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DVD-Essential DADGAD For Beginners #1
DVD-Essential DADGAD For Beginners 1
Actor: Artie Traum
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     0hr 55min

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. It brings beautiful progressions, unique chords, ringing open strings and rich tones to...  more »


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Actor: Artie Traum
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Great Introduction to DADGAD
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen | right here | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've got quite a few instructional dvd's and when I wanted to learn the basics of DADGAD tuning I went right to homespun tapes based on their good track record (every dvd I've bought on homespun has been well worth the money).

This dvd on DADGAD is VERY good. I've been playing guitar for a number of years and have never played in this tuning before (I'm a little familiar with D and G but never tried DADGAD). Within a half hour of watching this dvd by Artie Traum I was able to make music in this tuning.

When I buy an instructional dvd, I want to be challenged, yet I also want to be able to learn something simple at the get-go, to get my motivation up right away, and this dvd delivers. I can't afford to take lessons or attend workshops, so learning from dvd's is my only way to make any progress in playing guitar. I highly recommend this dvd to anybody wanting to learn DADGAD. Artie is a great teacher and will get you playing within the first twenty minutes."
A Great Start To DADGAD
R. Wiltbank | 03/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been playing celtic music for about 6 or 7 years now and, up until this point, it's mostly been whistle, bodhran and octave mandolin. When I decided I finally wanted to learn how to mangle playing a guitar as well I figured, since I mostly do celtic, I'll skip standard tuning and just try to learn DADGAD.

Aside from being a gorgeous tuning in which to play, this video gave a great introduction to chords in the key of D along with great moving bass line chord progressions. The first 35 minutes or so focuses on this while the last 20 minutes moves on to blues chords. If you have any experience playing a string instrument, you should be able to pick up the concepts in this video within a solid day of playing. If this is your first experience with gutiar, it's an excellent choice for celtic, singer/songwriter and blues style playing. I currently have his #2 & 3 DVD's on order, though I'm hoping I'll find them usefull as it seems they, too, will focus more on blues.

All in all, after a week, I feel comfortable taking my guitar to session and doing a bit of flatpicking and light fingerstyle to the songs we do in D."