Mudcat Café message #923553 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58297   Message #923553
Posted By: Anglo
01-Apr-03 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
Subject: RE: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
"Spanish" tuning is open G, DGDGBD, so called because it was the tuning required for the published music of the popular parlor tune Spanish Fandango, from the mid-late 19th cent. It went into tradition, sometimes as "Spanish Flangdang" or the like.

"Vestapol" is a corruption of "Sebastopol" which I believe was a piece of published music which required the Open D tuning.