—The World of Tuning—

 


Everything you didn’t realise you wanted to know about guitar tuning: fresh perspectives from Ming Dynasty manuscripts to modern psychoacoustics, via jazz, Joni Mitchell, Madagascar, and more! Ad-free, open access (2021+)


 

 

Search guitar tunings: type in names, notes, songs, artists, intervals, sequences, descriptions, etc – or browse the Full Menu


Tuning, despite being a universal guitaristic experience, rarely gets the attention it deserves…[under construction]

 

Menu of Altered Tunings (100+) •

In-depth database: ‘palate expander’ of 6-string tunings from around the world – with notes, songs, breakdowns, origin tales, etc.

Tanpuras: Divine Indian drones •

Longform drone samples: heighten your overtonal awareness and add psychedelic texture to your jams with HQ tanpuras in all keys

Joni Mitchell’s stringed canvas •

Lesson article: How does Joni’s ‘colour palette’ approach to tuning and songwriting draw from her lifelong passion for painting?

Megatable: Hidden interrelations •

Comparison spreadsheet: analysing all 100+ tunings on the Menu – intervals, tensions, Hz, & more. Please peer-review my DIY science!

Feedback: corrections & ideas •

Submit feedback: Help keep the World of Tuning ‘in tune’ – send in your ideas, suggestions, corrections, etc (everything credited!)

 

[…coming soon…]

Puzzle: James Taylor’s ‘stretch’ •

EADGBE by ear: All you need •

Social, scientific, & spiritual dimensions •

Altered-tuned artists: tracks & tunings •

Microtonal guitar: the infinite spaces •

 

—SEARCH TUNINGS—

Browse 100+ tunings: type in names, notes, artists, sequences, words, etc. Also see tags below & the Full Menu.

—Rāga Junglism’s World of Tuning—  

Everything you didn’t realise you wanted to know about guitar tuning – fresh perspectives from Ming Dynasty manuscripts to modern psychoacoustics via jazz, Joni Mitchell, Madagascar, & more. Ad-free, open-access multimedia resources, continually updated (‘tuned’) over time. Feedback encouraged!

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George Howlett is a London-based musician, writer, and teacher. I play guitar, tabla, and santoor, loosely focusing on jazz, rhythm, and other global improvised traditions. Above all I seek to enthuse fellow sonic searchers, interconnecting fresh vibrations with the human voices, cultures, and passions behind them. Site menu above, follow below, & get in touch!

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Dedicated to Nigel Tufnel – a true tuning connoisseur

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