As part of our series on alternate tunings, today I’ll be extolling the virtues of drop D tuning. This darker, haunting tuning, while the simplest of alternate tunings and arguably the most common, is particularly well suited to the acoustic guitar. In the following article we’re going to take an in-depth look at drop D …Continue Reading
Alternate tunings for acoustic guitar
A simple to follow guide to Alternate Tunings for Acoustic Guitar, including tuning diagrams and tips to make tuning easier. Click here to learn more.
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