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  • Trying to break my Low E?

    Posted by Moonhare on August 8, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Day 109 of TAC and I have had a bit of a mess around with a variation on open G tuning. I’ve done a quick intro to this particular tuning then the playing starts at 1:24 – index link in the video and description if you want to skip straight to the music. It’s not note perfect but I think that is the whole point of documenting the journey. One day I’ll look back at this and think “really Darren?”.

    https://youtu.be/IEfEqF5kYec

    Moonhare replied 2 years, 9 months ago 15 Members · 28 Replies
  • 28 Replies
  • Loraine

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Excellent @Moonhare

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 8, 2021 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks @Loraine – definitely good fun. Might leave my old guitar in alt tuning rather than keep having to retune.

  • albert_d

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Thanks @Moonhare . I’ve had good intentions but little follow through on adding more alternate tuning knowledge and playtime to my guitar routine. I am slowly going through Tony’s course. I can see why you are playing with them too. You sounded good. And I hear the Zepplin in what you were riffing. Thanks.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 8, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks @albert_d I think what I’m going to do is tune my old guitar to alternative and my new one to normal then I don’t have to retune every time I want to practice.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    That sounded really nice @Moonhare 👏👏👍 Have you tried using a slide 🤔(bottleneck) with that tuning? Bet it would sound great also🤩

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 8, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      Hi. No I haven’t but I do have a bottleneck I’ve never actually learnt how to use. Time to catch up on the slide guitar 101 in TAC!

  • Michelle-PSL

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Sounds fantastic @Moonhare. 😎

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 8, 2021 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks @Michelle-PSL – looking forward to doing some more.

  • LoriB

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Very nice. Looks like it was a lot of fun to play.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 8, 2021 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks @LoriB – I had a blast with the open tuning. Will definitely try some more.

  • Layton_Lange

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Great job @Moonhare 👏👏👏👏 You had that open G rocking! Already throwing in harmonics?! Very impressive!! I’m jealous. KEEP ROCKING! 🎸

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks @Lange22 – harmonics were one of the few things I do remember from playing in the past and the open tuning gives you the opportunity to hit them all and get a real chord.

  • Marty73

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Oh yes… one can get lost in “alternative tuning” Can be a deep rabbit hole. Have fun with it. 😊🧙‍♂️😎

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 9, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      @stevieblues you are so right. Wherever you play on the fretboard something really musical or unusual comes out. I guess we probably overuse the ‘fun’ word in TAC but this was just the definition of that. I played for about 2.5 hours that night.

  • stevieblues

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    That was really great Moonhare! When you do alternate tuning, do the chords stay the same?

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 9, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Hi @stevieblues . No the chords are different. when you hit thecdtringsxwith no fretting you get a G chord. By barring straight across and sliding up you get all the other chords. I’m no expert but I’d say it is less versatile but great within the key you tune it to.

  • Philb

    Member
    August 8, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Very nice! I definitely could hear a bit of Zep in that. Well done!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks @Philb – Definitely has that ring to it doesn’t it? I always like those ringing open notes you get from those alt tunings.

  • Marisa

    Member
    August 9, 2021 at 9:39 am

    This is what happens when a musician noodles around! Sounding awesome Darren!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 10, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Thankyou so much @Marisa – I really fell down the rabbit hole – it was so much fun. I would like to retune my Fender so I can play at any time.

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 4:54 am

    WOW! Came out great!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Worth a go of you haven’t tried. Can come up with some lovely chords even if I haven’t a clue what they are!

  • Christopher_H

    Member
    August 11, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Awesome @Moonhare! Nice variation on Open G, very Zeppelin-esque indeed! Well played!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 12, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks – I love these open tunings. Must try some more.

  • Wm.Jacobson

    Member
    August 12, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Way cool! Thanks for posting.

    Cool shirt, too. Bones heal, pain is temporary, chicks dig scars, glory is forever.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 14, 2021 at 10:44 am

      Haha – thanks. I was bought that shirt by my riding buddies after going down on a diesel spill in the highlands of Scotland. Came away with bruises (wearing the right gear) and a smashed up bike although not so bad I couldn’t ride the rest of the 1000 miles.

  • AttyTJ

    Member
    August 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Many of us love messing in these box canyons of sound, and as played by you, I love the sound. (When I try it, not so much). Well done.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      August 15, 2021 at 5:19 am

      I think the ring you get from open strings is just a wonderful sound so that gives a whole new texture.

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