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Schmuze 20 Dec 98 - 05:25 AM
Dave T 20 Dec 98 - 09:39 AM
schmuze 20 Dec 98 - 12:17 PM
McMusic 23 Dec 98 - 03:27 AM
catspaw49 23 Dec 98 - 11:56 PM
Murray MacLeod 20 Nov 02 - 07:47 PM
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Subject: Open D
From: Schmuze
Date: 20 Dec 98 - 05:25 AM

Help!!!!!! I really could do with a bit of assistance here. I've bought a book on open D tunings and quite frankly it's blinding me, talk about don't know where to start. Ane ideas about where I can get info on chord shapes for this tuning, or must I sit and sit and make my fingers bleed trying to work it all out for myself.Helllppp????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

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Subject: RE: Open D
From: Dave T
Date: 20 Dec 98 - 09:39 AM


Here are a few basic chords for open D (D A D F# A D). If you have any problems interpreting the desriptions below, post back to this thread and I'll explain it. Keep in mind that any of thee forms can be use for barre chords as shown on the last two chords, D7 & G7.

D G A Dmaj7 Gadd9 Gm9 F#m D7 G7
d 0 5 7 0 0 0 x 0 5
A 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 3 8
F# 0 5 7 3 1 1 3 0 5
D 0 5 7 0 0 0 4 0 5
A 0 5 7 4 2 1 4 0 5
D 0 5 7 0 0 0 4 0 5

Good Luck

Dave T

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Subject: RE: Open D
From: schmuze
Date: 20 Dec 98 - 12:17 PM

Dear Dave T Thanks very much for that. I'm dashing off to my guitar just now. I'll let you know how I get on!!

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Subject: RE: Open D
From: McMusic
Date: 23 Dec 98 - 03:27 AM

Schmuze, Mark Hanson has a couple of books out--one sort of like a backpocket book; the other a pretty extensive one. Can't recall off-hand the adress to write to, but if you can get your hands on a copy of "Acoustic Guitar" magazine, there is almost always an ad for his publishing co. in there. He gives tips on getting in tune as well as diagrams for fingerings. Good luck.

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Subject: RE: Open D
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 98 - 11:56 PM

Hey Schmuze...Looks like you've already gotten some good advice. Don't know why you wanted to play in Open D, but once you start you'll find some beautiful ways to use it. I keep one of mine in Open D all the time. If your guitar has a really well balanced sound, Open D is that much better. I'm more of a finger pickin' folkie and I'm askes a lot about playing in Open D as it's not quite so common with "folkies." The change in chord construction changes everything. Sorry to ramble on but stay with it!

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Subject: RE: Open D
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 07:47 PM

Does anybody out there still play in Open D, or has DADGAD totally taken over ?


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