Hello everyone.
Just finished my second build and made it a GBE fretted three string.
While I found the chord charts for this tuning, most of the tabs and youtubes videos seem to be in GDG open tuning.
Whats up with that? Any thoughts?

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You are welcome and thanks as well.  :-)

Actually Richard, you are correct! I wrote it in GBE tuning, then recorded it in FAD, one whole step lower. Good ear! I need to update my notes for this song in my notebook before I forget again :)

For GBE tuning, check out Loog guitars. It's a sort of offshoot of the whole 3 string cigar box guitar thing, and aims to introduce people to 3 string guitar as alternative way into playing guitar and being able to move onto 6 string. https://loogguitars.com/

It's not perfect as a tuning, but they've worked on this pretty hard and got flashcards for kids, and an app for your phone.

You can simply drop the top E down to a D and you have the top half of a conventional open G tuning.

Hi ChickenboneJohn!

Love your youtube channel.

Thanks for the info on the Loog guitars, We have a couple of nieces and nephews we like to spoil. Already got them ukuleles, and they take to music, we'll get them gits too.

Or if you tune all 3 strings down a step from GBE now you have F, A, D which would be the 1st 3 strings of a Guitar in D Standard, that means E major is D Major, C Major becomes B flat Major, etc.

EGB is an Eminor chord, GBE is the first inversion, meaning the root note is thrown to the other end one octave up, GBE.  That means that the minor third note that makes it a minor chord is on the string next to your thumb, and easy to make a major chord playing that one one fret up...

So you can play by chords by name using bar chords just knowing the notes on the high string (nearest your knuckles)

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