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Discussions regarding the use of alternate tunings, and how alternate tunings can enhance the musicality of guitar music.

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Favorite Alternate Tunings: 49 Replies

Started by Stephen Verderber. Last reply by nick g Jan 6.

I would really appreciate a "Dummies Guide to Alternative Tunings" 18 Replies

Started by Kevin G. Lougheed. Last reply by Chris Banks Feb 27, 2013.

strings-sigh 5 Replies

Started by kevin. Last reply by Seorie O'Gallowa Feb 17, 2012.

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Comment by Dave Flynn on February 6, 2012 at 4:55pm

Thanks Guy. :-)

Comment by Guy Carlsen on February 3, 2012 at 10:19pm

@ Dave, very nicely done.

Comment by Dave Flynn on February 3, 2012 at 12:58pm

Hi,

I've just joined the forum.

I hope some of you might enjoy listening to my music

Here's a clip of me playing an Irish reel live in Dublin using DGDGAE tuning, I call it fiddle tuning because that's what it's based on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tDWhoC9Z40

see www.daveflynn.com for more info.

CD available here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/daveflynn1

itunes here http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-traditional-irish/id3...

Cheers

Dave Flynn

www.daveflynn.com

Comment by Greg O'Haver on January 16, 2012 at 9:58am

Check out YouTube and plug in "Kyser K-Lever" to the search box.  You will find a number of demo videos that you might just like.  Here are some of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BqqKFLPZgg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6PM4xMRHEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KMvJguLYUA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5IsFAjVt9k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5IsFAjVt9k

If any of you will be at the Winter NAMM Show this week please come by the Kyser booth and say "hi".  We will have plenty of K-Levers there.  thanks, Greg

Comment by Jud Hair on January 16, 2012 at 9:05am

Guy ... It seems to go over well at open-mike for me.  I have a limited ability to hammer on/pull off like Neil, but it still sounds impressive in that double drop "D" tuning.

Comment by Ian Miller on January 15, 2012 at 8:59pm

Hey Guy,

Old Laughing Lady is a great tune, I think the trick with it is to keep it light and personal, like you're just playing in your practice space all by yourself. A similar tune in the same tuning,albiet a bit depressing, is "Don't Let It Bring You Down". This can be found on the HyperRust website as well.

Comment by Guy Carlsen on January 15, 2012 at 5:31pm

@ Jud and Ian, Well getting closer on Old Laughing Lady, might play publicly in the next couple of weeks.  Played it with a friend at work and he thought I played it great (still no Neil Young on those beautiful base runs but closing in).  So thanks again for the tips you two gave me.  Besides thanks I just hate the lack of posting to this topic.  I've got a good rep locally as the open tunings guy and just love playing them.

Comment by John H on January 1, 2012 at 8:59am
@mike nepper, nice version of White Christmas.
Comment by Mike Nepper on December 26, 2011 at 9:54am

http://youtu.be/VIA0hYjmH38

Merry Christmas all! I happened upon this tuning several years ago and posted my first YouTube video using it on Silent Night / Silver Bells. I finished this arrangement on the eve and just got around to posting it on my AG groups today. Anyways, I thought it appropriate for this group. Hope you like it. DGCGBD kicked up a half step on my new custom Yamamoto Talus.

Comment by Guy Carlsen on December 22, 2011 at 8:33pm

@ Jud and Ian, thanks for the tips.  I just downloaded tab, looks great. This is what I think the alternate group should be doing, helping each other to learn new (well in terms of our playing) songs.

 

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