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Essential DADGAD for Beginners

By Artie Traum

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Composed by Artie Traum. Instructional/Guitar/DVD. Dadgad. DVD. Homespun #DVDARTDG22. Published by Homespun (HL.641608).

Item Number: HL.641608

ISBN 1932537031. Dadgad. 5.25x7.5 inches.

More and more guitarists are discovering the powerful harmonies and rich chord formations that become available to them in DADGAD tuning. Here is an easy introduction to DADGAD for those who are new to alternate tunings and want to explore its unique sounds on the guitar.

DVD One (item #00641607): Artie Traum shows how to retune the guitar quickly and easily, form the important chords in the key of D (some using only one finger), improvise instrumentals, write songs, and get funky with country blues ideas. Using the folk classic “The Water Is Wide” as an example, Artie reveals how a song can be harmonized using basic chord positions in this tuning. 55-MIN. DVD • INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB • BEGINNER LEVEL

DVD Two and Three: The second and third DVDs demonstrate DADGAD's application in mountain ballads, blues and fingerstyle jazz. Traum provides tips for composing on the guitar. Songs include: East Virginia Blues • KC Moan • Niagara • Serpa • Blue Hotel • Fourteen Turtles • Yankee Swamp. 2 DVDs • INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB • COMBINED RUNNING TIME: 120 MIN. • BEGINNER TO EARLY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.