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Funkeh Muchacho
07-17-2006, 10:27 PM
I've learned a Stephen Stills song called Treetop Flyer, and I'm really liking the tuning he uses. Can anyone suggest some other folksy songs in DADGAD?

Gibson_Rocker13
07-17-2006, 10:34 PM
kashmir by led zeppelin

crocken14rocker
07-17-2006, 10:44 PM
Justin King uses DADGAD a lot. and Laurence Juber

Funkeh Muchacho
07-17-2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks guys, I'll defninitely check these out.

Anyone else have some suggestions?

ufossuck
07-17-2006, 11:23 PM
F.Y.I. that tuning is called open G minor.

psychodelia
07-18-2006, 12:21 AM
Some of the Traditional Celtic Tabs (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/traditional_celtic_tabs.htm) on this site are in this tuning. Carrickfergus, Mother Machree, Ocarolans Concerto (with a capo), Star of the County Down, The Water is Wide.

Guitarplaya27
07-18-2006, 12:23 AM
Lithium by Nirvana i believe

Mattitude V1
07-18-2006, 12:24 AM
I think Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana uses that tuning.

Funkeh Muchacho
07-18-2006, 12:38 AM
I've listened to the stuff suggested so far, and while there are some great songs, I'm looking for something a bit more folksy.

If anyone could give some more suggestions, that'd be great =)

psychodelia
07-18-2006, 12:45 AM
^ Traditional Celtic not folksy enough for ya? ;)

Funkeh Muchacho
07-18-2006, 12:48 AM
^ Traditional Celtic not folksy enough for ya? ;)

Well, I guess I'm looking for a more bluesy... folksy... folk song...

:rolleyes:

I guess the best way to describe the general style of song I want is to listen to "Treetop Flyer", but I don't expect everyone who suggests music here to do that =)

psychodelia
07-18-2006, 12:49 AM
It's a pity, I used to know of more artists who used this tuning... maybe I can find them by tomorrow.

Funkeh Muchacho
07-18-2006, 12:50 AM
I'd love that :D

theaustin
07-18-2006, 01:08 AM
Pepino D'Agostino, "acoustic spirit" and "echo of delphi valley" are great songs in dadgad.

trace bundy does a cool version of "Canon in D" and a song called "Dueling Ninjas" in it.

ufossuck
07-18-2006, 01:57 AM
Open tunings are usually used with slides. Old delta blues stuff would normally use a slide. check ou stuff by Son House, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and so on. You can't get any more folk-blues than acoustic delta blues.

Skiddsifer
07-18-2006, 02:34 AM
Lithium by Nirvana i believe
Nope, but I think there are a couple of songs tuned like that on In Utero, not positive though.

Earplaymusic
07-18-2006, 03:39 AM
a few good neil young songs use that tuning. i like to play "natural beauty" and "war of man" in that tuning. try them!

psychodelia
07-18-2006, 12:07 PM
Okay... Pierre Bensusan (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/pierre_bensusan_tabs.htm) uses all DADGAD (Salsa is a cool song, but the timing's a little tricky).

Beatle_Mania67
07-18-2006, 12:55 PM
Going To California - Led Zepplin. It's a nice acoustic work.

psychodelia
07-18-2006, 01:01 PM
^ I think that's DADGBD.... the tuning in the thread is DADGAD. But since it's only a difference on one string he could try it by tuning the high A up to a B.

Beatle_Mania67
07-18-2006, 01:09 PM
The tab I learned it from only says Double Drop D:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/l/led_zeppelin/going_to_california_ver2_tab.htm

runkidrun06
07-18-2006, 01:14 PM
Soggy Bottom Boys - Man of Constant Sorrow (LOL)

crazyfool91
07-18-2006, 01:24 PM
wild horses by the Rolling Stones uses open G

EVH316
07-18-2006, 01:48 PM
My favorite song to play on an acoustic, in DADGAD, would of course have to be.....WHITE SUMMER/BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE! I learned it in 8th grade and I'ts a good way to get people riled up.
Learn it!
it's so damn fun.

--zach

poochy
07-18-2006, 02:00 PM
F.Y.I. that tuning is called open G minor.


I don't think so.... G minor is G, Bb and D.

