#1
Hi,

Sorry for the newbie question but I am fiddling around with the following open keys at present:

Open G
DADGAD
Open D

Could anyone advise of what keys naturally lend themselves to these respective tunings? I am trying to construct a few noodling things from the bottom up.

Many thanks.
#2
Whatever key you can sing in...
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#3
Quote by konfyouzd
Whatever key you can sing in...


Who said anything about singing? As I think is obvious, I was asking what keys these tunings naturally lend themselves for guitar playing.
#4
In general, an open tuning lends itself readily to the key that the open notes are named for. So open D and G would work well with songs in those keys (or their relative minors, Bm and Em). I think I've used DADGAD with songs in D (after fretting over the G string).

It's probably not a lot of work to play in the keys where your open chord is the IV or V chord. So for open D, that would be the keys of G and A. For open G that would be C and D keys. But the least fingering (eg, most natural) would probably be the open name as key.
#5
Quote by timbo63
In general, an open tuning lends itself readily to the key that the open notes are named for. So open D and G would work well with songs in those keys (or their relative minors, Bm and Em). I think I've used DADGAD with songs in D (after fretting over the G string).

It's probably not a lot of work to play in the keys where your open chord is the IV or V chord. So for open D, that would be the keys of G and A. For open G that would be C and D keys. But the least fingering (eg, most natural) would probably be the open name as key.



Thanks dude for the informative and sensible reply.