how to tune your guitar – open G tuning

how to tune your guitar - open G tuning


how to tune your guitar - open G tuning


Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here from Guitar Control and
today we’re talking about open tunings. The big message
that I have for you is don’t be afraid of alternate tunings.
They’re not going to take away from learning standard tuning.

I used to believe that there is so much to learn in standard
tuning that I don’t want to mess with alternate tunings. But
the reality is that you can get into an alternate tuning for
a song or two. It’s really simple stuff and it doesn’t take
away from anything you’re doing. You don’t have to spend a
lot of time on it. It’s just another tool to be able to use
and I’ll show you that in just a second.

First, I’ve already tuned to open G using this tuner. We’ve
got an alien or batman tuner free for a limited time. Just
go to You do have to pay the shipping
for it, but it’s yours while supplies last

To get into open G, what you’re going to do, take your low
E string, tune it down to a D. Take your A string, tune it
down a full step to a G. Leave the other three strings, D,
G, B and then tune the high E down to a B. You can play stuff
like “Bad to the Bone”. You can play that in standard tuning,
but if you accidentally hit one of the other strings in G it’s
going to sound part of that chord. It’s just going to make
things ring a lot better.

Also, notice that that’s a Guitar chord. You can bar just
one finger and you’ve got another major chord. There’s a I
IV progression. There are a lot of other tricks in open
tuning, but these are just like the basics, so I, IV, V blues.
Very simple. You can do a lot of cool stuff. Feel free to
experiment with new sounds. It’s a cool thing.

That’s all I’ve got for you for now. I’ll talk to you next
time. We’ll get more lessons for you. Once again, check-out to get your Alien or Batman tuner
and we’ll catch you on the flip side.

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