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.
I liked that Anton @maelaevi
A snappy little tune.
You finger pick real well man! I don’t know that song so wouldn’t know a mistake from 'played like you want it". But it sounds like you’ve learned that song to me. It also sounds difficult to me.
Only thing I can offer, and you know what it is.
Practice makes perfect… I image you’ll have it just like ya want it in no time.
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.
Never heard this Ribot tune. I really like it. I have 2 cd’s both electric. He has such a distinct and vibrant style.
Keep at it you did a fine job. Reminded me of Mood for a Day by Steve Howe just because I learned that by rote decades ago and it took me forever to get it sounding ok. Tried The Clap too but that was too difficult.