#1
Anyone ever use this tuning? It has become my favourite tuning ever, and so far on my acoustic I have not gone back to standard for a few months. Jimmy Page wrote a few songs using this tuning (Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, etc.) Its advantages are a beautiful open feeling sound, its very rich and deep, nice fat sound, and you can get that amazing open D chord just by fretting one note. If you havn't tried it out yet, do it!

Oh yeah and Guitar World Acoustic has a column in it every issue called 'Make Room For DADGAD' which is written by Laurence Juber, you should also check that out.
Last edited by god9 at Aug 12, 2006,
#2
Yes I use that tuning quite a bit with my acoustic, its fun to play around with, I would also reccomend DADDAD, I like to use that one as well.
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#3
If you like that tuning check out some Pierre Bensusan's stuff, he plays in that tuning and an amazing player.
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#4
^ Seconded on the Pierre.

And god9, I'm assuming you're fretting the 11th fret on the G string to get that D chord, right?
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#5
I've never liked that tuning a whole lot actually, I don't find it flexible enough. I prefer CGCGCE and EAEAC#E.
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#7
how would u go about tuning a guitar like that a tuner or just by ear somehow
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#8
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^ Seconded on the Pierre.

And god9, I'm assuming you're fretting the 11th fret on the G string to get that D chord, right?


2nd fret of the G string.
#9
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how would u go about tuning a guitar like that a tuner or just by ear somehow


Tune the 6th string down to a D - just match it with the note of the D (4th) string.
Tune the 2nd string down to an A - pluck the 5th (A) string and lower the B string down till it matches
Finally, tune your 1st (high E) string down to a D, just match it with the same note as your 4th string.

You can really do it all by ear much quicker than using a tuner, just as long as all your other strings are in tune.
#10
ok thnx but i dont get the b and g notes does it have anyting to do with the chromatic scale??
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