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This lesson is part of the course Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar with Doug Young.
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Alternate tunings can create beautiful guitar sounds that are impossible in standard tuning, and make some things easier to play. You’ll learn to play fingerstyle melodies in a variety of popular alternate tunings, including favorites like dropped D, DADGAD, and open G, as well as more unusual tunings.
 
 
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Blind Mary
 

The second part of “Blind Mary” includes a Bm7 chord and a Gmaj7/B chord. Doug walks you through the B part of “Blind Mary” phrase by phrase in this video.

 
 
 
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Blind Mary  
 
Blind Mary  
 
Blind Mary, Part 1
Blind Mary, Part 1
 

The first tune you’ll learn to play in an alternate tuning is the Irish song “Blind Mary.” It’s in the key of D and uses the basic chord shapes you’ll need to play in the key of D: D, G, A, Bm. Like many traditional tunes, it has two parts, each one eight measures long, and each part repeated for an AABB form. Doug starts by showing you the D, G, and A chord shapes: D and A are played as you would in standard tuning, but you have to modify the G chord since the G bass note is now at the fifth fret of the lowest string. Then Doug walks you through the A part of “Blind Mary” phrase by phrase.


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