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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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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.

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.

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