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Funkeh Muchacho
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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?
Funkeh Muchacho
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Thanks guys, I'll defninitely check these out.

Anyone else have some suggestions?
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F.Y.I. that tuning is called open G minor.
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Some of the Traditional Celtic Tabs on this site are in this tuning. Carrickfergus, Mother Machree, Ocarolans Concerto (with a capo), Star of the County Down, The Water is Wide.
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Lithium by Nirvana i believe
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Funkeh Muchacho
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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 =)
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^ Traditional Celtic not folksy enough for ya?
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Quote by psychodelia
^ Traditional Celtic not folksy enough for ya?


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



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 =)
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It's a pity, I used to know of more artists who used this tuning... maybe I can find them by tomorrow.
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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.
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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.
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Lithium by Nirvana i believe

Nope, but I think there are a couple of songs tuned like that on In Utero, not positive though.
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#17
a few good neil young songs use that tuning. i like to play "natural beauty" and "war of man" in that tuning. try them!
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Going To California - Led Zepplin. It's a nice acoustic work.
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^ 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.
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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.
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Quote by ufossuck
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
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#27
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.
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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
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Quote by ufossuck
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
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the inlaw josie wales by phish and black mountain side led zeppelin
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OLD THREAD IS OLD!

Quote by poochy
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
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#35
Daniele Bazzani - DADGAD
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Andy Mckee - Into The Ocean
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These Muddy Waters songs are in open G - I can't be satisfied, I feel like going home and Rollin' and Tumblin'
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#38
^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.
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Metalrulz7
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#39
'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
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#40
Love Spreads by stone roses is a good one in dadgad