John Renbourn teaches DADGAD "Sandwood down to Kyle"

Originally recorded on his "Ship of Fools" album, this song illustrates John's arranging approach where he combines three ideas: double stop harmonization on the center strings, melodic motion along the strings (instead of across), and the outer strings as pattern picked rhythmic drones. This synthesis of British Isles source material, American pattern picking, European harmony and North Indian chordophone technique is a distinctive feature of his guitar style.

Here is the original song he is teaching.

His singing is stronger on the album track.

See below for transcriptions and better quality video and audio than the youtube examples.

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Image of John Renbourn Fingerstyle Guitar Book/3-CD set
Author: John Renbourn, John Renbourn
Publisher: Grossman's Guitar Workshop (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Image of Celtic Melodies & Open Tunings
Director: Stefan Grossman
Starring: John Renbourn
Rating: NR (Not Rated)