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D6 tuning

GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 11 Jul 00 - 06:35 AM
Bert 11 Jul 00 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 20 Jul 00 - 04:14 AM
GUEST,cigz 26 Nov 09 - 01:21 PM
deadfrett 27 Nov 09 - 11:39 AM
PHJim 27 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM
Mark Ross 27 Nov 09 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,Songbob 27 Nov 09 - 12:42 PM
Tim Leaning 27 Nov 09 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,Guest 29 Nov 09 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,GUEST 04 Dec 10 - 10:58 PM
GUEST,Jae 06 Feb 11 - 08:43 PM
GUEST,7thStringFromTheSun 01 Feb 12 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,paul hill 16 Feb 12 - 07:18 AM
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Subject: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 06:35 AM

In D6 tuning you have lower five strings of the guitar tuned as in open "D", but you tune the treble string to "B" instead of "D", so the open strings play a "D6" chord. I know one song in this tuning, namely Gary Davis's "Whistling Blues" as transcribed by Stefan Grossman. Does anyone know of others?

Murray


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: Bert
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 11:52 AM

For a minute there, I thought you were going to suggest all six strings be tuned to the note D.

Hey I might be able to tune my guitar after all;-)


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 04:14 AM

I thought I would refresh this thread since I was away for a while and then the University HTML server went down for a few days.

Let me expand on the question more. The whistling blues is a blues/ragtime type piece. Is D6 tuning more associated with other styles of music. Like C/W dobro playing or Hawaian slack key or somthing like that?

Murray


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,cigz
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 01:21 PM

M. ward has written some great stuff in this tune


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: deadfrett
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 11:39 AM

GUEST- I use a D6 tuning D-A-D-F#-A-B. This also makes a nice slide guitar tuning. By tuning the 1st string up one fret (C), it becomes a D7.Tuning it up one more fret to a C#, it becomes a D Major7.which has a lovely Jazz or Hawaiian sound.-Dave


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM

I'd forgotten all about that tune and that tuning. I recall learning Whistling Blues almost forty years ago from either a Grossman book on open tunings or a recording with a tab booklet that he and Rory Block put out when Rory was about sixteen or seventeen years old called How To Play Blues Guitar.


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: Mark Ross
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 12:15 PM

I've been using B A G D A D tuning, but it sounds like Shiite!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 12:42 PM

"I've been using B A G D A D tuning, but it sounds like Shiite!"

You're doing it wrong. D A D G A B is Bagdad tuning -- Arabic is written right-to-left! And it's not Shiite if you have a Sunni disposition.

And for those with seven-string guitars, the tuning is D A D H G A B (Baghdad tuning), but you have to use the European system where B is "our" Bb, and H is "our" B. This results in D A D B G A Bb tuning.


Bob


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 02:08 PM

I've been playing in J#,any one got a cheap guitar for sale?


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 04:07 PM

Southern point by grizzly bear check it out.


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 10:58 PM

If you haven't already, M. Ward would be worth looking in to for sure


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,Jae
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 08:43 PM

Hey there,

I thought the Open D6 Tuning was D-A-D-F#-B-D? I was searching tabs on Grizzly Bear's Southern Point and saw that is was it that tuning. Also, I've been writing songs in this tuning once I learned how to play in it. If D-A-D-F#-B-D isn't Open D6 then what would that make the tuning used on Southern Point? Also, Daniel Rossen (Who wrote Southern Point) uses this tuning pretty often from what I've heard in his Dept. Of Eagles catalog. I've never heard of D-A-D-F#-A-B


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,7thStringFromTheSun
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 04:21 PM

Try "The Cascades" by Fleet Foxes.

This is a tab version:

http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/fleet-foxes-the-cascades-guitar-tab-s82181t0


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Subject: RE: D6 tuning
From: GUEST,paul hill
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 07:18 AM

worth checking out " the sprinter " by isato nakagawa DADFsharpABD tuning (maybe 2nd string tuned to A - can`t remember ) on songsterr and probably live version on youtube played in key of Bminor beautiful piece not difficult to play thanks for tip on "the cascades" will have a listen right now .


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