After lunch the class gathered themselves outside in the garden, bathed in glorious afternoon sunshine, and began rehearsing their chosen songs for the student performance on the final day.
Songs learnt this week:
- Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton (Unplugged)
- Karma Police – Radiohead
- Turn The Page – Bob Seger
- Amazing Grace (Trad.)
- It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
- Fairytale Lullaby – John Martyn
After our break we set ourselves up outside in the sunshine and tuned our guitars to DADF#AD (also known as D Major tuning) and learnt John Martyn’s beautiful ‘Fairytale Lullaby’.
John Martyn – Fairytale Lullaby
This morning the class warmed up with their exercises and we then introduced to RH picking exercises, including; banjo rolls and alternate thumb patterns.
After the warm up session the class tuned their guitars to DADGAD tuning (known as Dsus4 tuning) and began learning DADGAD chord voicings for D, G and A.
We also covered the D Major scale for DADGAD tuning, which allowed us to create celtic/irish melodies between the chords.
The scale is built using the same theory as in standard tuning (2212221) but the fingering of the scale is very different due to the altered tuning of the guitar.
DADGAD – D Major Scale