Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD (eBook+Online Audio)
PLAYING AND ARRANGING REELS, JIGS AND AIRS FOR FINGERSTYLE GUITAR
30485BCDEB
Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD shows how fingerstyle guitarists can use DADGAD tuning to play traditional tunes, including twenty-four complete arrangements of common American, Irish and Scottish ballads, airs, jigs and reels. The book explores techniques and patterns for playing melodies across the strings, producing a harp-like effect that adds a distinctive and beautiful character to traditional melodies. In addition to building repertoire, the material demonstrates ways to arrange your own melodies or even writ ...more
Product Number:
30485BCDEB
Format:
eBook+Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
72
Binding:
eBook
Size:
11.75 x 8.75
ISBN:
1-6191-1488-7
ISBN13:
978-16191-1488-3
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/14/2014
Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD shows how fingerstyle guitarists can use DADGAD tuning to play traditional tunes, including twenty-four complete arrangements of common American, Irish and Scottish ballads, airs, jigs and reels. The book explores techniques and patterns for playing melodies across the strings, producing a harp-like effect that adds a distinctive and beautiful character to traditional melodies. In addition to building repertoire, the material demonstrates ways to arrange your own melodies or even write your own tunes based on the techniques provided. This is a perfect follow-up for guitarists who have studied Understanding DADGAD for Fingerstyle Guitar and are looking for tunes to learn, or for those who want to go deeper into harp-style playing. It is also an excellent introduction for those who prefer to just dive head-first into DADGAD by learning some classic tunes.
Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD

INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 4

TUNING UP .................................................................................................................. 5

TUNES AND TECHNIQUES IN THE KEY OF D ......................................................... 6

PICKING HAND FINGERINGS ............................................................................. 8

NOTATION CONVENTIONS ................................................................................. 9

PLAYING MELODIES ......................................................................................... 10

SCALES AND PATTERNS .................................................................................. 12

Road To California ........................................................................................... 14

Galway Hornpipe ............................................................................................. 16

Silver Spire ...................................................................................................... 18

Richard Brennan’s ........................................................................................... 19

Miss Thompson’s ............................................................................................. 20

The Fox Hunter’s Jig ....................................................................................... 21

PHRASING AND ARTICULATIONS .................................................................... 22

MELODIC VARIATIONS ..................................................................................... 24

Soldier’s Joy .................................................................................................... 26

Arkansas Traveler ............................................................................................ 27

ORNAMENTATION ............................................................................................. 28

Gillan’s Apples ................................................................................................. 30

TUNES AND TECHNIQUES IN THE KEY OF G ....................................................... 32

Temperance Reel ............................................................................................ 33

The Banshee ................................................................................................... 34

Farewell to Whiskey ........................................................................................ 35

Father Kelley’s ................................................................................................. 36

Flowers of Edinburgh ...................................................................................... 38

D MIXOLYDIAN MODE .............................................................................................. 40

Banish Misfortune ............................................................................................ 42

ARRANGING TRADITIONAL TUNES ....................................................................... 45

When Sick, Is It Tea That You Want? .............................................................. 48

The Tar Road to Sligo ...................................................................................... 49

TUNES AND TECHNIQUES IN MINOR KEYS .......................................................... 50

Julia Delaney/Katie’s Rambles ........................................................................ 54

The Parting Glass ............................................................................................ 58

Star of the County Down ................................................................................. 60

Star of Munster ................................................................................................ 64

WRITING YOUR OWN TUNES .................................................................................. 66

Mountain Aire .................................................................................................. 68

Larkspur Jig ..................................................................................................... 70

 
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