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Author Topic: Open G - origins in the blues  (Read 1421 times)

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Offline waxwing

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Re: Open G - origins in the blues
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2019, 03:07:54 PM »
I was posting out of amusement, Stuart, not to dredge up some old argument. I guess my point was that a musician of the era would have been more likely to call it "Spanish" than "Open" anything. But, as I mentioned earlier, folkies from the '50s-'60s, of which David Evans was one, used the tuning, and the name "Open G", ubiquitously, regardless of pitch.

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Re: Open G - origins in the blues
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2019, 03:25:05 PM »
Hi Wax:

No argument at all, here. I was referring to your Son House / Lomax recollection and that even though you couldn't locate it, you might be remembering it correctly.

As for "amusement," I mistyped "assuming" and auto-corrected (auto-mis-corrected??) it to "amusing" before I caught it in the preview. You were probably auto-correcting me from afar. Strange things happen in this world...

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