Tuning a Guitar using Open Guitar Tunings

Tuning a guitar using open tunings goes back a long way in musical history.

Open tunings are tuned to the same intervals or notes as the guitar chord of the same name, so for example by tuning to an Open A tuning, you can strum right across the six open strings which will play a A Chord. If you then barre right across the neck using your index finger on a particular fret, you are playing another chord. Simple chords, one finger required.

The tunings below represent Open Tunings of Major Chords. As you can probably guess tunings can be adapted for minor or 7th chords or any other chord for that matter.





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