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Doug Young: “Sunbreak”
 
A beautiful original fingerstyle piece by Peghead Nation’s newest guitar instructor.
September 1, 2021
 

San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Doug Young has been a long-time presence on the fingerstyle scene as a performer, instructor, and author, and we’re happy to welcome him as our latest instructor here at Peghead Nation. A widely respected authority on the topic, Doug is teaching Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar, which is now open and accepting students! 

“Sunbreak” is a brand-new original composition, played in DADEAD tuning. “I wrote it to explore this tuning, which is a close relative to DADGAD, and one that Alex de Grassi frequently used in his early recordings,” says Doug. “The recurring theme that forms the A section leverages open strings, some cross-string patterns, and repeated notes on adjacent strings. The basic form is AABACA, with some variations between different sections. After a slow, tentative introduction, I tried to maintain a sense of motion throughout the tune, leading to the title—a feeling of opening up, or breaking through.”

To study similar playing styles with Doug, sign up for his course, Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar! Use the promo code DougLand at checkout and get your first month free!

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