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Tune Your Guitar To Open E Tuning

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Open E is a great slide tuning!

Open E tuning is used a lot in slide guitar. "Open D" is the same relative tuning, but every note would be down one tone from what is shown below! I much prefer using Open D and putting a Capo at the 2nd fret, but for some songs you wanna be in Open E anyways.

It's pretty easy to get going, just tune strings 5 and 4 up one tone and string 3 up a semitone.

Open E Tuning

String
6
5
4
3
2
1
Tuning
E
B
E
G#
B
E

 

Video Lesson

 

Some songs using Open E Tuning:

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

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

 

Lesson ID: ES-033