Open D tuning
- From: "Frank" <frankzafiro@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 19 Jul 2005 11:18:45 -0700
Probably a dumb question, but here goes:
There are some songs that require the guitar be tuned down to an open D
( D-A-D-F#-A D, is it?). The songs then may or may not call for a
capo. Then the chords are listed as say, C, F and Am. Now my question
is this. When playing the song, after tuning and capo-ing if required,
do I form the chords the same way as when playing standard tuning? In
other words, is an A-minor still 0-1-2-2-0-0, and so forth? Or do I
need to learn new chord formations in line with this new tuning?
I understand that by changing the tuning (or using a capo), the sound
that comes when I play the Am chord formation is a different chord,
sound-wise. That's fine. I put on a Capo II so I can play Em and A
instead of F#m and B on several songs. I'm just asking about the
Does this question make sense? My musical theory is weak (I'm working
on it, just a strummer right now).
Thanks to anyone with the patience to answer.
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