Open tunings literally open up all kinds of possibilities for acoustic guitarists. While many will start with the much-loved DADGAD tuning, there are lots more options to explore. In this short acoustic guitar tutorial, one of the UK’s leading guitarists and Elixir Strings artist Tristan Seume gives an introduction to his favorite tuning – CGDGCD. Tristan uses Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating 12-56 for their long tone life and rich, full tone even at lower tunings. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/guitar-strings/acoustic-phosphor-bronze-nanoweb-coating
Also used by guitar legends like Pierre Bensusan and Martin Simpson, CGDGCD is sometimes referred to as Orkney tuning or Csus2 tuning and allows you to move away from DADGAD’s key center of D and create beautiful textures and melodies. Tristan’s easy-to-follow introduction shows some of the possibilities of this wonderful tuning, covering powerful open chords, extended voicings and more.