I. With chord shapes preserved, just transposed by a few steps:
(i)Higher tunings – each string’s tuning being raised a number of steps over the standard, typically requiring thinner gauge strings - like
A446 tuning: here the A note of the instrument is tuned to 446 Hz instead of 440Hz of standard (concert) tuning. This gives a brighter sound all together.
F tuning: F-A#-D#-G#-C-F
F# tuning: F#-B-E-A-C#-F#
(ii)Lower tunings – each string’s tuning being lowered a number of steps above or below the standard, typically requires thicker gauge strings - like
Eb tuning: Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb
D tuning: D-G-C-F-A-D
C tuning: C-F-Bb-Eb-G-C
II. With chord shapes different from E-A-D-G-B-E:
Drop D tuning: D-A-D-G-B-E
Open C Major: C-G-C-G-C-E
Admiral tuning: C-G-D-G-B-C
Buzzard tuning: C-F-C-G-A#-F
Many of these non-standard tunings are used by famous musicians. Slash from GNR uses Eb tuning.
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