Martin Simpson Teaches Alternate Tunings is a fantastic book, with accompanying DVD, which explores a systematic approach to open and altered tunings.
Martin Simpson teaches how the important tunings relate to standard tuning and to each other, and also explores available chords in each tuning. He explains open G, D and C tunings, DADGAD tuning, suspended modal tunings and covers everything from tunings used in popular nineteenth-century pieces to tunings used by today's rock artists. The book includes diagrams and the music is presented using both traditional music and tablature notations.
The accompanying DVD correlates with the examples and pieces in this book. The DVD also includes some performances of Martin Simpson's arrangements of classic tunes.
When I ordered this it was initially out of stock due to lack of demand. This is surprising, Martin Simpson, is the most exquisite master of altered tunings and this book has wonderful examples for guitarists on all levels of study. Anonymous
- (Hampton,, United Kingdom)