GBE is standard tuning for strings one, two and three.
Most players use the same tuning. Open GDG. It's a shame. Because there's so much more you can do with different G tunings.
you could use a lot of standard tuning guitar chords. as Cause said its the top 3 strings of std tuning for a 6 string.
GDG would be too much tension in my opinion as I don't like tight strings. You could try it and see how it feels to you.
You could do EBE, just tune the low G down to E. It might be little floppy though.
Useful string tension calculator here.
I'm with you Richard, I buy 6 sting sets too except special stuff like 0.007s and wound 18s which I get as D'Addario NYXL singles.
sorry Richard but not all of us are in the US.. those strings cost over $18 here in Australia. Some sets can cost over $25....
Really nice singing and playing Derek.
I love those compositions. Any chance you'd share the chords for Obsession?
Thanks Rodger. Much appreciate your kind comments.
Here are the 1st verse and chorus, and some explanations, pretty simple chords. Once you get the rhythm going it should seem easy.
Actually Richard corrected me - the recorded version is in F A D tuning... it was written in GBE then I lowered it a whole step to FAD for my voice. Though the relationships are the same and it will work in GBE of course. So all info below is for GBE.
GBE tuning (all wound strings for fuller chunkier sound)
D = 232
G = 003
A = 220
C = 010
strum D a couple beats then lift 1st string open briefly and fret 1st string 2nd fret (full D chord)
G chord play with open 3rd & 2nd strings, fretting 1st string 3rd fret and walk down 2nd fret and
to open 1st string
Simple repeat this for each line in verse until A chord
I don't like change
Though I can change my mind
D G A
I do it all the time when no ones looking
It ain't no big deal
I never steal
D G A
Now and then a kiss might turn up missing
You don't have to lie
You don't need an alibi
C G A
My stolen heart was found in your possession
C G A
I know I can be an obsession
Lovely song, thanks for the chords and notes!
You are welcome and thanks as well. :-)