Example 4 Open Tunings
Using an open tuning is a popular trick for arranging tunes for guitar. As our tune is modal in nature it makes sense to use a modal open tuning. DADGAD tuning sounds great on guitar and many great arrangements have been created with it. This example takes the first motif from the melody and puts an Indian sounding slant on things. The use of string bends and the open tuning can really evoke the sound of the sitar. It makes sense to change the key to D minor for this one so we can cash in on the open-string drone notes. The sitar sound came courtesy of the Line 6 Variax. Use down strums of the thumb exclusively when playing this one.