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

DADGAD (0,2,2,2,0,0)

A Major (0,0,2,2,2,0)

Drop D (0,2,2,2,2,2)

F, Bb Major (1,1,0,0,1,1)

Phrgian or Spanish Mode (2,2,0,0,2,2)

G or C Major (3,3,0,0,0,3)

A Minor Tuning (0,0,5,5,0,0)

Drop C Tuning (start by playing C chord)

C Tuning (more advanced)

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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