D, A, G is Dsus4. I've heard people call it drop dsus4, but it's open Dsus4.... I believe. I've been wrong before

kev_dunn
07-18-2006, 04:47 PM
Soggy Bottom Boys - Man of Constant Sorrow (LOL)


i dont care what anyone says, thats a cool ass song.
my favorite movie too

Tulkas
07-18-2006, 06:41 PM
Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers Band. It can be played in standard but doesn't sound as good. not that D is only fretting the second string on the third fret and third string on the second fret. If you are dyslexic and read that the song won't sound right.

Turf
07-19-2006, 05:06 PM
alot of zeppelin acoutsic.. corrert me if im wrong but "thats the way" and "bron ur oul stamp" are in that tunin..

this i was never arsed learnin the proper versions, just got guitar pro tabs and re-whatever with them to fix the tuning to eadgbe

StaindFan420
07-19-2006, 05:23 PM
Stainds Epiphany is DADGAD.. The real way to play it

Danielj
07-19-2006, 09:20 PM
F.Y.I. that tuning is called open G minor.
No it's not, you say DAD GAD.

Lots of celtic stuff. I prefer Low C, which is close to it, but You tune the two lowest strings a step down

crssox23
08-22-2009, 09:39 PM
the inlaw josie wales by phish and black mountain side led zeppelin

SoWrongItsMatt
08-22-2009, 10:01 PM
Holy mother of bump, dude.

learningplayer
08-22-2009, 10:36 PM
indeed

clayonfire
08-22-2009, 11:04 PM
OLD THREAD IS OLD!

I don't think so.... G minor is G, Bb and D.

D, A, G is Dsus4. I've heard people call it drop dsus4, but it's open Dsus4.... I believe. I've been wrong before

Yes, I do believe that it can be called "Open Dsus4", because when you strum the guitar open...it plays a Dsus4 Chord :D

Roscio
08-23-2009, 07:53 AM
Daniele Bazzani - DADGAD
...
Andy Mckee - Into The Ocean

Bluestube
08-23-2009, 08:26 AM
Check out Rory Gallagher's version of Out On The Western Plain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKv8KajGMpI

bob56
08-23-2009, 07:18 PM
These Muddy Waters songs are in open G - I can't be satisfied, I feel like going home and Rollin' and Tumblin'

Butt Rayge
10-14-2009, 04:02 AM
^DADGAD is not open G^


Anything else to add to the list? I just tuned my guitar to play this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J00GnX8TTR4&NR=1

I'd be quite interested in more of the same stuff. I'll look through the 'Tradiitional Celtic' stuff, but more specific example would also be appreciated.


EDIT:
Ah crap, the thing I'm learning is in DGDGAD.

Metalrulz7
04-11-2010, 09:16 PM
'Drifting' by Andy Mckee Freakin great tune, check it out on youtube first, I learned it with a tutorial vid, but to each his own

mrtrew
02-12-2011, 01:11 PM
Love Spreads by stone roses is a good one in dadgad

sethp
02-12-2011, 02:10 PM
Old John Fahey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_discography

just about anything Pre-City of Refuge
i don't know which particular songs are DADGAD

here you go:
http://www.johnfahey.com/TuningsPage.htm

... you're welcome :cheers:

edit:
here's some stuff that probably isn't DADGAD, but gives you a taste of his style

America (12-string)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIavfcdqnLo

Desperate Man Blues (off of the seldom seen Railroads album):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQnPJqeH80I&feature=related

On the Sunny Side of the Ocean:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYDrkG2EGwg

Hawaiian Two-Step:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vQRckvXoJg&feature=related

Fieryhead
02-12-2011, 03:22 PM
All Time Low - Dear Maria, Count Me In (Acoustic).
Sounds incredible :)

ninojd89
02-13-2011, 06:47 PM
This tuning is used a lot in folk if your into that sort of thing. If your into William Fitzsimmons, a lot of his songs are in this tuning ( at least when he plays live ) Just some names off the top of my head.

William Fitzsimmons - Passion Play, Covered in Snow, Find it in Me

Iron and Wine - Half Moon, Big Burned Hand (both new)

Fionn Regan - Abacus

Great tuning, its usually always in my practice routine. Sounds incredible when fingerpicked.

