Watch the E m11 Tuning online guitar lesson by Vicki Genfan from Essentials: Open Tunings
Love this tuning. It’s a more recent addition to my arsenal. Don’t know why it took me so long to find it.
The open chord is such a perfectly balanced voicing. It really lends itself to playing in the key of Em (and other keys using a capo) but also is beautiful when using the Em11 chord as the ii chord in the key of D. That’s how I’ve used it in this etude.
The tuning is absolutely mesmerizing and so much fun to noodle around with using all the different interval patterns, 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths. Check out the octaves on the 4th and 1st strings and try using them for melody lines.
Just for fun: Try finding chords in the key of E major and using only one finger, in the first fret on the 3rd string - start with this chord!
For those of you who are Crosby, Stills & Nash fans, this is the tuning David Crosby used for the song, 'Guinevere'.