Watch the Open Tunings online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 9: Advanced Style Diversity
One of the most harmonically exciting and singular qualities of the guitar is the player's ability to easily tune their instrument to a virtually countless variety of open tunings. In this section, Vicki Genfan presents 3 performance studies in 3 different open tunings.
TIP! One of the best pieces of advice I ever got as a player, was to "learn it - then do it your own way". At first that seems counter-intuitive. Afterall we are trying to really nail the lessons we are working on, and once we do that… then we are supposed to change it? YES! Throughout history players have been borrowing, or outright stealing others licks and ideas, and then changing them to make them their own. Basically you have to start somewhere as you are developing your own voice on the guitar, so it makes sense to learn something that is already pretty cool, and then put your own spin on it. Try it out, learn a new lick or pattern, but then instead of just moving on to something else - look at how you can tweak, adapt, extend, change and make it your own.