Mudcat Café message #420382 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32091   Message #420382
Posted By: Peter T.
18-Mar-01 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
Subject: RE: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
It is worth pointing out that there are some nice diminished chords in open D. The two easiest shapes seem to be:

X232XX
and
XXX223

These go nicely in something like from D to A7 (and back to D):
X343XX
X232XX
X02102

or

XXX334
XXX223
X02102

with the D alternating on the 6th string, or the 4th string, or the 1st string.

I stole this from a recent article in Acoustic Guitar magazine by Mike Dowling.

yours, Peter T.