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Bb Tuning

The Bb tuning — introduced to me by Joe Tate at George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Guitar Workshop last June — is a unique tuning in a couple of respects. First, the tuning should be called BbMaj7 Add 9, if you … Continue reading

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D6 Tuning

Owana Salazar taught this tunings at George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Guitar Workshop on Maui in June.  It’s based on an open D6 chord (D A D F# B D) where the sixth note of the scale (B) is played on … Continue reading

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Getting Started

A few years back, even before I had heard much about slack key guitar, I developed an interest in modal tunings for the five-string banjo.  With a decent background in music theory, I could figure out chord positions at various … Continue reading

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