Homespun Fingerstyle Guitar In Dadgad, Al Petteway: Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar In DADGAD Tuning, Hymns, Blues, Celtic and Banjo Styles, DADGAD is a magical guitar tuning that engenders clear,ringing sounds and haunting voicings, Al Petteway, a master of the form,teaches this tuning for playing Southern Mountain songs and instrumentals, English language
Aimed squarely at six string finger style pickers, I bought this DVD since I thought the know-how may transfer to 12 string players also which it does. I'd have liked the booklet section - included on the DVD to give the chords tab / boxes at the start instead of including new chords in the playing pieces as they happened. But on opening the booklet you can easily just print out the pages with the chord boxes separately.
The quality of the sound / video is good and the pieces are played well, as mentioned before all the tab and music is in DVD booklet.
It has inspired me to tune my 12 string to DADGAD and just to experiment with the chords etc - even if Appalachian music is not my main music style. Recommended.
For anyone interested in stretching themselves further in DADGAD this is an excellent offering: clear, expert and eductional. A real treat is where Mr Petteway steps over the boundary into banjo styles and shows how to win friends and make their jaws drop with a few guitar ideas borrowed from the 5-string repertoire.
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