I got this video from a good friend of mine. I have meant to show you this for quite some time now, but some other things keept coming in the way. And also I didn't want to rush things. Well to cut to the chase.
This is Phil Keaggy playing his beautiful song called The Wind and the Wheat. I had not heard this song before, and I didn't know the artist either. This I must say is one of them great guitar players that should be famous. Phil Keaggy is not only a great guitarist, he is also the composer of his own songs.
Now the song The Wind and the Wheat that Phil Keaggy is playing here is an instrumental song. The tune we see in the video here is a very short take only 1:47 min long. The song is from 1987 along with his album with the same name. The whole The Wind and the Wheat album is filled with instrumentals and the feel that you get from this song continue through the entire album.
In this video though Phil Keaggy is playing all by himself on his acoustic electric guitar without any backup but that really does not matter. It really sounds great. You might hear that this song is not in standard tuning. You can see on the video that Phil have the capo on the second fret. And if you look close in the beginning of the song, Phil is using a plectrum to later switch to fingerstyle playing.
So what tuning is this? The tuning that Phil Keaggy use here is called Eb Tuning or E flat Tuning. In a nutshell you tune down you're strings a half step each. So you end up with Eb G Eb G Bb C.
The good thing about this video of The Wind and the Wheat is that you get a really good look at Phil Keaggy's playing and finger placement. So this really helps if you would like to attempt to play this beautiful song.