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Offline Mick

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Guitar Tuning
« on: February 06, 2016, 06:56:25 PM »
Been playing around with alternate guitar tuning, my favourite by far is drop D.  What's yours, and why?

Here's a couple of youtube vids using the drop D tuning method.







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Re: Guitar Tuning
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 11:06:20 AM »
Today, I've been experimenting with Open G tuning. It's interesting and fun to say the least. You can easily get some good  rhythm stuff going with one or two fingers.  Here's a youtube vid I found to show you what I'm on about.

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Re: Guitar Tuning
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 11:34:39 PM »
Drop D is fun, especially with some distortion. I like open tunings for clean with chorus effect, although I usually don't know what I am playing, but I hate retuning. One of my excuses why I need more guitars. Multiple tunings of each guitar at the ready.

I am still a little confused on 12 string tuning. Most twelve strings are tuned to D (two steps down on all strings, not just a dropped E to D), but transcriptions usually show them tuned as standard and no mention of capoes, nor have I seen anyone using one. Maybe I just didn't notice?
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