Lesson 26. Green Fields of America (in Open D)

In episode 9, we had this reel in the ‘normal’ tuning.

In this episode, it’s in Open D tuning. The tuning (from lowest pitched string to highest) is D A D F# A D, .

As the tune is normally played in G, the capo is on the 5th fret.

The chord shapes for Open D are, of course, different to those for the ‘regular’ tuning. However, learning them is no different from learning any other chord; and having these under your belt opens up your repertoire.

In the booklet (Book 2), the chords shapes for Open D are on page 43.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 26. Green Fields of America (in Open D)