Alternate Tunings

Hi, everyone!

Several years ago we published the Complete Book of Alternate Tunings. It received rave reviews and became our best-selling book ever, thanks to folks like you.

We joked in the intro to that book that we should have named it the Impossible-to-Complete Book of Alternate Tunings or some such, since new tunings and new uses for existing ones are being invented every day. To that end we have added this section to our website.

Over the next months we will regularly post outtakes from the Complete Book book on our website database. The listings will include pages and pages of information that we just didn't have room to fit in the book. Plus, I have been compiling new information weekly on the use of tunings in the guitar realm. That information will find its way into these listings as well.

Have fun with this information. Remember, in the Complete Book of Alternate Tunings there are 40 pages of listings like this. We would be happy if you checked it out.


To see a listing from our database, just click on an artist's name below:
William Ackerman
Laurindo Almeida
Del Amitri
Chet Atkins
Duck Baker
Carlos Barbosa-Lima
Steve Baughman
Keola Beamer
Pierre Bensusan
Martin Carthy
Paul Chasman
Sonny Chillingworth
Bruce Cockburn
Ry Cooder
David Crosby
Days of the New

Bruce Cockburn Tunes using Alternate Tunings
Title Tuning Album/Source
(A) Long-Time Love Song Drop-D Joy Will Find A Way
Bright Sky Drop-D Capo III Further Adventures Of...
Creation Dream Drop-D Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws
Deer Dancing Around A Broken Mirror Drop-D Circles In The Stream
Don't Feel Your Touch E A d f# b e' Big Circumstance
Rainfall Open C (C G c g c' e') Further Adventures Of...
Soul Of A Man Open C (C G c g c' e') Nothing But a Burning Light
Understanding Nothing E A d f# b e' Big Circumstance
Wondering Where The Lions Are Drop-D Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws