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Dobro Lessons: Alternate Tunings: E Minor and G 6th

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I'll show you one more interesting
tuning that some people use and
that is an E minor tuning or G6 tuning.
And you get this tuning by taking your
lowest string, the G,
and dropping it down to an E.
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So when you tune that G string
down to an E, you get kinda two chords,
you get an E minor chord, cuz this is E,
B, D, so you get sort of an E se, E minor
7 chord.
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And what you can do is you can play your
E minor stuff
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like you would normally on your higher
strings, but now you've got a low E.
[MUSIC]
But what you also get there
is the E is also the sixth and G, so
you can get sort of a, a 6 chord.
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So when you strum across,
you get this kind of sound.
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When used like this,
it really sounds like a, a minor 7 chord.
[MUSIC]
You'll find
that Mike Auldridge,
uses this tuning on a variety
of things as well as a,
a great Dobro player named Greg Booth.
So, you can check out those guys, they do
some really interesting stuff in this
tuning and, I would say,
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just experiment a little bit.
When I got to some of these alternate
tunings, it's best to sort of have a plan,
you can, can get good at improvising in
these tunings, but
it's nice to have something sort of worked
out, so you know where you're going.
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