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Guitar tunings : a comprehensive guide

Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
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For many beginning-to-intermediate level guitarists, guitar tunings are a mystery. Everyone begins with ''standard'' tuning and knows its basic strengths - and limitations. But, once a guitarist gets beyond basic skills, the desire to play in different styles and achieve individual sounds leads inevitably to exploring alternate tunings. Guitar Tunings: A Comprehensive Guide is the first book to offer practical  Read more...
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Weissman, Dick.
Guitar tunings.
New York : Routledge, ©2006
(DLC) 2005032852
(OCoLC)62282289
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Weissman
ISBN: 9780203958995 0203958993 9781135483685 113548368X
OCLC Number: 191030573
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 105 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgment; Introduction; Chapter 1 Retuning the 6th String to D; Using Different Chord Formations; Double Dropped D Tuning; Chapter 2 G Family Tunings; Partial Chord Fingerings in Open Tuning; Slide Guitar; Open G "Slidin'"; Open G "Movin' Fast"; "Roamin'"; "Blues without Words"; Open G "Lonesome Blues"; "The Parlor Pedal Point Waltz""; G Minor Tuning; Open G Minor "Minor Claws"; Open G Minor "Darker Than Ever"; DGDGCD (Mountain Minor or Sawmill Tuning); "The Cuckoo"; Chapter 3 D Family Tunings; Open D "Dreaming." Open D "D Blues"Open D "More D Blues"; Open D "Ridge Runner Blues"; "Musing"; Open D "Good King Wenceslas"; Open D "In the Parlor"; Open D "Deep Sea Blues"; Open D "For Whom the Bell Tolls"; D Major 7 Tuning "Neil's Reverie"; D7 Tuning "Uncertainty"; D Minor Tuning "Minor Moan"; "Calling the Children Home"; D Minor 7 Tuning "Seventh Heaven"; DADGAD Tuning; DADGAD "Irnament"; DADGAD "Dulcidad"; DADGAD "Oud Food"; DADGAD "Blue Gad"; DADGAD "Plucky Pierre"; Chapter 4 C Family Tunings; "Impressions"; "Walkin'"; "C to Shining Sea"; Open C Minor Tuning; Open C Minor "Too Much Suffering." Open C Minor "Shifting Gears"C6 Tuning (CGCGAE); "Marble Stairs"; Double C Tuning (CGCGCD); Double C Tuning "Ren Burned" (C9); C9 Tuning "Banjo-It-Is"; C Major 9th Tuning (CGDGBE); Quadruple C Tuning (CGCGCC); "West of East"; Chapter 5 Other Tunings; Open A Tuning (E A C♯ E a E); Non-Open Chord Tunings; Fourths Tuning; Lute Tuning; Duplicate Tunings; The Same Intervals in a Tuning; Nashville High-String Tunings; Twelve-String Guitar Tuning Methods; Chapter 6 Tricks in Standard Tuning; Using Capos; Using the Partial Capo; "Partial Fulfillment"; "Country Rhodes"; "Nine Frets High." Open String Chords in Standard Tuning"Many Openings"; "Opening the E Blue; Appendix A Off the Wall Tunings: A Brief Inventory; Appendix B Chord Charts; Chords in Open G Tuning (DGDGBD); Chords in Open D Tuning (DADF#AD); Chords in D Suspended fourth Tuning (DADGAD); Chords from Open C Tuning (CGCGC; Bibliography; List of Musical Examples on the CD.
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Illustrated throughout with examples in standard notation and guitar tablature, this work introduces different musical styles through the use of appropriate tunings. Including an audio CD, it gives  Read more...

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