For many players, there is an immediate problem with DADGAD—it’s a tuning that invites us to make “obvious” choices, easy moves based on its modal nature. On the surface, it evokes simple fingerings that sound pleasant, but they don't take the player very far into the creative territory. One can easily develop habits early on and stay confined in a small space, doing things that are easy and routine for the hands and ears.
One way to break through those limitations and explore a much wider range of musical storytelling is to look into building chords from a harmonic point of view. In this segment, I'll show you some insights to get there.