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• STANDARD TUNINGS •

Transpositions of EADGBE’s familiar ‘5-5-5-4-5’ pattern – as used by countless guitar traditions of the past and present:

Standard


E-A-D-G-B-E

The Renaissance roots of ‘55545’, and the first ever guitar recordings…

 

Eb Standard / Hendrix


Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb

Immortalised by Jimi, ‘half-step lower’ brings many benefits…

 

D Standard / Tone Down


D-G-C-F-A-D

Tone down your sound by going two frets slacker and deeper…

 

Db Standard


Db-Gb-B-E-Ab-Db

Beloved by Sabbath, it also suits the roots and bends of the Indian sitar…

 

C Standard


C-F-Bb-Eb-G-C

Going ‘two tones down’ will open up low-key, quiet realms

 

B Standard / Baritone


B-E-A-D-Gb-B

Scandinavian ‘ragna-rok’, acoustic jazz fingerstyle, low-growling electric slide…

 

F Standard


F-Bb-Eb-Ab-C-F

Wind all the strings a little taut to ramp up the volume and power…

 

G Standard / Terz


G-C-F-Bb-D-G

A small, cute, guitar-like lute, which once had Europe swooning…

 

 

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