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Re: Alternate Guitar Tunings (OT)
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 <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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