tunings

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Alternate tunings can really open up your guitar and help you explore new avenues musically. You have to find the pitch that works best on the particular guitar you are playing. Sometimes moving the capo around, or adjusting the tuning 1/2—1 step in either direction will do the trick.

The Journey On

The Wayward Minstrel
D A D E A C♯

The Journey On
D A E G C C

Northwest Passages
5 / F G C C G G

A Field of Summer
4 / F C F G C E

Whistling Up the Wind
D A E D A D

Circles Around A Placid Moon
G B E G B D

Sphere
C G D G G D

Near to Heaven
4 / F♯ C♯ F♯ A♯ C♯ F

A New Shore
4 / F♯ B F♯ A D♯ F♯

Miscellaneous tunings. The number shows capo position starting with the low string.

E A C♯ E B E
5 / G B G B D G
F G♯ C G♯ B♭D
2 / F C D A A♯ D
2 / G G D G G D
F F C F C C
E B C♯ G B E
C♯ F♯ B♭ F C♯ D♯
F B♭D F C D
D A D F♯ A C♯
4 / F♯ B F♯ B D♯ F♯
2 / E B F♯ A B E

The following is based on using a parlor guitar. String gauges from low to high: 26W, 18W, 17, 09, 15, 09

D B D F♯ D G
D B D G C E
D B♭D F B♭G
F C C♯ F G♯ F
D A D G A D
F B♭ D♯ G C D♯

New Standard Tuning
C G D A E G

6-course Lute Tuning
E A D F# A E

B♭ Tuning
B♭ E♭ A♭ D♭ F B♭

B – Baritone Tuning
B E A D F♯ B

Dropped B
B F♯ B E G♯ C♯

C Tuning
C F A♯ D♯ G C
alternate: C F B♭E♭G C.

D Standard
D G C F A D

Dropped A
A E A D F# B E
alternate: A E A D G B E

Perfect Fourths Tuning
E A D G C F