Pete Herzog

Open tuning workshop

I had a great time at the open tuning/slide guitar workshop. I had about 15 folk show up at Tom's guitar studio, with varying amounts of experience. After an hour or so they were all able to play in several different tunings, several different keys and were familiar with the 1-4-5 terminology for describing 12 bar blues. We actually played several songs and I think it was a good introduction. The basics of playing in open tuning can be learned in a short while, of course it can take a lifetime to master, that's what I think makes it fun and keeps it challenging.