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Re: Alternate Guitar Tunings (OT)

For many years I used nothing but opening tunings with a lot of energy going into the everpopular DADGAD.  I was fortunate to get in the Mel Bay family a few years ago and to my amazement got a book contract focused on DADGAD with  an edict to do an extended work.  It's called DADGAD Encyclopediat and information about it is available at http://www.melbay.com/product.asp?ProductID=99934BCD&pageheader=&category=&author=1679&mode=author.
Pieces from my record Stories My Guitar Told Me were done in some interesting self-discovered ones, Light Cycles GADFAE, Manthang EBEF#BC#(later dropped a step to DADEAB), Thai Chi and Transportation Suite DADGCE and a piece on My SPace world A Room in a Dream AAEFCE.
All that stuff was from my other life following suite in homage to Michael Hedges who was a profound influence on me for a long time, when I was doing mainly solo composed guitar.  My journey to looping, improvisation and other instrument exploring began @ 2 years ago and I must say I'm really enjoying as well as this community.
Not to be arrogant but happy to share all I know about open tunings to any interested as I have several years of expertise.

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Travis Hartnett <travishartnett@gmail.com> wrote:
No, Metheny used a baritone tuning with only the middle pair of strings transposed up an octave.


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 7:57 AM, Daryl Shawn <highhorse@mhorse.com> wrote:
Yup, called the "Nashville tuning" in fact (though traditionally it changes the bottom four strings, using a 12-string set). Pat Metheny uses it a lot, in particular on his "One Quiet Night" record, albeit on a baritone guitar.

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