Watch the Approach 2: Breakdown online guitar lesson by Vicki Genfan from Rhythm Makeover: Vicki Genfan

If you’re new to open tuning, take your time - and use a tuner! Or just tune along with me here. I put the capo on the 2nd fret to put us in the key of A. Take care when playing the ii chord (Bmin) to make sure you aren’t fingering what would be an E chord in standard tuning. Your first finger is on the B string in the 1st fret. Check your tuning often, as the guitar may slip back up, trying to find its original notes. This is normal. For more about open tunings, check out my course, ‘3D Acoustic Guitar’. I go into 5 of my favorite tunings and a lot of new techniques to do crazy things in those tunings.