The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51929   Message #1025294
Posted By: GUEST
26-Sep-03 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Review: Martin Carthy's new Martin
Subject: RE: Review: Martin Carthy's new Martin
In 2001 I took part in the easter trdition course at buth (UK) where MArtin was leading 4 days of guitar workshops. He spent a long time discussing tunings etc and (from my rather scribbled notes) he used a CGCDGA tuning "90% of the time" which he said "came from appalachian dulcimer music." He also sid that "normal tuning is better for chords"
I'm not sure if this will shed any light, but needless to say it was an inspiring 4 days and has changed my guitar playing style.
If anyone is interested FolkSouthWest are organising the same event at Easter 2004 (with Martin Carthy tutoring on guitar).

GLYN OWEN