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    Ok people,

    This is the start of the seventh year of the Seasons. It's hard to believe that it is still going and stronger than ever. We welcome new players just about every week so if your thinking about joining in, now is a good time to jump in.

    Over on the anticipation thread I came up with an off the top of my head thought while waiting for Fred.

    Fred likes the blues.

    Using the number seven we have the G note (A-G). Also, we have seven different notes in an octave with one note that is repeated an octave apart. Start with any note and you get back to that same note. Open tuning also starts and ends with that same starting note. So using the idea of sevens:

    Here are the rules:
    - Hawaii start time (two hours to go)
    - Seven song limit of blues.
    - Songs in the key of G with regular tuning.
    - Open Tunings. This will be fun to play around with for all those that haven't tried it.
    Open A- AC#EA
    Open B- BD#F#B
    Open C- CEGC
    Open D- DF#AD
    Open E- EG#BE
    Open G- GBDG

    - Originals welcome!

    Comments will be on YT.

    Most of you know the drill. I'm off to bed soon. Any questions? Someone will surely know the answer.

    Edit to clarify:
    you may bring any blues song if you want to honor Fred. He loves the blues. Any Key is fine.
    You may bring any song of your choosing in the key of G.
    You may bring any song in open tuning, any key. (try it, you'll have fun)
    You may bring seven songs
    You may bring originals in the spirit of the rules.
    You may hate me for this idea!
    And lastly, you may break a string so "Strings" will be the prizes for the week

    Sounds like and "Open Season" to me!



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    brill !
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    I'm sorry. I don't quite get it. If I do a blues song in the key of G, am I safe?

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    Question about open tuning:

    Wouldn't you need a different 4th string than normal if you use standard High-g GCEA my-dog-has-fleas tuning? I don't know that 4th string could be tuned that low... well... let me test...

    _____ post tuning ___

    It works... tune up the first three strings and tune down the 4th. Very interesting sound!
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    Thanks heavens for normal tuning key of g...You lost me at open tunings.
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    Excellent theme, Linda and many thanks for stepping in.

    It will be later in the week before I get anything done. My throat just now is like the inside of some[thing/one] very unpleasant and my voice is like the grumble of a demented dog.

    Changing the subject:

    You can get open C by tuning the A string down to G - GCEG. You double the fifth instead of the tonic. Similarly with baritone tuning. DGBD to give open G.

    Had a thought. I can always do an instrumental. English folk tunes are mostly in G.
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    I don't understand. If I change the tuning, I presumably have to learn a whole new set of fingerings to play the same tunes. What is the advantage of that?
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    Ah, but Lumpy, you can play a chord without any fingerings at all. The open strum produces a C chord in Tootlers C-tuning above. Then you can just bar chord with a single finger and do all kinds of neat stuff... This guy explains it pretty well.

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    So we can either play the blues, a song in G, or a song in open tuning? Or presumably all three at the same time? I like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Wafflesquirt View Post
    I don't understand. If I change the tuning, I presumably have to learn a whole new set of fingerings to play the same tunes. What is the advantage of that?
    The open tuning is not compulsary - just if you want to give it a went....

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