Any love for DADGAD tuning?

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  1. mistajista

    mistajista Junior Member

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    I realise this is an old thread but have been looking for Westlin Winds tabs for literally years. I would be so grateful if you still have them and could share JonR. Thanks in advance.*majortom@live.com
     
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    saxosim Premium Member

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    I use Dadgad tuning for playing kashmir as one of my favourite Zeppelin songs.

    I would also recommend open G if you like playing around with alternative tunings as you can have some great fun playing some Keith Richards Rolling stones stuff. I often play brown sugar and Honky tonk women using open G.
     
  3. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Silver Supporter

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    Love open tunings. Have one electric and one acoustic always set to open
    so I can just pick one up and pick, slide and drone away...

    ups the fun quotient 100%.
     
  4. JonR

    JonR Senior Member

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    I just emailed it - let me know if you don't get it.
     
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    sounded great, Lefty2003. :thumb:
    Post some more.
     
  7. LysanderSky

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    Love Davy Graham. Hope they'll reissue "Songs of Davy Graham" on Vinyl soon, the originals are extremely expensive.

    On another note: DADF#AD anyone? Use this all the time... First discovered it when I was getting into Mississippi John Hurt.
     
  8. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Alternative tunings are just a tool to make sounds. Nothing special.
     
  9. JonR

    JonR Senior Member

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    Common slide tuning, of course (Elmore James, etc).

    Dylan used it on Blood On the Tracks (all the songs, AFAIK).

    I like the way Joni Mitchell used it on several songs, including Cactus Tree, with its great maj7 chord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLNF32bKed0
    (she used it on Both Sides Now and Big Yellow Taxi too.)

    More in MJH territory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiP0ZdalwU8
     
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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    This is Open D tuning.

    Graham Nash did a beauty on his Songs For Beginners album called "Wounded Bird" using open D. Here's a lesson I did years ago on it:

    https://www.guitar.com/video/graham-nash-wounded-bird-acoustic-guitar-lesson
     
  12. LysanderSky

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    But of course... Good lesson, thanks!

    Great stuff!
     
  13. Jack McPhee

    Jack McPhee Junior Member

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    Could you be a total legend and email me the tab for Now Westlin Winds as well? jhmcphee at hotmail.com

    Absolutely love this song. Dick Gaughan's singing and efortless guitar combined with Burns' poetry... I could listen to it endlessly. As Dick said... a song that manages to say absolutely everything about anything and in only 5 verses. Dick's favourite song and the song that led me to appreciate Burns' genius...

    Many thanks if you can send it!!
     
  14. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    I've done that (open G). Funny, for years I couldn't use it because I was overthinking it so much. A friend broke it down for me in a way that made more sense and I can use it now (though I still don't claim to be an expert).

    Now I'm getting curious about DADGAD, because of Pierre Bensusan's compositions.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkEisE-QNS8[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2a_yfT84KQ[/ame]
     

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