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Offline gerry0324

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What tuning & chords
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:14:08 pm »
Hi Justin,
I watched a video clip of Sinead Burgess playing a nice song on an old guitar (on youtube, at Normans Rare Guitars - youtube.com/watch?v=tDHwo4D81pI
- she made it look so easy but I've no idea what the guitar was tuned in (open D, DADGAD or dropped D)... any chance you could take a look at the clip and give me your thoughts?
I've been practising for years and would love to be so fluent...you make it look so easy.
Best wishes
Gerry

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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 08:28:27 pm »
She's in Drop D or maybe Double Drop D. I'm at work so don't have a guitar handy to figure it out.
Here's the link if anyone else wants to chime in.
https://youtu.be/tDHwo4D81pI




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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 07:55:52 am »
Funnily enough, the big clue is on the last note with the bend, sounds like dropped D to me!
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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 10:49:28 am »
Definitely double dropped D

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 03:32:17 pm »
Would have to take anybody and everybody's word on the tuning.  That aside, what a great song !!

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 04:26:44 pm »
Definitely double dropped D
So E and e dropped down to D?, will have to try that!
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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 04:30:32 pm »
Chords ...

It's all based around a D chord with occasional G type an d F type chords ...

hold down what is normally a D sus 2 shape using only 1st and 3rd fingers .... thinnest string is a drone D note

there are lots of bass runs using your 2nd finger (and 1st) on frets 2 and 3 of the D and A strings with that slightly bent note at fret 3 of the thickest string too

hold the same shape up 2 frets with middle finger holding 5th fret of the thickest string for the G type chord

drop that back 2 frets for the F type chord

that puts you back in default position for the main chord with all its embellishments
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 07:17:40 pm »
Played around with it last night. Cool song she must be an Allman brothers fan, has that kind of vibe.
Close is spot on with his post. Fun song to play. Made me brush up on Midnight Rider.


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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2018, 09:26:33 pm »
Thanks stitch ...
DavidP ... it is good ... and in good time it will be yours for the taking g
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Darrell ... Neil Young has a few good tunes in double drop d ... Cinnamon Girl for example

@ anyone

I'll do a what chord / theory bit if you really want

Or you can be happy that it just sounds good  :)

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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2018, 10:31:45 pm »
Darrell ... Neil Young has a few good tunes in double drop d ... Cinnamon Girl for example
Thanks, I’ll have a look - I’d not heard of double dropped D before so it’s another tuning to look at.
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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 06:00:25 am »
Thanks stitch ...
DavidP ... it is good ... and in good time it will be yours for the taking g
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Darrell ... Neil Young has a few good tunes in double drop d ... Cinnamon Girl for example

@ anyone

I'll do a what chord / theory bit if you really want

Or you can be happy that it just sounds good  :)
Thanks Close, indeed, all in good time.

I do like to play around with D G Cadd9 (I think) and another that retains the B from the G and drops the G note on 6 string to an F on 4 string, while olding D and G  notes on 1 and 2. Maybe add in the A chord notes with 1st and 2nd finger like in the intro to Wish You Were Here. Good sounds, great fun.

Cinnamon Girl...one for my NY wishlist

Always happy to feed my mind with your theory lessons, if you're inclined.
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Re: What tuning & chords
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 02:43:07 pm »
David if you're up for a challenge try Black Water by the Doobie Brothers.
It's double drop D and fun to play on an acoustic once you get the finger picking pattern down.

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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 02:57:34 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion Stitch. Still early days on finger-picking, so one for the future. Looked at a lesson on playing it and looks too high above my current play grade.

 

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