Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Open D tuning, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, and now we're going to go through…Open D Tuning,…which is another favorite, very common tuning…that you should all have a good understanding of.…So let's check it out.…It's Open D, so the thickest string,…down a whole step.…(guitar strums)…The A string, which is standard,…(guitar strums)…the fourth string is also standard, just a D.…(guitar strums)…The third string you tune back a half-step…to F-sharp.…
(guitar strums)…The second string you tune down from B to A.…(guitar strums)…And the first string you tune from E,…drop it down a whole step to D.…(guitar strums)…So it's D-A-D-F sharp -A-D…(guitar strums)…Now here are just a few chord forms…that work in that tuning.…Of course you have open D Major.…
(guitar strums)…And that's shaped because it's a major chord,…you can literally play all kinds of stuff…just by moving your first finger around.…(guitar strums)…Just barring.…Of course, there are other voice you can do like…you can play up here at the third fret and…(guitar strums)…you have a D5.…Or you can play D5 like this.…
- 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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