Do you use alternate tunings or partial capos on your guitar? What are your favorites and why? I'll start. I have used many alternate tunings. I don't know that I have favorites so much as I use the tuning to break me out of my comfort zone or to easily play different chord sounds using familiar chord shapes. Sometimes, okay often they are odd/weird/jazz chords. Often the different chords gets me to a different melody. Without changing from standard tuning I can also get to the different chord sounds by using a partial capo, in other words a capo on some, but not all of the strings. I like the three string or partial capo that can either be used on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings or on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th strings. I also have a Spyder capo that can act on individual strings, however it takes a couple minutes to set up. Okay for songwriting, not so much for playing out. Conversely I often find that if I generate a song that I like well enough to play out, I eventually figure out how to play it in standard tuning. How about you?
Sat, 07/17/2021 - 08:07#1