Playing in A (while tuned DAD)

Recently I’ve been working on some baritone dulcimer tracks in the AEA tuning (a Perfect 4th below DAD). Since some of my Patreon subscribers don’t have baritone dulcimers (yet, anyway!), it might be helpful to have some chord charts for the 4-chord loop I’m using for this Moon Over Water tune.

Normally we play that chord progression in D: D – A – Bm – G

— but transposed to A we have: A – E – F#m – D

So……starting in the lower frets of DAD tuning and moving up the fingerboard to higher positions, here are some block chords for you to arpeggiate or flat-pick any way you want:

AEF#mDAEF#m7DAEF#mD
112011201122
012001000120
112011121120

And now moving up a bit:

AEF#mDAEF#mD
41204120
41202120
41201142

And finally, here are some more complete triads using the G# on the 6+ fret of the middle string:

AEF#mDAEF#mDAE7F#mD
456+788976+542
445506+7546+23
6+5446+56+44024
Moon Over Water (ambient)

Some New Tunes!

Golly, this quarantine has led to a whole bunch of creative work from so many artists all over the planet! I have been incredibly busy too: working on formatting block chord TAB in a table format on this blog (A LOT harder than you might think!!!), learning Finale (for the 3rd or 4th time!), and laying some new track ideas in Logic Pro X, which is the subject of this post.

Here is a tune I recorded a few days ago:

SummerTune No. 1