How would you describe the style of playing with a the low E dropped to D, finger picking a D cowboy chord, but purposely not playing the high F#, thus making the chord uncommitted to either major or minor? We've all heard this style as it appears every so often in songs. One example is Gregg Allman's slower version of Midnight Rider (live in Macon, GA), which I believe was from his solo album entitled Laid Back. In this version he starts off in that minor pentatonic / neither major nor minor mode, but then the vocal harmonies bring it into a major mode. I think it's a very cool contrast! Our drummer brought up that version of Midnight Rider as a suggestion for adding to our song list. He also suggested this version of George Harrison's It Don't Come Easy. It uses that same slow, drop D power chord/finger picking groove. I love it, but I don't know what to call it. How would you refer to that style of playing and neither major nor minor harmony? Is there even a name for it?