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Tune Your Guitar To Open G Tuning

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Awesome tuning for slide and for playing Stones songs :)

Open G Tuning was probably the first ever open tuning I learned, suddenly all the Rolling Stones songs I'd been playing before sounded 'right' and it was very exciting. It's also used a lot in slide guitar.

It's pretty easy to get going, just tune strings 6, 5, and 1 down one tone!

Note that "Open A" is the same relative tuning, but every note would be up one tone from what is shown below!

Open G Tuning

String
6
5
4
3
2
1
Tuning
D
G
D
G
B
D

 

Video Lesson

 

Some songs using Open G Tuning:

Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet

Please suggest more on the forum link below... I'm having trouble thinking of them now, but there are many!!

Lesson ID: ES-031