This is a short lesson on how to get around in open D on the electric guitar like Elmore James and other Blues players do.
It really is a fun tuning to distort and have fun with. There are a lot of Blues players who use this tuning almost exclusively.
Open D isn’t really that hard to figure out and with a lesson on the basics of getting around and learning the basic slide technique you really can get a lot of mileage out of it and play a lot of blues licks.
The intervals are the same as Open E, just two steps lower. Derek Trucks plays in Open E and though he’s a far more sophisticated player in that tuning you can still get a lot of his licks in open D. The same as Warren Haynes and Duane Allman.
The tuning is simple but you can do a lot with it. Just improvise and see what you come up with. It’s a fun tuning to compose in too.
Please watch: “Beginner Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson ”
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