In this guitar lesson, get a taste of open tunings by lowering your strings to open D minor, then playing a handful of chord shapes and applying them to a bluesy etude.
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Adam Levy's “Clandestino” begins with a playful single-note figure drawn from the D major pentatonic scale (D E F# A B), followed by a series of broken sixths.
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The two principal open tunings used in blues guitar playing have old, vernacular American names that I still like to use: Vastopol and Spanish.