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lefthanded guitar Tune Req: Do you use D A D G A D? (57* d) Tune Req: Do you use D A D G A D? 02 Sep 17

I have an older guitar which doesn't t have a lot of resonance. I ve heard that playing in an open tuning will make the guitar sound a little fuller, and am thinking of putting this guitar permanently into dadgad , or some other open tuning; while keeping my main guitar as is for most of my playing( I tried doing regular tuning and open tuning on the same guitar , back and forth, years ago; but it became a bit much, especially if performing) . Have any of you found that open turnings give more dynamic sound? And what tunes do you play open? I don t know when and how open tunings became poptular, but I'll m fond of the guitar work of folks like Chtis Smither, Tom Rush, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Kalb,David Grisham and if you recall; John Fahey; and the like -not that I approach their level of playing, but they inspire me. However, all I suggestions about playing open in any type of song and/or style are welcome.

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