The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64906   Message #3167948
Posted By: GUEST,Litegauge
09-Jun-11 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Sir Patrick Spens
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sir Patrick Spens
I'm not sure about this but I've just posted a video on YouTube (litegauge: Sir Patrick Spens Nic Jones tutorial) I hope it's clear. I'm using an Open G5 tuning (DGDGGD) which seems to work quite well. John Raven mentions several of Nic's open tunings and Nic seems to like modifying Open C and Open G slightly to create modal tunings (without the 3rd).
I'm not too happy with the DADGAD version. It definitely doesn't sound like it's in the right key as per the original.
Nic may have tuned down a semi-tone from Open G - I think Little Heathy Hill is also Open G down a sem-tone and Master Kilby is also Open G based.
For Sir Patrick, I'm basically playing on the 5th, 4th and 3rd string and hitting the top strings occasionally.