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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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Started by kevin. Last reply by Seorie O'Gallowa Feb 17, 2012.
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.
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! ;-)
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.
@ 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!
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
Great job Dave! I've thought we must get extra inspiration from playing in a Church, I'd love to have the opportunity!
@ Dave, do you have tablature for songs like the one you posted?
Thanks Guy. :-)
@ Dave, very nicely done.
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 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...
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