Chords of Darkness, Part 3 – DADFAD Phrygian Dominant

In this lesson we tune to open D minor and explore a haunting voicing which uses the first 4 scale tones of the A phrygian dominant scale.

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Practice Tips

  • Open tunings are a great way to break out of a rut, and out of one’s comfort zone. Shapes that sound ordinary in standard tuning suddenly come to life and you’ll likely find yourself inspired and having fun fumbling around, learning how notes fit together.
  • DADFAD is an open minor tuning and is perfect for those who want to create dark and haunting sounds. Make sure to add some Reverb, Delay and Chorus to bring the atmosphere out even more.