Florentin wrote:alternate tunnings are simply different ways to tune the guitar
I understand this part.
What I was trying to ask was about how one plays when you use an alternate tuning.
As you wrote...
Florentin wrote:a lot of guitar music asks for a D on the sixth string, instead of an E
which is, I believe, what people call "drop D" tuning where you've re-tuned the E (6th) string to D, right?
When you read the music, you're still seeing an "E" in the score that would normally be played on the open 6th string. So you still pluck the 6th string, but you now hear a "D" note because of the alternating tuning, correct?
And you do the same with other tunings, so you play the E or what ever note is shown in the score, but what you hear is whatever note the alternate tuning has replaced it with. Am I correct?