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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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DADF#BD new song finally recorded using this tuning capo'd 2nd fret. 4 Replies

Started by paul stokes. Last reply by paul stokes Apr 20, 2015.

Open C tuning 14 Replies

Started by Gary McNaughton. Last reply by Gary McNaughton Nov 27, 2014.

"Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan 4 Replies

Started by Ian Miller. Last reply by Gary McNaughton Nov 26, 2014.

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Comment by Paul Taylor Odiase on May 12, 2012 at 9:31am

I play now only with Capos!!in different tunings,and it has started to feel natural

to me .It also helps you take more note of the keys you wish to play in.

Comment by Dave Flynn on February 23, 2012 at 7:55am

@ Guy, sorry no TAB or sheet music done, the arrangements are all in my head!

@ Ian, yes churches are great for playing solo guitar in, they let the guitar ring out more than any other kind of venue. Makes it seem a lot louder than it is!

Comment by Seorie O'Gallowa on February 16, 2012 at 1:37pm

hi all, I'm new here. I only play in tunings other than 'standard', it suites my musical sense.

Heres a link to what I play

Comment by Ian Miller on February 14, 2012 at 10:02pm

Great job Dave! I've thought we must get extra inspiration from playing in a Church, I'd love to have the opportunity!

Comment by Guy Carlsen on February 14, 2012 at 9:37pm

@ Dave, do you have tablature for songs like the one you posted?

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


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!

see for more info.

CD available here

itunes here


Dave Flynn

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.

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.


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