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2012 – 2013 Concerts & Events

Note: This is a previous season concert. The current season is 2014-2015.

Al Pettaway

Blues Styles in DADGAD Tuning

Doug MacLeod


Doug MacLeod

Time & Place

Sunday, December 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm   vCalendar Icon

4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Price $50
Concert Attendees $40

DADGAD tuning is a modal tuning closely related to the “Mountain Modal” or “Sawmill” tuning used on banjo for Appalachian tunes. In this workshop, Al will demonstrate his unique approach to playing this compelling style of music on fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Attendees will learn some valuable techniques that will allow them to take the most advantage of the tuning in a couple of key positions and even get close to the sound of a “clawhammer” banjo.