Described by The Irish Times as “a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,” Sarah McQuaid’s The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book has become the standard reference on the subject. This two-hour workshop will start with a brief overview of DADGAD, including basic chord shapes, the capo and its uses, and an overview of the modes (Mixolydian, Dorian, etc.) that are particularly suited to this tuning. We’ll then take a more in-depth look at song accompaniment in DADGAD, focusing particularly on using DADGAD to play in other keys besides the obvious D, as well as on the applicability of DADGAD to a multitude of styles from traditional Irish and American music to blues, jazz and contemporary originals. Handouts with lyrics, tablature and chord diagrams for songs in various keys and styles are included in the workshop fee. http://sarahmcquaid.com
Space is limited - register in advance!
Sarah will also be giving a concert hosted by Institute of Musical Traditions on Thursday October 13 at Seekers Church (276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC).
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