Mudcat Café message #419970 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32091   Message #419970
Posted By: John Hardly
17-Mar-01 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
Subject: RE: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
no, the number system doesn't say where the fingers go but in a way that simplifies things.

For instance I play my movable 7th (G7=3X343X) thumbed over but my friend plays it "properly". It's funny how many times I stumble at someone's explanation of their fingering only to realize they are describing a chord in my current vocabulary (that I might have recognized easier with the numbers).

rabbit trail over

JH