I'm beginner in guitar and music theory, here is my open D tuning question.
Open D is tuned (DADF#AD) on a 6 string guitar. I understand you can barre cords along the frets using the low D string frets as the root of cord designation, using all 6 strings.
But . . . if you played only a 3 string barre (6 to 4, DAD) wouldn't you get an implied "power chord" at any fret? And if you played a barre on strings 4 to 1 you would get a 3 note chord over 2 octaves (i.e. DF#AD)? Or also maybe strings 6 to 3 (DADF#) would give you a lower version of that particular chord?
Basically, what I'm asking is if you play less than the 6 string barres, couldn't you also get a triad or power chord partial barres, just with less richness? Would this also be true of some other "open" tunings as well?