Solo artist, rockin’ guitarist, songwriter, author of Guitar for Girls [Hal Leonard], and first-generation Guardian of Guitar Ali Handal is offering her second Play Better lesson for the site—a groovy beginner’s guide to alternate tunings.
Ali’s eight-minute introductory lesson encourages you to erase the fear of moving those tuning pegs to different tonal universes. It’s worth the trip. A fair share of your favorite classic songs likely involve alternate tunings (Google that!), and even if you’re not seeking to accurately perform “Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin, DADGAD) or “Killing in the Name” (Rage Against the Machine, Drop-D), deploying alternate tunings can inspire new songs and unique riffs.
If you want to add significantly to your guitar trick bag, get started on your alternate-tuning journey right here!