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A Pathway to Understanding Open D Tuning

Lesson description: Open D is easily my favorite alternate tuning--it can do the swampy bluesy stuff, but also, once you get comfortable with it, you can do just about anything else rootsy/soundscapey/Nick Drake-y.

This lesson is more about just giving you a way to approach this open tuning that gets you acquainted as quickly as possible. Side bonus: the ideas here translate very well to other open tunings as well. Basically, it's a good idea to find your I, IV, and V chords, and your major and minor pentatonic scales. That's a good start!

Video version:

Format: Sibelius-created digital score with tabs & standard notation

Delivery: Tablature is available as convenient .pdf download, and my custom made backing track is included as a free extra! You'll find the download links on your checkout page and in your email. We encourage you to make a customer account when you check out, so all your future purchases can be found in one place.