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#41
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

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
Last edited by sethp at Feb 12, 2011,
#43
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.
#44
Learn Jimmy Page's White Summer its DADGAD and it isn't folksy...but it could be acoustic..
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#50
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I think Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana uses that tuning.

Heart Shaped Box uses Drop D.
#51
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Best song in that tuning I have ever heard.
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#52
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.
#53
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.
#54
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.
#57
DADGAD is such a wonderfully inspiring tuning. Awesome for writing things that sound a bit like delta blues.
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#58
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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
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#59
DAGDAD is a Dsus4. Just play in open D or G there are a ton of songs in either of those.
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#60
Like many others, I love playing Steve Stills' "Treetop Flyer" in DADGAD tuning. I do open-mic performances and needed a least two more songs to do on my 12-string to do a 3-song set. I have found that Stills' "4-20" which was done in DADDAD is very easy to do in DADGAD, just stay away from that 'G' string. Also, "Suite Judy Blue Eyes" can be done in DADGAD. I begin my set by noodling around with the Celtic sounds that just flow freely from the tuning - it's fun to see what comes from just playing around in this tuning. I'll end this with pointing out what I thought was an interesting discovery. The pattern with the 1st and 2nd strings in "4-20" is essentially identical to that used in the beginning of "Suite Judy Blue Eyes." Stills got at least two songs out of the same pattern. Cheers - Dok
#62
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That's in Double D
not DADGAD

It's
D
A
D
G
B
D
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#63
Funkeh Muchacho
Civil War's "Barton Hollow" is a great DADGAD song and I think it could be what you were looking for...But damn its been ten years lol
Anyways hope it's helpful
#64
I can't believe this thread has gone on this long without 'Del Amitri - Tell Her This' being mentioned!
#66
John Martyn uses a lot of DADGAD early on - later stuff is all CFCCGD which is also fun but not so much for picking Certain Surprise and Couldn't Love You More aside. His DADGAD offerings include:
Spencer the rover (Capo 5)
John The Baptist
Make No Mistake
Bless The Weather (Capo 2)
Rather Be The Devil
Knuckeldy Crunch
The Man In The Station
When its Dark
Fine Lines
Lay It All Down


Head And Heart (this is actually in BADGAD)

You may find he's tuned a whole tone down (actually CGCFGC)
#68
Tony McManus - What a Wonderful World
Bert Jansch - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (personal favourite)
Davy Graham - She Moved Through The Fair
David Wilcox - Language of the Heart
Pierre Bensusan - La Hora Espanola, Wu Wei
Laurence Juber - White Pass Trail
#69
I recommend You are the hero composed by kotaro oshio..its dodged and but it requires several technicsss
#70
Splash is another Kotaro Oshio song in DADGAD.

Both Canon and Dueling Ninjas by Trace Bundy are in DADGAD as well.
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