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How to Play Guitar: Beginners / Tuning to Open D

Watch more Beginner Guitar Lessons videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn about tuning to open D and how to do it right in this video from Howcast's How to Play Guitar: Beginners series. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Talking about alternate tunings still. We are talking about an open D tune. Alright, so what does that mean? That means what we are trying to do is to make the guitar sound like one chord. You know, right now, if I play the guitar, there is no chord to that right? So, what I am going to do is tune it to a D chord. There is a specific way to do that. You are going to go ahead and drop your sixth string down to D. So, I already have a D in the fourth string. Drop down my sixth string to D. and then I am also going to get my first string, which is E right now, down to D as well. So, Use the same method, we use that fourth string D. Now, it gets a little trickier. We are going to need the second string to be A, so I am going to use the fifth string, which is already A in order to tune down my second string to match that. And then there is one more step. This one is a little trickier, because there is no string that matches this. We need to try and get this third string to be F sharp. So, erm, the way I do it is I am going to go to the fourth string, alright, I haven't moved that. And I am going to go to the note F sharp. That happens to be here on the fourth fret. Match that. And now, I get my D tune, open D tune. Alright? So I don't have to even touch the guitar to play D. So, a lot of blues guys might use this to play slide guitar. Right? Or some folks who finger pick a little bit. They could get some interesting sounds from playing like that. And then to play other chords, I can just play one finger. Right? That's how you make an open D tune.
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