http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/ Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question... Q: I feel that I am basically an intermediate player with better physical chops than musical knowledge and one thing I dont quite understand is something called, Alternate Tunings. I like; Don Ross, Andy McKee and Kaki King a lot. And, I know they use alternate tunings. My question is mainly what is the method that someone like Kaki King used in her song Night After Sidewalk to get her guitar into that tuning? And, also how can I understand how to write songs in these tunings once I (of course) know how to tune into them? - Alfonso, Orlando FL. A: To understand any new tuning, look at the fingerboard in relation to the new intervals. Then, analyze new chord shapes related to the new major and minor geometry on the neck. Once re-tuned the guitar will obviously take on new visual shapes and patterns for intervals. This new geometry will relate according to how the new tuning establishes intervals from string to string. The complete lesson article for this video is available on the Creative Guitar Studio website. Follow the link below: http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/lessons/fingerstyle/alternate_tunings.php ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: http://www.andrewwasson.com Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/guitarblogupdate The Creative Guitar Studio Website: http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/ Follow Andrew on Blogspot: http://creativeguitarstudio.blogspot.com/ Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: http://twitter.com/andrewwasson MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/andrewwasson Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Wasson/76585035288 _____________________________________
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