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• OPEN TRIAD TUNINGS •

Essential three-note maj, min, and sus4 open tunings – covering the classic open, slide, folk, & blues configurations:

Open Dmaj / Vestapol


D-A-D-F#-A-D

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Open Dmin / Bentonia


D-A-D-F-A-D

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Open Dsus / DADGAD


D-A-D-G-A-D

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Open Gmaj / Taro Patch


D-G-D-G-B-D

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Open Gmin / Banjo Minor


D-G-D-G-Bb-D

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Open Gsus / Sawmill


D-G-D-G-C-D

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Open Cmaj / Wide Major


C-G-C-G-C-E

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Open Cmin / Wide Minor


C-G-C-G-C-Eb

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Open Csus / Wide Modal


C-G-C-G-C-F

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Open Emaj / Vestapol


E-B-E-G#-B-E

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Open Emin / Cross-note


E-B-E-G-B-E

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Open Fmaj


C-F-C-F-A-C

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Open Fmin


C-F-C-F-Ab-C

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Open Amaj / Spanish


E-A-E-A-C#-E

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