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Guitar Tunings

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I started to collect information on guitar tunings and their use some years ago. When I started I had no idea that there would be that many. There are now more than 400 open tunings and alternate tunings listed. The list is still growing, although not as fast as it used to. For the most common tunings you will find more information. For the more exotic tunings, there will only be references to artist using the tunings and the songs where they are used.

Click on a "Family", "Root" or "Voicing" to select the tunings in this group.

Notes Name Family Root Voicing
C-A-C-G-C-E Open C6 6 C 1-6-1-5-1-3
C-A-D-G-B-E Dropped C Dropped C 1-6-2-5-7-3
C-C-C-G-C-E C Unison Major C 1-1-1-5-1-3
C-C-E-G-C-E C Major Major C 1-1-3-5-1-3
C-F-C-C-G-C Csus4 Modal C 1-4-1-1-5-1
C-F-C-G-C-D - None C 1-4-1-5-1-9
C-G-C-D-C-E Cadd9 Add9 C 1-5-1-9-1-3
C-G-C-D-G-A - Modal C 1-5-1-2-5-6
C-G-C-D-G-B - None C 1-5-1-9-5-7
C-G-C-D-G-D Csus2 Modal C 1-5-1-2-5-2
C-G-C-D-G-G Csus2 Modal C 1-5-1-2-5-5
C-G-C-E-G-C Open C Low Major C 1-5-1-3-5-1
C-G-C-Eb-B-C CmMaj7 Minor C 1-5-1-3b-7-1
C-G-C-Eb-G-C C minor Minor C 1-5-1-3b-5-1
C-G-C-F-A-C - None C 1-5-1-4-6-1
C-G-C-F-A-D Dropped D-2 Dropped C 1-5-1-4-6-9
C-G-C-F-C-E Cadd4 Add4 C 1-5-1-4-1-3
C-G-C-F-G-B - Modal C 1-5-1-4-5-7
C-G-C-F-G-C Csus4 Modal C 1-5-1-4-5-1
C-G-C-G-A-C C5/6 Fifth C 1-5-1-5-6-1
C-G-C-G-A-D - Modal C 1-5-1-5-6-9
C-G-C-G-Bb-C C5/7 Fifth C 1-5-1-5-7b-1
C-G-C-G-C-C C5 Fifth C 1-5-1-5-1-1
C-G-C-G-C-D Csus2 Modal C 1-5-1-5-1-2
C-G-C-G-C-E Open C Major C 1-5-1-5-1-3
C-G-C-G-C-Eb C-minor Minor C 1-5-1-5-1-3b
C-G-C-G-C-F Csus4 Modal C 1-5-1-5-1-4
C-G-C-G-G-C C5 Fifth C 1-5-1-5-5-1
C-G-D-E-C-E Cadd9 Add9 C 1-5-9-3-1-1
C-G-D-E-G-C Cadd9 Add9 C 1-5-9-3-5-1
C-G-D-G-A-A - Modal C 1-5-2-5-6-6
C-G-D-G-A-C - Modal C 1-5-2-5-6-1
C-G-D-G-B-E C Wahine Dropped C 1-5-2-5-7-3
C-G-E-G-A-E C Manu Loa 6 C 1-5-3-5-6-3
C-G-E-G-B-D Cmaj9 Maj9 C 1-5-3-5-7-9
C-G-E-G-C-D Cadd9 Add9 C 1-5-3-5-1-9
E-G-C-G-B-D Cmaj9 Maj9 C 3-5-1-5-7-9
E-G-C-G-C-D Cadd9 Add9 C 3-5-1-5-1-9
G-C-G-A-C-G Cmodal6 Modal C 5-1-5-6-1-5
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