Sometimes Going Forward Means Taking A Step Back....
and that can be a good thing.
Back in the 80's, I began experimenting with non-standard tunings on guitar. Some people call this alternate tuning or open tunings. It's something that guitarists have been doing for a long time, and is more common than people think.
People who regularly use non-standard tunings on guitar include Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Jack White, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Son House and Robert Johnson.