Notes On Basic Tunings

author: UG Team date: 07/31/2003 category: the basics

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Below I will show you the notes for three different tunings: -Standard: EADGBE -Drop D: DADFBE -Drop C: CGCFAD This comes in handy when transcribing music from different tunings. I personally am not a fan of alternate tunings. I think its annoying having to stop and tune my guitar. Why bother telling you this anyways, I know you really dont care. Email me any mistakes, I havent read this over yet.
STANDARD: 

E-|---F---|-F#/Gb-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|-A-|-A#/Bb-| 
B-|---C---|-C#/Db-|---D---|-D#/Eb-|-E-|---F---| 
G-|-G#/Ab-|---A---|-A#/Bb-|---B---|-C-|-C#/Db-| Continued On 
D-|-D#/Eb-|---E---|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-| Next Line -> 
A-|-A#/Bb-|---B---|---C---|-C#/Db-|-D-|-D#/Eb-| 
E-|---F---|-F#/Gb-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|-A-|-A#/Bb-| 

3rd Fret 5th Fret 

E-|---B---|---C---|-C#/Db-|-D-|-D#/Eb-|-E-| 
B-|-F#/Gb-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|-A-|-A#/Bb-|-B-| 
G-|---D---|-D#/Eb-|---E---|-F-|-F#/Gb-|-G-| 
D-|---A---|-A#/Bb-|---B---|-C-|-C#/Db-|-D-| 
A-|---E---|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-|-A-| 
E-|---B---|---C---|-C#/Db-|-D-|-D#/Eb-|-E-| 

7th Fret 9th Fret 12th Fret 

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DROP D: 

E-|---F---|-F#/Gb-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|-A-|-A#/Bb-| 
B-|---C---|-C#/Db-|---D---|-D#/Eb-|-E-|---F---| 
G-|-G#/Ab-|---A---|-A#/Bb-|---B---|-C-|-C#/Db-| Continued On 
D-|-D#/Eb-|---E---|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-| Next Line -> 
A-|-A#/Bb-|---B---|---C---|-C#/Db-|-D-|-D#/Eb-| 
D-|---E---|-E#/Fb-|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-| 

3rd Fret 5th Fret 

E-|---B---|---C---|-C#/Db-|-D-|-D#/Eb-|-E-| 
B-|-F#/Gb-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|-A-|-A#/Bb-|-B-| 
G-|---D---|-D#/Eb-|---E---|-F-|-F#/Gb-|-G-| 
D-|---A---|-A#/Bb-|---B---|-C-|-C#/Db-|-D-| 
A-|---E---|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-|-A-| 
D-|---A---|---B---|-B#/Cb-|-C-|-C#/Db-|-D-| 

7th Fret 9th Fret 12th Fret 

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DROP C: 

D-|---E---|-E#/Fb-|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-| 
A-|---B---|-B#/Cb-|---C---|-C#/Db-|-D-|---E---| 
F-|-F#/Gb-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|---A---|-B-|-B#/Cb-| Continued On 
C-|-C#/Db-|---D---|---E---|-E#/Fb-|-F-|-F#/Gb-| Next Line -> 
G-|-G#/Ab-|---A---|---B---|-B#/Cb-|-C-|-C#/Db-| 
C-|---D---|-D#/Eb-|---E---|-E#/Fb-|-F-|-F#/Gb-| 

3rd Fret 5th Fret 

D-|---A---|---B---|-B#/Cb-|-C-|-C#/Db-|-D-| 
A-|-E#/Fb-|---F---|-F#/Gb-|-G-|-G#/Ab-|-A-| 
F-|---C---|-C#/Db-|---D---|-E-|-E#/Fb-|-F-| 
C-|---G---|-G#/Ab-|---A---|-B-|-B#/Cb-|-C-| 
G-|---D---|---E---|-E#/Fb-|-F-|-F#/Gb-|-G-| 
C-|---G---|---A---|-A#/Bb-|-B-|-B#/Cb-|-c-| 

7th Fret 9th Fret 12th Fret
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