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As far as I can tell, this little gem just dropped TODAY on YouTube. 8)
I’d love it if someone could tell me how Ricky Skaggs’ little girl has tuned her guitar there.

https://youtu.be/nGncW_ueyHA
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Wow! That is some powerful music. The audience started out sitting sedately and ended up dancing in the aisles. I'm not usually a fan of repetitive lyrics, but enjoyed this one.

Not a guitar person, but it reminded me of a fellow that played ... drop D? DADGAD? (Not sure if that was what he called it.) He was leader of an Ohio-based Celtic band.


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I thought that at first, but the song is in B, which is a significant drop. I would think your guitar would rattle and buzz.

I am not a big fan of dropped chords. We don’t have enough inputs for more than one guitar and I don’t like re-tuning on stage. But I like her freedom to raise a hand upon occasion. I may try to play with this at home, though.
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Thanks for making a link, Judy. I don’t know why I was having so much trouble with that one.
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For some weird reason we can't use the 'share' link and make the video show. It has to be the whole link from the address bar. Don't know why -- possibly from the inability to update the board ... or not. Image

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Ooooh!
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One thing I learned long ago (before I could edit everyone), if someone has posted something cool and you don't know "how" they did it, just "quote" their entire post. You get to see all the doodads to make the post work. Don't have to actually post - 'preview' works as the testing ground.

I considered "quoting" my 'posting for dummies' primer. 8)

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Good info, Judy!

I figured out the tuning, Judy, and it’s an open chord in B, just like you said! And just like I worried, my guitar rattled and buzzed.
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Maybe you can tune the strings in a weird way (tune the strings to those that more closely match the note you need, but not change strings) and still get the B chord? The strings might not be in a proper order but the chord would work? :-k

Remember, I am not a guitar person at all! I did this once on a dulcimer (only 3 strings), but there are enough dulcimers setting around here that one in the proper tuning was still handy. No retuning.

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I may try playing around with that, Judy. The tuning really didn’t sound all that nice in a strum. And it kept going out of tune.

Or I may use another guitar. I have one at work with the strings set a little higher so it wouldn’t buzz so much. I like the idea of a low B droning, if I can make it work.
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Could it be easier to use your mandolin tuned in a B chord?

You really need Mack or jrc to chime in. Y'know - people who might really be of help! :lol:

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Open B is not uncommon. Some folks like to use slightly heavier gauge strings when they do, ymmv:

http://www.allguitartools.com/tunings/?tuning=50

btw, I'm all but certain '?' substitutes as a '#'. no clue what they didn't simply do it right, but anyway ....
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when I play along with my mando I play E minor and B. could be an open E minor or B
I tuned my guitar E2 B2 E3 A3 B3 E4 and it sounded kinda like hers. I don't k.now what to call the tuning.

I never tune my mando other than standard and never use a capo. Guess I am in a rut.

they are okay for guitars and banjos though...
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Thanks, Mack and jrc. I'm actually going to try to tune to an open D, as that is a better key for me. I'll try both of these methods in D.

Judy, I'm thinking with our limited band mandolin may not be the way to go this time. I really want as deep a sound as I can get.

Thanks for the input, guys!
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