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This lesson is part of the course Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar with Doug Young.
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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.
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
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Down by the Sally Gardens  
 
Down by the Sally Gardens  
 
Down by the Sally Gardens
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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