Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting creative with open strings, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- All right, so we're going to introduce alternate tunings.…Tunings that have been used by people…like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell, Kaki King,…Andy Mckee, a whole bunch of different artists.…Before we get into that, I want to show you…how great just using open strings is in general.…I mean, you can do all kinds of things with…just normal chords that you might use,…by shifting them up the neck and making use…of that beautiful jangly sound of open strings.…So, let's check out some of the creative things…that you can do with open strings.…
First of all, you can experiment with chords,…things like you know, the C chord,…you can just move it up the neck.…That chord then becomes a D add nine, 11.…Or you can play it up here…as a G or an E minor 11 type of sound.…Or you can play the C add nine chord,…and can move that up the neck in different ways.…
That open string ringing out really does…add a lot of texture and color to that sound.…You can also do the same thing for E major sounds.…That standard E major chord form can just move up.…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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