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Alternate Tunings


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There are a number of alternate guitar tunings that are commonly used, the most popular being drop-d tunings which have become almost a standard for heavy metal music. Others are commonly used for guitar like instruments such as the Dobro or Lute.

String 6 5 4 3 2 1
Standard
Tuning
E A D G B E
Drop D D A D G B E
D sus9 D A A G A E
DADGAD D A D G A D
Open D D A D F# A D
Open D (2) D G D G B D
DAD D A D D A D
Dobro G B D G# B D
Lute E A D F# B E

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