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  1. Hello, I just found this site and saw the question about the Jimmie Rodgers tuning and guitar technique. My name is Michael Rodgers and I am Jimmie's son. His tuning is an open E G# B E G# B He developed his style of playing a hard right hand rhythm trying to keep people dancin in the honky tonks of Nashville while working as a solo act. You will notice that on Honeycomb he changes keys in the song after every verse by moving up the frets a half step. For songs needing a minor tuning like his "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" he detunes the G# strings to a G. His style continued to develop throughout his career and he is able to do some amazing finger picking and thumb work on songs like "It's Over and many other of his hits. I hope this helps answer your questions in some way. Thanks for your interest in his work. All the best, Michael Rodgers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJJ-mNSRfww
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