Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Open G tuning, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, and now for the open G tuning.…And this is a favorite tuning…of guitar players around the world.…This has three strings that are altered:…your thickest E string is tuned down a whole step,…your fifth string is tuned down a whole step…and your first string E is tuned down a whole step.…So, it is these pitches: D (guitar note)…G (guitar note)…D (guitar note)…G (guitar note)…B (guitar note)…and D. (guitar note)…Now, because some of these chords or these notes…have not been altered, there are still several shapes…and triads that you can use on strings two, three and four…that still apply to all the rest…of the chords that you would want to play.…
But there are some other really cool new voicings,…so let's check out some chords…that you can play in this tuning.…Here we go.…So open is obviously G, just play all the strings.…(guitar chord)…There's a G5 though, that you can play,…here like this. (guitar chord)…And a G7 like this.…Just one finger down. (guitar chord)…Or a Gsus4 with just one finger down.…(guitar chord)…
- 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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