The Glory of CGDGAD Guitar Tuning (Book + Online Audio)
From Music to Method
El McMeen and Sandy Shalk combine forces in this comprehensive, joyful, and entertaining study of the lush and evocative CGDGAD guitar tuning; El's "standard" tuning for over 30 years. Informative and humorous, the book presents CGDGAD tuning in the most engaging way possible–through music! It contains over 30 musical illustrations, and a fun "mystery tune" to explore and identify. An additional "mini-workshop" by El shows the player how to render songs (that is, music norm ...more
Product Number:
30842M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
280
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6838-3
ISBN13:
978-15134-6838-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/24/2022
El McMeen and Sandy Shalk combine forces in this comprehensive, joyful, and entertaining study of the lush and evocative CGDGAD guitar tuning; El's "standard" tuning for over 30 years. Informative and humorous, the book presents CGDGAD tuning in the most engaging way possible–through music! It contains over 30 musical illustrations, and a fun "mystery tune" to explore and identify. An additional "mini-workshop" by El shows the player how to render songs (that is, music normally sung) as fingerstyle arrangements. Includes access to online audio.
Tuning the Guitar to CGDGAD
CGDGAD Chord Chart
Music Presentation
Amazing Grace (Tab/Music)
Playing Some Nice Chords
Some Easy or Evocative Chords in CGAD (Tab/Music)
Key of G: Bridget Cruise, 3rd Air
Bridget Cruise, 3rd Air (Tab/Music)
Bridget Cruise, 3rd Air Harp-Like Melody
Key of F: Bridget Cruise, 3rd Air
Bridget Cruise, 3rd Air (Tab/Music)
Key of E Minor: Star of the County Down
Star of the County Down (Hornpipe Tab/Music)
Star of the County Down (Jig Tab/Music)
Star of the County Down (Waltz Tab/Music)
Keys of C and F: Till We Meet Again
Till We Meet Again (Tab/Music)
Key of D: Will the Circle be Unbroken
Will the Circle be Unbroken (Tab/Music)
Key of E
Having Fun in the Key of E (Tab/Music)
The Pause That Refreshes
Moving Forward in CGAD: St. James Infirmary
St. James Infirmary (Tab/Music)
Fits and Starts: Annie Laurie
Annie Laurie (Tab/Music)
Band in a Box: American Patrol March
American Patrol March (Tab/Music)
Classical: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Tab/Music)
Of Chords, Progressions, and Scales
Moving Chords and Harp-like Scales (Tab/Music)
Key of C: Carolan’s Concerto (Tab/Music)
Key of G: Carolan’s Receipt (Tab/Music)
Key of G Minor: Carolan’s Cottage (Tab/Music)
Hymns, Spirituals, and Other Sacred Music
Hyfrydol (Tab/Music)
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Tab/Music) 
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (Tab/Music)
Be Thou My Vision: A Tune for the Ages
Be Thou My Vision (Tab/Music)
St. Louis Blues: Blues Meets the Tango
St. Louis Blues (Tab/Music)
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows (Tab/Music)
Two for the Ladies
I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (Tab/Music)
Blind Mary (Tab/Music)
The Singing Guitar: A Mini-Workshop
Tackling a New Arrangement: Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Ragtime in CGAD?
Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Tab/Music)
The Mystery Tune
The Mystery Tune (Tab/Music)
The Learning Listener: Simple Gifts
Simple Gifts (Tab/Music)
A Closing Note
La Paloma (Tab/Music)
Mo Giolla Mear (Tab/Music)
Additional Resources
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
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