open/alternate tunings?

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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby edred on Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:38 pm

gemmill wrote:
edred wrote:I know its kinda remedial but, could someone spell out and label all the most popular open tunings? I would appreciate it a lot. Cheers :jam:



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Yea! Thats what Im talking bout!
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby Painterman on Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:49 am

edred wrote:
gemmill wrote:
edred wrote:I know its kinda remedial but, could someone spell out and label all the most popular open tunings? I would appreciate it a lot. Cheers :jam:



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Yea! Thats what Im talking bout!
Dude you Rawk!
Thank you!
8) :jam: 8) :cheers:



EEEEBE -- The Stephen Stills tuning used on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" - and I think Carry On.
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby gemmill on Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:59 am

edred wrote:Yea! Thats what Im talking bout!
Dude you Rawk!
Thank you!
8) :jam: 8) :cheers:


aw shucks. 8)
happy to help!
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby Dave Volume on Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:18 am

i usually have one guitar in dadgad. love bert jansch.
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby mixohoytian on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:53 pm

cool thread
I got into acoustic heavily this last year
and did a lot with dadgad
and also tried open C

but also tried weird variations that suited the song:
D F# B E F#B

and
C F C F G C
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby gemmill on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:13 am

the curtis mayfield tuning is pretty cool:
F# A# C# F# A# F#
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby madjackhatter on Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:43 pm

D A D G A D is really cool also. A very Page-ish tuning.... :wink:
If you are chording on an acoustic, and are recording and don't mind the extra 7 bucks, you owe it to yourself to try 2 different guage strings. Your fav for std or higher noted strings and 1 guage larger for the lower stuff. It comes out on recordings really well. The lows really boom without as much tension on the strings.

Also capo the 3rd or 4th fret on most D or C based tunings and you have some special voicings and overtones jump off the neck...
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby asopaque on Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:32 pm

check out these links:

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/foru ... ight=idick

http://69.41.173.82/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=6

it's a bit of a 'superlink' that the author created, that has a bunch of tabs, lessons, chord charts, etc. Richard Peikoff is quite an amazing fingerstyle guitarist who loves the 'math' of alternate tunings and does a lot of work in specific modes, particularly Lydian. I studied with him for a few years and learned a lot from him. Although be prepared, info from Mr. Peikoff is like drinking from a firehose! It can be a bit overwhelming. But if you're interested in alternate open tunings, and especially DADGAD, his links can provide much fodder for thought and application.
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby vintage_freek on Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:28 pm

I've used some cool tunes were a detune or uptune a string by a 1/2 step to facilitate more interesting open keys such as B major.
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Re: open/alternate tunings?

Postby Seby on Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:54 am

Open C# has been doing it for me lately!
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