Personal tricks and progressions in DADGAD
I’ve been getting more and more into playing DADGAD backing guitar for sessions, but I feel I’m stuck with three or four progressions I’m using over and over, and on a 3 or 4 hour session, even if people find those progressions nice, I find that I should be varying more.
Meeting other guitarists in sessions I’ve seen people have very personal unique approaches to DADGAD that often are hard to write. In particular I met a guitarist who was heavily inspired by John Blake, and I’m still trying to understand exactly what types of chords he uses (often with the capo on the 5th fret even for songs in D). I’ve also seen people use very "jazzy" voicings instead of the usual modal no-third types of drone chords.
Have you seen any unique approach to DADGAD like this that left an impression on you? And also, where can I find more about John Blake’s DADGAD style? I’ve been going by ear and watching the videos 500 times, but the progress has been slow.