#1
well title says it all. What advantages does it give you? I know opeth used it on ghost reveries.
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#2
It's an open Dm chord.

In all honesty, I have no use for it, but it makes a few chords easier (minor chords mostly).
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#3
My latin acoustic song in my profile is in DADFAD. I couldn't tell you any exact pros or cons other than that it's different and it opens up new possibilities.
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#4
2 words: Slide Guitar.

Although I guess the more common tuning for slide is Open D Major, DADF#AD.
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#7
alternate and open tunings allow you to play different things you probably couldn't in a standard tuning. plus, they force you to map things out differently would normally be straightfoward. it's a great tool for breaking a slump.

I'm actually learning Ghost of Perdition in my lesson right now, and Opeth does A LOT of interesting things with that tuning; all sorts of weird diminished and augmented things (there's a mixolydian style lick in the song with a raised fifth [my limited theory knowledge here, but i believe it's correct] taht sounds really cool, that's really hard to play in just dropped D, cuz it requires some of the open strings and barred minor chords). Spend some time with it, and find some weird chord shapes. The only really alternate or weird tunings I like are Open D Minor, Open C Major and Dsus4 (D Modal I beleive) tuning, and those 3 tunings allow for a lot of different possibilities in songwriting standard doesn't offer.
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Mark Tremonti used DADF#AD on a couple songs when he was in Creed.
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Mark Tremonti used DADF#AD on a couple songs when he was in Creed.

yeah but he sucks
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#10
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alternate and open tunings allow you to play different things you probably couldn't in a standard tuning. plus, they force you to map things out differently would normally be straightfoward. it's a great tool for breaking a slump.

I'm actually learning Ghost of Perdition in my lesson right now, and Opeth does A LOT of interesting things with that tuning; all sorts of weird diminished and augmented things (there's a mixolydian style lick in the song with a raised fifth [my limited theory knowledge here, but i believe it's correct] taht sounds really cool, that's really hard to play in just dropped D, cuz it requires some of the open strings and barred minor chords). Spend some time with it, and find some weird chord shapes. The only really alternate or weird tunings I like are Open D Minor, Open C Major and Dsus4 (D Modal I beleive) tuning, and those 3 tunings allow for a lot of different possibilities in songwriting standard doesn't offer.

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#11
I like to use DADFAD or DADEAD tuning and play things while droning an open string or two, can get some really cool sounds that way when I'm just laying back and relaxing.
#12
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2 words: Slide Guitar.

Although I guess the more common tuning for slide is Open D Major, DADF#AD.

This.

Open Dm is a great slide tuning. I have 2 songs in my profile where I use it.

It gives a very dark voice to your playing, kind of foreboding and doomy. Like the coming of the apocalypse.

Open tunings are used heavily in slide guitar. When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin is in Open F (FACFAC).

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