Used by countless artists over the years, Open E is an excellent tuning that allows guitarists to approach their instruments with fresh shapes and sounds. In this installment of the Alternate Tunings for the Creative Guitarist series, students will explore Open E, through videos, activities, assets, and discussions.
Additionally, this course features a transcription of the Allman Brothers' classic guitar piece, "Little Martha," along with a performance by LA musician, Elyadeen Anbar.
As with the other courses in this series, if you share a piece of music you make, we'll send you a free set of guitar strings, electric or acoustic, courtesy of our friends over at D'Addario.
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Who is this course for?
This course is for those of you who share our desire to explore the guitar's huge range of tuning capabilities. Unlike the piano, which must be tuned by an expert who comes with their very own supply of fancy tools and carefully-cultivated expertise, the guitar can be tuned through a relatively safe and simple process. If you're feeling stuck in a rut with your guitar playing, open tunings are the perfect way to inspire some new thinking and new creativity!
What will I take from it?
By the end of this course, you will learn about Open E tuning, discover some chord shapes that you can use with it, practice some simple techniques, and take on a final challenge to play a piece of music using Open E.
If you run into any issues or have any questions, just shoot an email over to [email protected] and we'll make sure you're taken care of.