Watch the Open G & D Tunings online guitar lesson by Denny Sarokin from Songwriter's Guide to Great Guitar

You can use open G tuning (D, G, D, G, B, D) for a rockin’ Keith Richards Rolling Stones tune, moody Joni Mitchell stuff, or a bluesy, “Midnight Special”.

D modal tuning (D, A, D, G, B, D) lowers the 2 E string only. You can get a folksy Appalachian feel (“Shady Grove”) or rock out on, “Midnight Rider”.

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