Stephen Kenyon wrote:No idea what it is, except either the tape is slow or the guitar a semi tone flat, and its in D tuning. Depending on the honesty of the book, its not a beginners' piece.
Maybe you like the idea for nostalgic reasons, but I'd think there's a host of much more interesting pieces available to you now, not least those available within this forum.
stephen, what do you mean by D tuning? the recording is down a 1/2 tone, as you mention, but seems to start with a high D note (high E string, 10th fret), and then there is an F# note, which would normally be on the 4th fret of the D string. is this an open string for this piece? or are you just referring to the bottom string being tuned to D? in other words, do you think the guitar is tuned D-A-D-F#-A-D.
weren't there some early guitar tutors that used and open E tuning, which would be equivilent in the intervals (i.e. the same tuning up one tone)?
alan, what else can you remember about this piece?