Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Crash Course in Open Tunings for Guitar|
Actor: Mary Flower
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding s... more »
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Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 04/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As someone who is a Level 2, pushing into Level 3 player, I appreciate Mary Flower's Crash Course in Open tunings. I have been diving into playing with a slide, something I decided to tackle after finishing up Happy Traum's 3 DVD set on fingerpicking guitar. Open Tunings are simple to play in, and Mary covers them in a broad spectrum. She is a gifted player and teacher. With some chords only needing one finger, it becomes a lot of fun (with some memorization) to add in the glass slide (or metal, if you please) and this DVD is a good basic course to move onto other such DVDs as Artie Traum's DADGAD series, and into Bottleneck blues playing. This is an essential DVD in building a strong foundation for Open tunings.
As I advance from here, my hope is to, when my foundation is strong, to move into Celtic fingerstyle. Open tunings is essential for Irish guitar playing. Mary's DVD is a solid part of my foundation. many thanks to Homespun for another 5 star release."