Manage episode 365960174 series 2360331
Feel like you're in a guitar rut? Maybe you're craving a fresh perspective to ignite your creativity? Try using banjo tuning, specifically open G tuning. Seriously!
In this video, we're starting from scratch—taking your guitar from standard tuning to open G tuning. And don't worry, I'll guide you through each string's pitch so you can get the tuning just right.
Once we're in tune, we dive into the heart of this lesson—exploring three magical chord shapes you can use in open G tuning. I'm going to walk you through the barre-chord shape, the stairstep shape, and the reverse stairstep shape. You'll learn how to play major and minor chords with them, opening up a whole new realm of sonic possibilities!
Next up, we're focusing on scale shapes in open G tuning. Understanding scale shapes is essential for riff creation, songwriting, and simply jamming out in this vibrant and versatile tuning.
This episode isn't just about learning a new tuning, though. It's about broadening your horizons as a musician. Learning how to play another instrument, like a banjo in this case, can significantly improve your guitar playing. It unlocks new sonic patterns and presents new ways of approaching your guitar.
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Featured in this episode...
- McPherson Guitars
- The Real Andy McKee
- Trevor Gordon Hall
- Calum Graham
- Dustin Furlow
- Andrea Stolpe