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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2004-08-15T22:28:35+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=9&t=954 2004-08-15T22:28:35+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10403#p10403 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
Richard

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2004-08-15T22:10:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10402#p10402 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:10 pm


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2004-08-14T12:54:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10401#p10401 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
Banjo has taught me heaps about slide and open tuning guitar, because if you use open G then you can switch between the two, and banjo rolls sound pretty cool on a resonator - starts to get into dobro territory.

In my band, i play open G reso and banjo almost exclusively, which contrasts nicely with the mandolin and standard acoustic that the others play.

feel like playing now...
Richard

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2004-08-13T16:18:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10400#p10400 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
"Hi. My name's John. I'm a G minor slide guitarist."

Wanna see my minor G string? (Had to beat Grady to that one.)

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2004-08-13T01:08:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10399#p10399 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]> i play banjo as well as slide, and a popular tuning ( i think called mountain Minor ) for a lot of clawhammer banjo songs is gDGCD ( like open G but with the B string tuned to a C ) - it gives a pretty interesting sound and makes a few different fingerings easier, but i don't use it a lot because when i play with others it makes it harder to play the usual open G chords.
try it out! i've never tried it on guitar, i must say.

let us know how it goes
Richard

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2004-04-03T16:50:01+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10398#p10398 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:50 pm


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2004-04-03T16:48:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10404#p10404 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
John

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2004-04-03T16:28:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10397#p10397 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
Mud

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2004-01-19T13:22:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10396#p10396 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
I'll give it a shot and see what it does.

As for the "Mountain Modal" tuning, I came across it when I was trying to pick out some of the music from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?". It sounds great on the CD, but when I do it it sounds like
I'm out of tune with tin cans tied to the guitar.

As for tuning and retuning--It is a pain in the saddle seat. I'm up to five guitars now, and still don't feel like I have enough. I am reminded of the blues harp player that has a belt of harmonicas across his chest. I can see myself with half a dozen guitars all hanging around my neck. Thank goodness I didn't take up the piano.

I appreciate your feedback, though, and will fool around with it for effect.

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2004-01-19T00:57:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=954&p=10395#p10395 <![CDATA[RE: Mountain Modal tuning.]]>
I listen to (and play a fair bit) of Neil Young's stuff.

He's a big fan of DADGBD. Now I don't know if that's what you are looking for or not. But give a bit of a listen to his acoustic solo unplugged album or his solo pieces on CSNY's "4 Way Street" and you'll hear it in all its droning glory.

I don't know if that'll translate to the sorta thing you do, but it does have a real knda rustic charm to it, I reckon. And to me that translates top "lay" appeal.

I do get sick of de-tuning and retuning all the time though.

Best just be buying more guitars then I suppose !

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