This is another alternate guitar tuning. As opposed to Double Drop D tuning, this one tunes both E strings down to D and the G string down to A. You can pretty much strum all of the open strings and it sounds really good. Then you can learn a few simple chord shapes and move them up and down the fretboard for fun. It’s not exactly a song, but it’s really enjoyable to play.
An amazingly colorful urban graffiti and mural paint park (that used to be located) right in the middle of Austin, Texas.
Sometimes the daily grind becomes too much and I need to spend a little time away from home. It’s not that I need a big, grand adventure. I just need a nice change of scenery. For times like this, I often find myself driving south a few hours to rest and relax in my favorite Texas town. Lately, I’ve been bringing my camera along for a little photo fun.
I really need to work on my mic placement. Too much heavy strumming sound in this one. It’s still one of my favorite songs to play on the acoustic guitar.
Time lapse montage of scenes around Texas, including Addison, Dallas, and Austin.
The sun came out today and gave us a beautiful deep blue sky, so I went for a bike ride around the neighborhood during my lunch break.
Camera: Ricoh Theta S
Editing: Insta360 Studio and iMovie
Music: Nimbus by Eveningland from the YouTube Audio Library
Until this morning, I never knew this amazing place existed. It’s called Thanks-Giving Square. It’s a terraced triangular park in the center of downtown Dallas. There’s a beautiful nautilus-shaped chapel with stained glass windows going up in a spiral pattern to the “glory window” at the very top. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
There’s an amazing sculpture in my neighborhood right in the middle of a busy traffic roundabout. It resembles the branches of an oak tree grove. I’ve taken photographs of it many times, at various times of the day and year. It has a lot of historical references to the Town of Addison, Texas. Each section has an architectural diagram about unique places throughout the area. If you look closely, you can see diagrams of the old sawmill and water treatment facility.
This was the first alternate tuning song I learned on the acoustic guitar. It’s called Double Drop D because the strings are tuned to DADGBD (both E strings are tuned down to D).