More guitar tunings

Alternative guitar tunings are interesting to mess around with because they will help you find chord shapes used in standard tuning that will produce an entirely different chord. Alternative guitar tunings could help you create chords with alternate tuning you could not have created with standard tuning.

The best thing is, those vibrant sounding open chords down at the first few frets will provide different, fresh sounding melodies when you strum them.

Do you wish you could play the guitar better or record better? What you need is to try some other tunings. Over the years, I’ve found that using a variety of tunings is a straightforward way to give my guitar playing a new feel. In addition to improving the quality of music, they help musicians experiment with new chord and song structures, inspiring creative new ideas. To help you get going, I’ll give you a couple of simple examples. 

Here is where you can find the instructions on changing the guitar’s tune. 

Players of quints benefit from using a drop D tuning. Due to the lower tuning of the sixth string, Drop D is more challenging than conventional tuning. 

Lower than Drop D, Drop C is the absolute lowest. If you’re going for a more aggressive tone, try this. 

Differentiating from standard tuning are the first and sixth string tones; double Drop D is a unique tuning for the guitar. Because of this, the D note is the standard on all three strings. 

D major is attained by playing an open D on the open strings. 

An open C sounds like a C chord. It assists with major chord playing. 

An open G is a standard G chord (G major).  

A Guitar tuning for C Cm11, or minor 11.