Mudcat Café message #298632 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25456   Message #298632
Posted By: GUEST,Joyce
16-Sep-00 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: OPEN D TUNING
Subject: RE: OPEN D TUNING
Enjoy life. Open D lets you take a break from the technical work of fretting so you can play from the heart.

A guitar in standard tuning is indeed a fairly feeble instrument unless it was made by a great guitar maker. Open D reaches the soul. My guitar store guy calls Open D with just 1 and 6 tuned down "Drop D". Try: "The Art of Fingerstyle Guitar: Solos in Open Tunings" by Stefan Grossman, with arrangements by John Fahey and others, published in 1984 by Mel Bay, Pacific, MO 63069-0066. Open-chorded tunings of any sort are a great kindness for a child's guitar.