DADGAD and Open Tuned Guitar (intermediate to advanced level)
In the open tunings guitar workshop we will primarily look at DADGAD and Open G tunings, with some variations. We’ll examine how techniques like string dampening can give us control over chord voicings; the colours that we can add by playing with different capo positions relative to the key of a song; and also fingerpicking and pick-strumming techniques and rhythm. The workshop will set you up to write songs or accompany other players in open tunings, and to develop the open tuning skills that you might already have.
You don’t need to be well-versed in open tunings to take this workshop – just a reasonable amount of confidence on the guitar in any style is enough. Bring along a pencil and paper as well as any device that you’d like to use to record parts of the workshop (audio and/or video).
Kate Burke has been singing and performing as a multi-instrumentalist for many years, and has won much acclaim as a member of Irish/Australian traditional band Trouble in the Kitchen. Kate is in demand as a session guitarist and album producer, and has performed music for film and television. An award-winning and highly-accomplished songwriter, Kate’s songs have been performed and recorded by such artists as Muireann nic Amhlaoibh (Danu) and Tolka.