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

Chet Atkins Tunes using Alternate Tunings
Title Tuning Album/Source
Blue Gypsy D G d g b e' Stringin' Along
Canci-n Triste D G d g b e' Class Guitar
Choro Da Saudade D G d g b e' Solo Flights
Cindy Oh Cindy D G d g b e' Solo Flights
Czardas Drop-D Relaxin' With Chet
David's Dance Drop-D Me And My Guitar
Deck The Halls Drop-D Christmas With Chet
Entertainer, The Drop-D Goes To The Movies
From Nashville With Love Open G From Nashville With Love
Georgy Girl Drop-D Solo Flights
Hark The Herald Angels Sing Drop-D Christmas With Chet
I Feel Pretty Drop-D Class Guitar
Little Drummer Boy Drop-D Christmas With Chet
Little Music Box Drop-D Class Guitar
My Little Waltz Drop-D John Knowles Fingerstyle Quarterly Vol I, # 1
Old Double Shuffle Open G Our Man In Nashville
Over The Rainbow Drop-D Goes To The Movies
Over The Waves D G d g b e' Alone
Scherzino Mexicano Drop-D Class Guitar
Stephen Foster Medley Open G Chet And His Guitar
Streets Of Laredo Drop-D The Other Chet Atkins
Sugar Bush Drop-D Country After All These Years
Tahitian Skies Drop-D Neck And Neck
Testament Of Amelia Drop-D
Third Man Theme Drop-D Stringin' A Long
Unchained Melody Drop-D Finger Style Guitar
Wheels D G d g b e' On The Road Live
Zorba The Greek D G d g b e' Lover's Guitar Vol.1 #5