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Fuji

Bb-G-D-G-G-D • OVERVIEW • Just one I came across on the GTDB website, submitted as ‘Fuji’ by an anonymous user via an undated post. Tried it, loved it, included it here…   In the words of its unknown creator: “Here’s one I made up…I like to lumber away on the first two strings, and use […]

 

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Open Fm

C-F-C-F-Ab-C • OVERVIEW • A rare, slackened transposition of Open Gmin: the same interval pattern is lowered by a tone. Another species of ‘cross-note’ tuning – as you can easily ‘cross over’ to playing in Fmaj as 0-0-0-0-1-0 (whereas the inverse maj>min flip in Open F/Open G is less straightforward). As is characteristic for this tuning family, harmonic […]

 

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Open Cm

C-G-C-G-C-Eb • OVERVIEW • Open Cm (unlike Open Dm, Gm, and Em) doesn’t really match with any of our familiar Standard-tuned minor-chord shapes (although it’s closest to the ‘xx0231’ Dmin sequence). Another ‘cross-note’ tuning – as you can easily ‘cross-over’ to Cmaj (like: 0-0-0-0-0-1).   The b3 is placed on 1str, giving the only minor […]