Chapter 8: Standard Tuning with a Twist – SRV’s “G String Up One Half Step to G#”

Chapter 8: Standard Tuning with a Twist – SRV’s “G String Up One Half Step to G#”

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Chapter 8: Standard Tuning with a Twist – SRV’s “G String Up One Half Step to G#”

Description:

This final lesson demonstrates a convenient “stage trick” used by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hound Dog Taylor and others to quickly transition from playing in standard tuning to getting a partial open E tuning on the top three strings, attained by tuning the G string up one half step to G#. Musical examples are provided that show how this tuning can be used to create open E-like major triad voicings on the top three strings.

Genre:

Blues, Blues Rock

Difficulty:

Intermediate-Advanced

Tuning:

low to high - E A D G# B E, or Eb Ab Db G Bb Eb

Techniques Used:

Slide playing, vibrato, fingerpicking, hybrid picking, open tunings, fret-hand muting, pick-hand muting, palm muting, chord playing

Artist:

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Run Time:

4:26


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