DADGAD Guitar Tuner

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DADGAD: Modal D

The DADGAD tuning was used extensively by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds in the late 60s and 70s. While with The Yardbirds Page recorded an instrumental entitled White Summer itself inspired by the first recorded DADGAD tune Davey Graham\’s arrangement of the traditional Irish tune She Moved Through the Fair . On Led Zeppelin s eponymous first album Led Zeppelin he used this guitar tuning to perform Black Mountain Side though he detuned the entire guitar by one-half a step for the recording so it was really D?-A?-D?-G?-A?-D? \(where the ? denotes a flattened note\)–the piece which was strongly influenced by Bert Jansch s earlier arrangement of a traditional Irish song called Blackwater Side \(though Jansch actually used drop D tuning\). Page later revisited the DADGAD tuning for the song Kashmir which appeared on the band s sixth album Physical Graffiti.

 

Chord Maps

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2
3
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5
6
7

A Major

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
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2
3
4
5
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7

A 7

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
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2
3
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5
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7

A Minor

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
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2
3
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5
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7

A Minor 7

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

B Major

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
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2
3
4
5
6
7

B 7

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
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2
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5
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7

B Minor

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
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2
3
4
5
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7

B Minor 7

  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • G
  • G#
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • A
  • A#
  • B
  • C
  • C#
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • D
  • D#
  • E
  • F
  • F#
  • G
  • G#
  • A

All Guitar Chords for DADGAD can be found  HERE

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  • A7
  • A Major  1
  • A Major
  • B7 sharp 9
  • Baug
  • B Minor
  • D5
  • D7 sharp 5
  • D Major
  • D Diminished7
  • DMajor7
  • EbMajor7 sharp 11
  • E Minor
  • F Major  2
  • F Minor
  • G Major
  • G Added 2
  • Gb7
  • _notes
  • *Chordmaps are an amalgamation of chords and scales. Each chord map can yield sometimes 5 chord shapes in its given key. Chords are made up of 2+ notes in the respective scale. EADGBE has evolved to provide a good compromise between simple fingering for many chords and the ability to play common scales with minimal left hand movement giving highly responsive chords and well renowned chord shapes. Alternate tunings have wider fret spans making normal chords difficult to reach. That’s not to say chords map don’t have good chords. With a little effort some original and strikingly beautiful chords can be found in Chord Maps.

    Guitar Scales for DADGAD

    A Major Scale

    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18

    A Minor Pentatonic Scale

    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • A
    • A#
    • B
    • C
    • C#
    • D
    • D#
    • E
    • F
    • F#
    • G
    • G#
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18

    All Guitar Scales for DADGAD can be found  HERE

    Guitar Tuning Map for DADGAD

    Visualise how to tune your guitar to DADGAD.

    Fret S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1

     

    Instructions to tune your guitar to DADGAD

    String 6 is tuned down 2 semi-tones

    String 5 stays at the standard position

    String 4 stays at the standard position

    String 3 stays at the standard position

    String 2 is tuned down 2 semi-tones

    String 1 is tuned down 2 semi-tones

     

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    -7 A D G C E A
    -6 A# D# G# C# F A#
    -5 B E A D F# B
    -4 C F A# D# G C
    -3 C# F# B E G# C#
    -2
    D
    G C F
    A
    D
    -1 D# G# C# F# A# D#
    +0 E
    A
    D
    G
    B E
    +1 F A# D# G# C F
    +2 F# B E A C# F#
    +3 G C F A# D G
    +4 G# C# F# B D# G#
    +5 A D G C E A
    +6 A# D# G# C# F A#
    +7 B E A D F# B

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