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Vestapol Tuning

One of the easiest (and most fun) ways to play your guitar is to utilize open tuning also known as Vestapol  or Spanish tuning. In Open Tuning the guitar is tuned so that the strumming open strings produces a chord (D maj or E maj in Vestapol, G in Spanish). Slide Guitar is generally played in Open Tuning.

The task of picking is greatly simplified as the same degree of gymnastics is not required of the chording hand (as in Piedmont Style). I teach students as young as 8 or 9 picking and slide guitar in Open Tuning

Open D: D A D F# A D
Open E: E B E G# B E
Open G:   D G D G B D 

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