801Current
02-21-2011, 12:58 AM
Learn Jimmy Page's White Summer its DADGAD and it isn't folksy...but it could be acoustic..

andymori
06-24-2011, 11:45 AM
David Ryan Harris : "Turn Around" is winner ! Wonderful soulfull and beautiful song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEdCT-PhBV4

AdamDCMA
06-25-2011, 09:09 AM
Nickelback - How You Remind Me/Animals! :)

ofirariel
06-25-2011, 02:31 PM
I think that "Given to fly" by Pearl Jam is this tuning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C2NiI4I4VE

andymori
07-04-2011, 05:57 PM
another great song and easy to play but still awesome is :

Matamoros Banks by Bruce THE BOSS Springsteen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAJodIfv2o

Zoso67
08-14-2011, 12:03 PM
Midnight Moonlight - The Firm

LostLegion
08-15-2011, 02:58 PM
I think Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana uses that tuning.
Heart Shaped Box uses Drop D.

fg-433s
08-17-2011, 08:55 PM
kashmir by led zeppelin

Best song in that tuning I have ever heard. :shrug:

Bocks
01-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Not sure about the tuning for a lot of these, but if you're after that distinctive Stephen Stills sound, look at some of his other acoustic songs, between 1968 and 1971, like Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, 4+20, Helplessly Hoping, or the demo album from 1968 (released 2007-ish), Just Roll Tape. Awesome stuff.

tylers75
03-02-2012, 10:22 PM
DADGAD is my favorite tuning I'm sure, my acoustic is tuned in it most of the time. Some classics are surely white summer/black mountain side by jimmy page/zepplin, though he borrowed that song from Davey Graham, who invented the tuning while traveling around through northern africa and wanted a way to play with the Oud players he met there. 'She moved through the fair' and 'She moved through the bizarre' are what become 'white summer'. Some of his other nice ones with that tuning are 'Maajun', 'seven gypsies', and probably 'riff mountain' too. Apparently, when he came up with the tuning in the 60'. Check out his version of Maajun on the album 'playing in traffic', where he plays the same song on the Oud instead of guitar.

You're gonna have a great time with this tuning, since holding second fret of the g string all other strings open gives a Dsus4 if I'm not mistaken. You can check out Davey graham on youtube, he really is a musical genious who in the minds of some really revolutionized folk music in Britain. Enjoy.

tylers75
03-02-2012, 10:30 PM
DADGAD is my favorite tuning I'm sure, my acoustic is tuned in it most of the time. Some classics are surely white summer/black mountain side by jimmy page/zepplin, though he borrowed that song from Davey Graham, who invented the tuning while traveling around through northern africa and wanted a way to play with the Oud players he met there. 'She moved through the fair' and 'She moved through the bizarre' are what become 'white summer'. Some of his other nice ones with that tuning are 'Maajun', 'seven gypsies', and probably 'riff mountain' too. Apparently, when he came up with the tuning in the 60'. Check out his version of Maajun on the album 'playing in traffic', where he plays the same song on the Oud instead of guitar.

You're gonna have a great time with this tuning, since holding second fret of the g string all other strings open gives a Dsus4 if I'm not mistaken. You can check out Davey graham on youtube, he really is a musical genious who in the minds of some really revolutionized folk music in Britain. Enjoy.

Iohannes
03-07-2012, 06:42 PM
Laurence Juber "Layla"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hxlu_jEd5A

Iohannes
03-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Eric roche Smells like teen spirit :headbang:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KZcXbv0ZnM


Eric Roche - While my guitar gently weeps


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1jPh7vWNo&feature=related


Albatross - Stuart Ryan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry6n7s8l_n0


Laurence Juber-Cobalt Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sHElGKTniw

Natrone
03-10-2012, 01:07 PM
DADGAD is such a wonderfully inspiring tuning. Awesome for writing things that sound a bit like delta blues.

tmatini
11-20-2012, 06:03 AM
Hi
Dear Friends
I am looking for score sheet music or tablature for the song “while my guitar gently weeps” arranges by eric roche please help to find it
Best wishes
Touradj

mymartind35
11-21-2012, 11:39 AM
DAGDAD is a Dsus4. Just play in open D or G there are a ton of songs in either of those.