DADGAD guitar tuning originated in North Africa, and legend has it that in the 1960's Davy Graham, British folk guitarist brought dadgad tuning back from Tangier, Morocco, and drew Irish guitarists like Mícheál O'Domhnaill (Bothy Band, Nightnoise, Relativity), Arty McGlynn (Patrick Street, DeDannan, Four Men and A Dog, Van Morrison) and Pierre Bensusan to create a new sound to traditional Irish, Folk-Rock and contemporary fingerstyle guitar. Taught to me in 1981 by Míchéal O'Domhnaill when he lived in Portland, dadgad guitar applies easily to fingerstyle and rhythm guitar in any style or genre, and creates a new palette in stringplay for guitar players. DADGAD with Kate Four one-hour sequential lessons via Zoom. Suggested level, intermediate to advanced. Pre-registration required. Limited to five students for maximum learning and enjoyment. Week 1 - Overview and basic charts Week 2 - Major key Week 3 - Minor key Week 4 - Major and Minor Integration
What Are They Saying About Us?
- “I liked the fun easy spirit you have. It was great!” - “My mind feels tingly. (that’s a good thing!)” - “Such personable, funny teachers. It was so easy to learn - not intimidating.” - “....fun, took away anxiety about difficulty; can have fun knowing only a few chords.” - “Loved the picking techniques; very cool!” - “I like being in a group of people singing. I like having you two as leaders. I like learning new songs.” - “I like how accessible & personable you are - happy, fun atmosphere.” - “I got in touch with a lot of songs that I haven’t remembered for a while and learned some really great new ones.” - “I like the easy atmosphere, low pressure, friendly ambiance, the generosity of Kate & Steve - please keep this up!”