Open Tunings
Crazyfret
Dec 12 2007, 12:36 PM
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Hiya all.

I was capitivated by Alex Lifeson's instrumental called Hope off Rush's Snakes & Arrows album. I've since tuned my acoustic guitar to open D tuning and currently learning to play the song.

I was wondering if there was going to be any lessons on here for this style of playing? Ok it may not be technically demanding as sweep picking but I love the lushness of the sound of an open tuning.

What do other members think?

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David.C.Bond
Dec 12 2007, 01:01 PM
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I've never experimented with open tunings myself. I believe Opeth recorded their latest album with an open D tuning and it does sound very good.

I haven't seen any lessons for that, but I'm sure someone could come up with an interesting one!

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Dec 12 2007, 01:04 PM
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I do not often play in open D but I play in DADGAD which i believe is called D sus 4? But I just play around, I don't know any scales or anything when I am in this tuning. Just gotta find what sounds good.

Edit: I suggest getting/using a capo, extremely fun in open tunings!

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Dec 12 2007, 01:14 PM
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Also, play some harmonic chords in open tuning, ie just lightly barre an entire fret that has a harmonic on.
Very ethereal sounding!

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You can play great blues stuff in open D using open string voicings and arepeggiated chords. If I have the time I`ll do one lesson on this.

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QUOTE (Crazyfret @ Dec 12 2007, 12:36 PM) *
I was wondering if there was going to be any lessons on here for this style of playing? Ok it may not be technically demanding as sweep picking but I love the lushness of the sound of an open tuning.


I have some open tuning lessons on the plan smile.gif

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Crazyfret
Dec 12 2007, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 12 2007, 12:40 PM) *
I have some open tuning lessons on the plan smile.gif


Cool... cool.gif I'll look out for them

Thanks

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QUOTE (David.C.Bond @ Dec 12 2007, 04:01 AM) *
I've never experimented with open tunings myself. I believe Opeth recorded their latest album with an open D tuning and it does sound very good.

I haven't seen any lessons for that, but I'm sure someone could come up with an interesting one!


Yeah its Open Dm (and some Standard)

Open Dm is what aids Mikael and Peter to get that evil sound on "Ghost Of Perdition" smile.gif

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