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Thread #32091   Message #420449
Posted By: Peter T.
18-Mar-01 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
Subject: RE: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
(1) Yes, Doc Watson plays in open tunings sometimes.
(2) Yes, you are right guest, ghost. Yes. Open D is a D chord -- biggest string, bass string, is D and then you tune the rest, reading from left to right:

DADGAD is Celtoid tuning, with the F# tuned up a half step.
Open G is a G chord: DGDGBD.
Open E is open D up two frets.

There are others, many others!!!
yours, Peter T.