Guitarists: I'm a big fan of alternate tunings where you drop the bass strings and leave the rest in standard. Acoustic Guitar just posted my lesson, with accompanying video and tab, on two of these tunings: G6 (D G D G B E) and dropped C (C G D G B E). Read and watch here. Want to hear these tunings in action? Check out these playlists, which feature such masters as Richard Thompson, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. Songs in G6 tuning: Songs in dropped-C tuning: