Introduction To Open Tunings

by David Roth

Welcome to the orchestra of your fingertips – six beautiful, bendable, and RETUNE-able strings! We’ll start by changing one string at a time and gain instant access to a road well traveled by the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and more. We’ll take a look at DADGAD and “Open G” for starters, and the good news is you don’t have to be a guitar wizard to take this class (but it IS helpful if you play enough guitar to negotiate basic chord changes). Importantly, we’ll have fun doing this together, you’ll love finding fresh voicings to some of the standard chords you’ve been playing up ’til now, and you may fall in love with the guitar all over again.