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Don DeMaio


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 7 Oct 2010 12:53 pm     Reply with quote

Is it me or is there a shortage of educational matter on Open G Tuning tunes and tabs Question

I'd love it if someone can point me in the direction of good tabs. Thanks.

Don
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Steinar Gregertsen


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Arendal, Norway
Post Posted 7 Oct 2010 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

Check out Rob Anderlik's tab section:
http://www.robanderlik.com/Tabs&Video.html
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Brad Bechtel


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Post Posted 7 Oct 2010 3:25 pm     Reply with quote

It's you. There are more instructional methods, videos, etc. for open G tuning than any other tuning. Admittedly, most of it is for acoustic resonator guitar (aka Dobro®) in bluegrass or country genres, but such instruction information translates very well to electric lap steel.
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Don DeMaio


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Florida, USA
Post Posted 7 Oct 2010 6:00 pm     Beautiful! Reply with quote

Brad Bechtel wrote:
It's you. There are more instructional methods, videos, etc. for open G tuning than any other tuning. Admittedly, most of it is for acoustic resonator guitar (aka Dobro®) in bluegrass or country genres, but such instruction information translates very well to electric lap steel.


Thanks, guys. This helps a lot.

Don
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Steve Hamill


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California, USA
Post Posted 7 Oct 2010 6:58 pm     Aloha Reply with quote

How about a little Hawaiian!
http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
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Alexa Gomez


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San Francisco
Post Posted 7 Oct 2010 8:47 pm     Reply with quote

Hello Dom,

If you mean Low Bass G, D G D G B D, low to high, then there are quite a few lesson videos at my You Tube channel, where I post stuff for my students to play...

http://www.youtube.com/sisteralexa
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Carl Bludts


From:
Belgium
Post Posted 8 Oct 2010 1:07 am     Reply with quote

Hi Dom,

I posted 5 lessons (tab available)on Youtube for following bluesy song called "Blues On My Lap"
It's in low G tuning (DGDGBD)

The complete song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o1COd_SWyw

Here's the link to the first lesson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpeia14LkH8

You'll find the other links for the lessons in the video description.

It's an instrumental I pieced together based on the playing of older players like Oscar "Buddy" Woods, Jim and Bob "The Genial Hawaiians" to modern sliders like Bob Brozman and Mike Cooper.

Here's another lesson, with free tab, but in DADF#AD
tuning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhSxmUrBpFA
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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post Posted 8 Oct 2010 2:08 pm     Reply with quote

Tune it anyway you like, but for the sake of discussion, I have to believe for lap guitar that Open G is defined as the "high bass" as used by Dobro players, GBDGBD low-to-high.

Last weekend at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in SF, both Jerry Douglas and Cindy Cashdollar were burning it up pretty good on lap steels in Open G. Cindy didn't even bring a dobro this year to play as one of The Guilty Women with Dave Alvin.
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Don DeMaio


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Florida, USA
Post Posted 8 Oct 2010 3:12 pm     Reply with quote

Mark Eaton wrote:
Tune it anyway you like, but for the sake of discussion, I have to believe for lap guitar that Open G is defined as the "high bass" as used by Dobro players, GBDGBD low-to-high.

Last weekend at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in SF, both jerry Douglas and Cindy Cashdollar were burning it up pretty good on lap steels in Open G. Cindy didn't even bring a dobro this year to play as one of The Guilty Women with Dave Alvin.


Let's hear it for Open G. I actually like C6 better but find that I can do a lot more of the kind of music I like with Open G.
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Rickey Mitchell


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Fresno the center of California
Post Posted 9 Oct 2010 7:10 am     Reply with quote

I use both D and G. I read a n interview years ago by Jerry Douglas I think, in which he said they were guitar friendly. they were all so Rickey Friendly.
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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post Posted 9 Oct 2010 9:21 am     Reply with quote

Don, if you are not familiar with it, check out this book from Fred Sokolow, which is part of his Fretboard Roadmaps series. It reads "Dobro" on the cover, but a lot of the tab is just as conducive to electric lap steel, and a good portion of the demonstration tracks on the accompanying CD are played on a Supro lap steel, so it isn't all about bluegrass dobro style playing.

The majority of the tab is in G tuning, the lesser amount is in D, and there is a little bit of it in A & E.

I have had the book for six or seven years and I like to go back to it periodically for a refresher:

http://www.sokolowmusic.com/instructional/other
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