I just came up with this idea on the guitar and wanted to share it. My second day playing in DADGAD tuning and it is amazing how changing from standard tuning to another tuning can unlock your playing! A rut buster as you say.
Anyway if Justin ever reads these I just wanted to say thanks! I bought all your beginner course books and DVD’s years ago and learned how to play from them. Good stuff! Keep teaching!
I used to be afraid of alternate tunings. I would think: “no way im changing the tuning. I barely know how to play in standard”. Actually, with a tuning where just the open strings together sound nice, it makes playing somehow easier. Though you do not know the actual name of the chords etc. you just try and make a nice sound with the guitar by experimenting and the open tuning allows you to do it. I have not tried double drop D but I will in the future. The “coldplay” tuning is nice also if you ever learned the song “Yellow”. I think in that you tune the thinnest string down a semitone.
Anton, that was a great composition in DADGAD and excellent playing and recording. I have just started learning DADGAD and just purchased a microphone for recording. Your video inspires me to explore the new tuning and to learn to improve my recordings. Thanks.
Welcome to the forum Anton from an electro-acoustic nylon string player. There are not many of us in the forum so it will be interesting to hear if you make the leap. I’m still very much in the trenches of the beginners grades on here, but find your playing super inspiring. Even perhaps to try some alternate tunings too. Looking forward to hearing more of your playing.