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DADGAD Fingerstyle Guitar – Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs and Slides

In DADGAD fingerstyle guitar there are ways of playing that can add a tremendous amount of contrast and interest to your songs.  This blog entry will discuss three of those techniques which include hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides. There are other…

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Grace Notes With DADGAD Fingerstyle Guitar

Grace notes can be thought of as a great tool to have in your DADGAD guitar tool belt. This is true for both composition as well as just daily playing in DADGAD. Grace notes are part of a category in…

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What Is Cross-String in Fingerstyle Guitar?

Alex de Grassi defines cross string as “In third position or higher, it becomes possible to combine open and fretted strings to play ascending/descending intervals on non-sequential strings. This technique is called cross-string picking.” De Grassi, Alex, Cross-String Picking Basics,…

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A Trick To Get Better At DADGAD Fingerstyle

I wanted to share with you a trick I just learned that is helping me with my DADGAD fingerstyle playing. I sort of stumbled on this by accident recently and it has really helped my DADGAD playing. 

Basically what I…

Quick DADGAD Guitar Cross-String Exercise

Here is a quick DADGAD Guitar Cross-String exercise I have used daily for years now. It is something I wrote I think in the 90’s for my DADGAD playing. It helps with cross-string practice and forces the cross-string technique along…

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Lessons Learned Writing Amazon eBook

Don’t use Public Domain songs or material even with new arrangements or ways to transform the content. I found that you cannot use KDP Select in the Kindle Direct publishing if you have Public Domain material. 
You can only get…

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What is DADGAD?

DADGAD GUITAR IS … 
an alternative guitar tuning. The emphasis of this blog and website is on fingerstyle guitar tab and technique. See my blog on DADGAD tuning for more information on DADGAD. DADGAD is used a lot with Celtic…