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Here is a little list of possibilities. Two different tunings in two different keys using the same strings. If you use medium gauge strings on a standard scale length, tuning down will be easier on your neck. The numbers are the major scale tones.
1) Standard Strings: EADG
Tune down: DGDG (Key of G 5151)
Tune down: DADf# (Key of D 1513)
2) Standard Strings: ADGB
Tune down: GDGB (Key of G 1513)
Tune down: ADF#A (Key of D 5135)
3) Standard Strings: DGBE
Tune down: DGBD (Key of G 5135)
Tune down: DF#AD (Key of D 1351)
Enjoy, you Tiger's Blood drinking Warlocks. LOL
Open G is DGDgbd low to high. I simply use capitol letters to express the larger wound bass strings. There are never any stupid questions. Always feel free to ask if it helps to clearify your practice. Thank you for your interest. Enjoy.
Kevin Adams said:
I have a question and I hope it is not too stupid. In the "Open G tuning" you have the D capitalized but not the gbd.
Does that mean something? I want to learn to play I just first need to learn to tune the guitar.
Thank you Kevin for your purchase. What I would encourage you to understand is the usefulness of open tuning.
Spanish Tuning (Key of G)
6 string: DGDgbd
5 string: gDgbd (banjo)
4 string: Dgbd (tenor, uke, mandolin)
3 string: GDg or gbd
2 string: GD or Gb
1 string: G
Once you realize the relationships between the strings, your knowledge can be easily applied. Enjoy your practice.