DADGAD and other similar tunings
There are times when each of us as musicians feels a little musically ‘stale’. The general tendency for most of us is to put our instrument down and find something a bit more stimulating to do – that is anything except music. These times in our musical life may possibly be signposts to expand out of our limited musical habits. Most of us fear change; this is probably one of the greatest stumbling blocks that we as humans seem to be burdened with. The most difficult thing as an artist of any medium to do is to balance the ‘creative aspect’ with the ‘practical side’ that gives us the necessary tools to develop technique. When we’re not feeling creative it’s the perfect opportunity to look for building blocks to help us expand our musical vocabulary. Not for the sake of being artistically clever but to develop a broader creative palette to draw from and venture out and explore new musical directions.
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