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Useful six string guitar tunings

Use these different tunings to play particular songs or get yourself out of a rut

    1. Standard EADGBE

    2. Eb EbAbDbGbBbEb

    while this is a bit of a cheat because it is the same as standard tuning except down a half step it has famously been used by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Yngwie Malmsteen

    3. Open G DGDGBD

    Used extensively by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and also by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

    4. Dropped D DADGBE

    This is been used by many players to get a heavy sound.. drop the E string to a D. This lets you play power cords with just one finger. Eddie Van Halen had a device made that would let him do this on the fly. Also storm troopers of death and many other heavy bands use this tuning

    5. P4 or perfect fourths tuning: EADGCF

    Turn the top two strings up a half step or tune the bottom four strings down half step. This makes the fretboard symmetrical. Used by jazz tapping legend Stanley Jordan

    6. Robert Fripp’s New Standard Tuning CGDAEG

    You tune down to the C on the lower string and you end up tuning up on the highest string to a G. This makes the string fairly tight and it gives you fifths all the way across the neck until you get to the top string and then the interval is a minor third

    7. All fifths Bb, F, C, G, D, A

    Tune the A down an octave or else you will snap it! Jazzer Carl Kress used this

    8. All E EEEEEE

    This will be easiest if you change the strings to match. Then you can have 2 low, 2 middle and 2 high. Check out

    9. Lap steel C9. C-E-G-A-C-E

    10. Lap steel E9 B–D–E–G♯–B–E

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