Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - DVD One

Al Petteway

Blues, Hymns, Celtic and Banjo Styles

90 Minute DVD, includes music and tab
  • Code:DVDALPAF21
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)
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The ringing strings and open voicings of DADGAD produce an ethereal, almost magical guitar sound. In Al Petteway’s masterful hands, well-known Southern Mountain songs and instrumentals are given a new treatment, brought to life with fresh new harmonies and inventive fingerpicking.

Al shows you how easy it is to play in DADGAD and how this tuning can enhance even the most familiar song. You’ll find it exciting and fun to learn blues/fingerpicking favorites inspired by Doc Watson, Etta Baker and Merle Travis; explore the rich harmonies and haunting melodies of ancient Sacred Harp shape-note hymns; play hard-driving banjo tunes; and imitate the Scots/Irish bagpipe and fiddle sounds that are the Celtic roots of Appalachian music. Al offers a myriad of guitar techniques and numerous tips on musicianship and style that will enhance everything you do on the guitar.

Songs: John Henry, Sitting on Top of the World, I Am a Pilgrim, Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad, Wondrous Love, Wayfaring Stranger, Shady Grove, Pretty Polly, Reuben’s Train and Craggy Pinnacle.


Mike Malsbarfy 2 years, 7 months ago

Having seen a lot of lessons in 2 years-hundreds- and taken as many, I think I can get Al's Way Faring...with the help of the PDF tabs. This is more a master class than a lower intermediate lesson. The visuals are fair, I might get the shapes by trial and ear if I can't see Al's fingering. I bought this for Wayfaring...and Shady Grove and hope I can dig out the song from some pretty fast moves in Al's beautiful expert playing. In my first hour with it though, score 10 being fantastic...this student gives it a 5. Check out Marty Schwartz. Mike

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Tom Koester 2 years, 3 months ago

Five of the songs are played in medley format with a total teaching time of 15:17 for these songs. The other five songs are taught a bit more completely. Tabs are fine and video quality is very good.

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