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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 Rosemary j. Lambin on January 15, 2013 at 10:56pm

Hi. I used to stick with standard tuning, but lately I have been experimenting a little. I've been working on John Fahey's "Poor Boy Long Ways From Home', which is in open D tuning. He frequently used alternate tunings, and I wonder if that was how he achieved that deep, booming quality that is in many of his songs. I also like dropped D tuning, which shows up in a lot of Celtic songs.

Comment by Nikki Rosetti on August 10, 2012 at 8:20am

Way back about 20 years ago, i first came upon a 'tuning capo' which I have tinkered with here and there. Thought I'd check the web to see if technology has moved on (mine resembles a Rubik cube to set up) and came upon the Spider. Went to Youtube for reviews/demos and after trawling through endless demos of people sticking one on and then strumming away, I finally came upon the player actually playing great guitar to demo the thing properly. Of course it was........ Doug Young!  Why didn't I just check Doug out first Doh! ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV5vbV5mLMg

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

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGeordieAdams

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

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

 

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