Tunings Compendium

possible guitar tunings per guitar fret
possible tunings w/o touching a tuning peg!

Each fret offers new, unique tuning possibilities with room for individual selection, taste, sound and identity.

Sample Open Tuning Starters

Tunings Listing

The tunings are shown from the lowest, bass, 6th string E, to the highest, treble, 1st string E.
Like this: (6th,5th,4th,3rd,2nd,1st).

Example: (0,0,0,4,0,0) is SpiderCapo at 4th fret and only 3rd string, G is depressed. So, the number corresponds to the fret at which the SpiderCapo is applied.

  • (0,4,2,4,4,0) Dave Weiner’s solo piece on Steve Vai Tour 2013. Uses 2 Spiders.
  • (0,2,2,1,0,0) E tuning. Used by Peter on Noraish.
  • (1,1,1,0,1,1) For playing in Eb
  • (0,6,0,0,0,6,6) Fred Hand with 6th String dropped to D!
  • (0,0,1,1,0,0) Peter, E major 7, Just Like a Woman
  • (1,0,0,0,1,1) Martin Blanes, Farther Within
  • (2,2,0,0,0,2) Variation of F# Phrygian or Spanish sound
  • (0,2,2,2,0,0) DADGAD up a step
  • (0,0,2,2,0,0) Peter, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • (2,2,4,4,4,2) Dan Uttendorfer, I’ve Never Been the Gett’in Kind (original). Full capo 2nd fret=DADGAD up (2) frets
  • (3,3,0,0,3,3) Mike Webb, Christmas TAB Songbook.
  • (3,3,0,0,3,3) Open G tuning
  • (3,3,0,0,0,3) Variation of Open G tuning
  • (0,0,3,3,3,0) Staffan Svahn
  • (3,3,5,5,3,3) Aaron Lennox, Claw Hammer Banjo tuning. Full capo 3rd fret
  • (4,0,0,0,4,0) Doug Young, Sus Sound Acoustic Guitar Magazine Review
  • (0,0,0,4,0,0) Doug Young, Drop C Tuning Acoustic Guitar Magazine Review
  • (0,0,5,5,0,5) A minor tuning
  • (5,5,5,5,0,5) T-Cophony.
  • (0,0,0,7,0,7) Patrick Woods, Storm Watch. His guitar is tuned in DADGAD! (this opens up another 945 tunings)
  • (7,7,0,7,0,7) B minor Firebird Suite
  • (0,7,0,0,7,7) José Torres
  • (8,8,8,0,8,8) Peter, Kalimba tuning
  • (0,0,0,0,0,10) David Chiapetta, D Pedal

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