The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2065   Message #3013344
Posted By: michaelr
22-Oct-10 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Irish bouzouki
Subject: RE: Irish bouzouki
GDAE is better for melodic playing, GDAD for great droning-type chords.

I use both tunings and have a quick way of switching between them without retuning:

Tune to FCGD (you'll have to get slightly heavier strings) and put a small capo on the second fret (I use a Kyser banjo capo). Now you have GDAE with the capo across all four courses, and GDAD with the capo only across the three bottom courses. Voila!