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Pelican Tuning (D.A.D.E.A.D)

This tuning is taken from John Renbourn's song of the same name, in which the strings are tuned to a D suspended second chord that sounds a nice neutral tonality, neither major nor minor, neither soft nor harsh. The Pelican tuning is intimately related to the Open D minor tuning (DADFAD) since five of the strings are tuned identically while the last string is only one half step away. Consequently, chords from the D minor chord chart can often be used when playing in the Pelican tuning, though fingers on the third string need to be moved up the fretboard one position. For instance, open D minor chords are quite similar...
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