dadgad

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  1. TonyV

    TonyV Member

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    Just started trying this out and gettting into it.
    It has only been a week.

    Any recommendations on people to listen to who use DADGAD?

    I know Richard Thompson, Eric Roch and Lawrence Juber.
     
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    Pierre Bensusan
     
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    A massive +1.
    He truly is one of the few who really transcends the guitar. It's simply amazing music, regardless of instrument/tuning.

    L'Alchimiste, Chant de Nuit, Silent Passenger, J'ardin Adonis, So Long Michael, and many more, are aboslute MUST-listens for any acoustic guitarist. In fact, just buy the album Intuite, and then buy Altiplanos :)
     
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    Dick Gaughan uses it all the time. Check out his album "Handful of Earth", esp "Now Westlin Winds" and "Song For Ireland".
    http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/
    Not much of him on YouTube, but here's one.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_AYAg9zPzc
    - pretty sure he's in DADGAD here, tho the main guitar you hear is the slide (not the guitar he's playing).

    Jimmy Page used DADGAD on "Blackmountainside" - which he ripped off from Bert Jansch, who did use DADGAD occasionally, but not (AFAIK) on his original "Blackwaterside".
    But Jansch is an essential influence for all fingerstylists to check out. Here's his Blackwaterside (open D I think):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp-CkH56G34&feature=related
     
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    A solid +1 on Pierre Bensusan! He makes DADGAD not sound so obviously DADGAD, as is the case wth a lot of modern players.

    Juber has already been mentioned but make sure you also check out:
    -John Renbourn
    -Martin Simpson
    -Pat Kirtley
    -Tom Long


    Rumour has it that Al Petteway is no slouch either with DADGAD.
     
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    yep, Pierre is the guy.
     

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