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I just wonder why a lot of finger style and percussive guitarists use this tuning?

I know that power chords become easy to play, but there isn't a lot of power chord stuff going on in the styles I have mentioned. So what are the advantages of this tuning in your Newton Faulkner type percussive style of play?

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
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I find I can use it for slapping, tapping harmonics. raking the strings as well as just making rhythmic moves just pressing down sharply on the fret board.....Listen to Michael Hedges & all the people that came after him.....Pierre Bensusan is a master of DADGAD...give him a listen..

listen to the song Ragamuffin by hedges.....perfect example...

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I think it's because there are a lot of possibilities for open strings to be played and still fit in the chord.