#1
Hi all

I'm getting into acoustic lap tapping percussive playing and Wass wondering if there were any open tunings that are a little more interesting than DADGAD and such. I want to experiment with the most outlandish tunings possible but percussive tapping works best with open tunings. So I was wondering if anyone here plays in some more experimental tunings that I could try out, or is the list of possible alternate open tunings fairly limited to things like open D and E?
#2
Devin Townsend: CGCGCe or transposed variants.
DGDGBd, open G
There are always ways to tune instruments differently.
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#4
Open C: C G C G C E

Orkney: C G D G C D
Orkney is cool because the low strings are in fifths, and the high strings are very close. You can play fast runs on the high strings and there's a lot of options in the bass range.
#5
Open G is fun, but it has been used massively by Keith Richards. It is not really "outlandish", I'd say.
#6
Quote by Serotonite
Hi all

I'm getting into acoustic lap tapping percussive playing and Wass wondering if there were any open tunings that are a little more interesting than DADGAD and such. I want to experiment with the most outlandish tunings possible but percussive tapping works best with open tunings. So I was wondering if anyone here plays in some more experimental tunings that I could try out, or is the list of possible alternate open tunings fairly limited to things like open D and E?


This is a goldmine from Don Ross's website:

• 39 Weeks DADGBD
• A Child Must Grow DADGCE
• Afraid to Dance EBDEBE
• Annie and Martin AEADEA (baritone). On PS 15: DADGAD (standard pitched guitar)
• Another Island of Women G#EADF#B (baritone)
• Any Colour But Blue DAEF#AE
• Au Jardin d'Amour DADGAD (capo 2)
• August on the Island EADGBE
• Berkley Springs FACFCF
• Big Buck DADGBE (Huron Street: AEADF#B: baritone)
• Big Steps in Little Shoes DBbDFBbF (6th retunes down to Bb for last section)
• Blue Bear EADGBE
• Bluefinger EADGBE
• Brand New Day DADGAD
• Bring a Torch, Jeannette... ADBDEBE (7-string)
• Brooke's Waltz CGCGAD
• Bruyere CGDGAD
• Bubble Radio EBDEBF#
• Can't Find My Way Home AEBDEAE (7-string)
• Carolan's Quarrel... EGCGBD (capo 2)
• Catherine DADGAD (Huron Street: AEADEA: baritone)
• Coventry Carol AEADGBE (7-string; capo across top 5 strings at fret 5)
• Crazy CGCGBbC
• Cup of Pop EbGEbFBbD (retune to low C and then back up to Eb on string 6)
• Don’t Feel Your Touch DADGBE
• Dracula II Mikrokosmos G#F#A#BF#C# (baritone)
• Dracula and Friends (Part One) CGCFBbD
• Dracula and Friends (Part Two) G#F#A#BF#C# (baritone)
• Elevation Music CGCFBbD
• Enka DADGCD
• Everybody Lies DADEAE (capo 2)
• Fader Jones BF#A#BF#C# (baritone)
• First Nowell CGCGCE
• First Ride FACGCE
• Fleetstep Choreography DADGBE
• From France to India CFDGBE
• Ginger and Fred DADGBE
• Give Me Seven Reasons AEADEBE (7-string)
• Goby Fish DADGBD
• God Rest Ye Merry EBEGBE
• Godzilla C#G#D#EBE
• Goodbye Kelly Goodbye GBDGBD (dobro)
• Groovy Sunflowers CBbDGCD
• Head and Heart BEADF#B (Baritone standard)
• Hoover the Musical Dog FACFCF
• How to Eat an Avalanche DADGCE
• Huron Carol BEADGBE (7-string)
• I Think of You CEADF#B (baritone)
• If I Could CGDGBE
• In from the Cold CGDGBC
• In the Bleak Midwinter DADGBE (Dobro: DADGAD)
• Island of Women C#ADGBE
• Is-Ought Controversy DADGBE (capo 3)
• It's Fun Being Lucky EADGBE
• Jerry's Front Porch EADGBE (Dobro: GBDGBD)
• Jesse Helms' Night in Havana EADGBE
• Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring EADGBE
• June DADGBE (capo 3)
• Kehewin DADGAD
• King Street Suite EADGBE (Huron Street: BEADF#B: baritone)
• Klimbim BF#C#F#BF#
• Leger de Main DGDGBE (Dobro: GBDGBD)
• Little Giants DGDGBD
• Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming AEBC#EAE (7-string)
• Loaded, Leather, Moonroof CGCGCC
• Love Will a Way DADGBD
• Lucy Watusi DACFCD
• Meanwhile Road AEABCDE (7-string)
• Michael, Michael, Michael CGCGBbC
• Midnight March EACGCD
• My Previous Life EbGDGBbD
• Never Got to Pernambuco EADGBE
• New Aaron DADGBE (capo 2)
• No Goodbyes BEADF#B (baritone)
• O Come, O Come Emmanuel BEADGBE (7-string)
• Obrigado (Egberto) FADFAE (capo 2) (This Dragon Won’t Sleep)
• Obrigado (Egberto) CEACEB (capo 2) (Breakfast for Dogs)
• Oh Baby EADGBE (capo 2)
• Once in Royal David's City DADGBE (capo 3)
• Pacing the Cage FADGCE
• Patmos CFCGCC
• Red Ships Take Off in the Distance EADGBE
• Robot Monster BF#ADF#B (baritone)
• Rockbarra CGEbFGBb
• Run, Don't Walk DACGCE
• Self Portrait DADGBE
• Silent Night EADGBE
• Silversmith DACGCF
• Slow Burn DACGCF
• So Little Time CGEbFBbD
• So Much Time CGEbFBbD
• Spirit Wars EADF#BE
• Stop Driving, Start Playing FACFCE
• Sugar CGCGCC
• Sweet Sister AEACDGE (7-string)
• That'll Be The Phone CGDGBD
• The Thing That Came From Somewhere EADGBE
• Thin Air DADEAE
• This Dragon Won't Sleep CEbEbFCD (6 retunes to Bb in middle)
• Three Hands DACFCF
• Tierra Maya DADGAD
• Tight Trite Night BEADF#B (baritone standard tuning)
• Tochigi DAEF#AE
• Upright and Locked Position CGEbFBbD
• Voyageur CADGBE
• Wall of Glass DADFCE (Brooke tunes to DADGCE on the duo version)
• Wave From Your Window DACFCF
• What Child Is This? EADGBE
• With You In Mind EBDGBE
• Yoyomama AADEAE
• Zarzuela EADGAE