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Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar
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About This Course
 
Alternate tunings can create beautiful guitar sounds that are impossible in standard tuning, and make some things easier to play. You’ll learn to play fingerstyle melodies in a variety of popular alternate tunings, including favorites like dropped D, DADGAD, and open G, as well as more unusual tunings.
 
 
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The second part of “Blind Mary” includes a Bm7 chord and a Gmaj7/B chord. Doug walks you through the B part of “Blind Mary” phrase by phrase in this video.

 
 
 
Meet the Instructor
Doug Young
 
 
Doug Young is a fingerstyle instrumental guitarist based in the San Francisco South Bay area. He is the winner of the 2011 International Acoustic Music Award in the instrumental category. Doug has released two CDs, Laurel Mill and Closing Time, that feature his solo guitar playing, compositions, and arrangements as well as the CD Duets with Teja Gerken. He is also the author of the best-selling Mel Bay instructional book: Understanding DADGAD: For Fingerstyle Guitar as well as Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD, A DADGAD Christmas, and Hymns for Fingerstyle Guitar. He is a contributing editor for Acoustic Guitar magazine, and has also been published in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine.
 
 
 
Peghead Play-Along Tracks
 
Peghead Nation is creating a library of accompaniment videos (and downloadable MP3s) for songs and tunes that are taught on the site, classics that you'll find at many jams and picking parties. As a subscriber, you have access to this library and can use the tracks to practice playing tunes and songs at a slow or medium tempo with guitar accompaniment. New songs will be added regularly.
 
 
The Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar Subscription Includes:
  • Basic fingerstyle technique lessons to get you started
  • Arrangements of folk and popular songs that illustrate the tunings and are great to play
  • Tablature/notation with chord diagrams for every lesson
  • Lessons on a variety of alternate tunings, including dropped D, DADGAD, open G and more
  • High-quality video with multiple camera angles so you can see closeups of both hands in action
 
 
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Alternate tunings can create beautiful guitar sounds that are impossible in standard tuning, and make some things easier to play. You’ll learn to play fingerstyle melodies in a variety of popular alternate tunings, including favorites like dropped D, DADGAD, and open G, as well as more unusual tunings.

 
 
Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar Course Outline
 
Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar Intro Lessons
 

Doug gives you an introduction to playing in alternate tunings, advice about the kinds of guitars and gear that work well for playing fingerstyle in alternate tunings, and a basic introduction to fingerstyle guitar (in standard tuning) for those who are new to fingerstyle playing.

 
Introduction to Alternate Tunings - New Lesson

Doug gives you an introduction to alternate tunings in this video, talking about the benefits of using alternate tunings to get different sounds or make getting those sounds easier, the use of capos to play in different keys, how to make sense of all the different tunings, and more

 

Alternate Tunings Guitars and Gear

Doug talks about the guitars and gear that work well for playing fingerstyle guitar in alternate tunings, including advice on choosing strings and tuners.

 

Intro to Fingerstyle Guitar

If you’re new to playing fingerstyle on the guitar, Doug shows you some basic techniques, using standard tuning so you can concentrate on using the fingers of your picking hand before you start learning new voicings in alternate tunings.

 

 
Dropped-D Tuning
 

The first alternate tuning you’ll learn is probably the most common, and just involves tuning the low E string down to D.

 
Intro to Dropped-D Tuning

The first alternate tuning you’ll learn is probably the most common, and just involves tuning the low E string down to D. Doug talks about some of the advantages of playing in dropped-D tuning and shows you how to get into dropped-D tuning.

 

Blind Mary

The first tune you’ll learn to play in an alternate tuning is the traditional Irish song “Blind Mary.” It’s in the key of D and uses the basic chord shapes you’ll need to play in the key of D: D, G, A, Bm.

 

Down by the Sally Gardens

In this lesson, you’ll learn to play in the key of G in dropped-D tuning with the Irish folk song “Down by the Sally Gardens,” which uses the I, IV, and V chords in the key of G (G, C, and D) as well as the three minor chords in the key of G: Em, Am, and Bm.  “Down by the Sally Gardens” has four four-bar phrases, with an AABA structure. Doug’s arrangement includes a couple of different ways to finger the melody against the G chord, including one that takes advantage of the open strings in dropped-D tuning.

 

 
 
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