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Re: OT: Tuning guitar in fifths/ my rant defending alt. tunings :-)

On Mar 1, 2009, at 9:23 AM, Dennis Moser wrote:

I wonder how much of the appeal from alt tuning is the change in timbre,
rather than the shifting around of notes.

No question.  And the open ringing strings.  And for those who've had tendonitis, the ability to continue to play!  And because it's much harder to not sound like everyone else in standard - Kottke pointed that out years ago.