Guitar Tuning

Everything you need to know about guitar tuning – from drop tuning to standard tuning, as well as D Standard, half a step down, drop C, and everything else in between, including tuners and string choice…


When it comes to guitar tuning, you have A LOT of options. You have standard tuning (EADGBE), drop tunings like Drop D (DADGBE), and alternate tunings like DADGAD, and for the real heavy stuff things like D Standard and C Standard.

And they’re just the most well-known ones; there are literally hundreds more. Hundreds!

Once you know the rules, you can basically tune your guitar however you like. Just ask Keith Richards or Buzzo from the Melvins. Or Jimmy Page. They’ve all used all kinds of crazy tunings over the years.

And then you have tunings for extended-range guitars, 8 string guitars, 7 string guitars, and even 9 string guitars. If you’re a learner, it is a lot to take in and make sense of. But if you follow and read the guides and tutorials below, you’ll start to better understand the amazing world of guitar tunings…

Guitar Tuning Guides, Tips & Actionable Advice

Jack White Guitar Tuning – Here’s What He Uses Most…

Jack White Guitar Tuning – Here’s What He Uses Most…

What guitar tuning does Jack White use? Here’s a look at all the different tunings he used in The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, and The Raconteurs, as well as his solo records…

Jimi Hendrix’s PREFERRED Guitar Tuning – And Why He Used It…

Jimi Hendrix’s PREFERRED Guitar Tuning – And Why He Used It…

What guitar tuning did Jimi Hendrix use? Here’s an overview of Hendrix’s preferred guitar tuning and why he used it…

Best Strings For Drop D Tuning: Get Perfect Tension & Tone

Best Strings For Drop D Tuning: Get Perfect Tension & Tone

If you’re tuning down to Drop D from standard tuning, you might want to think about switching up your strings. But what are the best strings for Drop D tuning? Let’s find out…

Best Strings For Drop Tuning: From D Standard To Drop A…

Best Strings For Drop Tuning: From D Standard To Drop A…

Here’s a handy table that details all the best strings for drop tunings – from D Standard to Drop A….

What Guitar Tuning Do Ghost Use? A Quick Guide…

What Guitar Tuning Do Ghost Use? A Quick Guide…

From the brain of Tobias Forge, Ghost – previously known as Ghost BC – has produced some of the biggest metal albums of the past few years. But what guitar tuning do Ghost use? Let’s find out…

How To Sound Like KYUSS: Dialin’ In The Desert Sound

How To Sound Like KYUSS: Dialin’ In The Desert Sound

If you play guitar and you’re after a guitar tone similar to KYUSS, you’ll need to know how Josh Homme set up his guitar and what gear he used – here’s everything you need to know…

10 Bands That Play In D Standard

10 Bands That Play In D Standard

D Standard – AKA DGCFAD tuning – is one whole step down from standard tuning. It sounds lower and heavier. And here’s 10 metal bands that play in D Standard

Drop D vs Drop C – What’s The Difference?

Drop D vs Drop C – What’s The Difference?

A lot of metal bands use Drop D or Drop C tunings. But what is the difference between Drop D vs Drop C tuning on the guitar? Let’s investigate…

Queens of The Stone Age Guitar Tuning: A Guide…

Queens of The Stone Age Guitar Tuning: A Guide…

Killer riffs, catchy licks, swagger, and a complete disregard for the rules. These are just a few of the things that make up Josh Homme’s guitar style. But what tuning do Queens of The Stone Age actually use?

The 7 Most Common Guitar Tunings Used In Music

The 7 Most Common Guitar Tunings Used In Music

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the seven most common guitar tunings used by the greats – from standard tuning to Drop A and Open G, we cover all the most-used tunings since the 1960s...

Drop D Tuning on Guitar Explained (For Absolute Beginners)

Drop D Tuning on Guitar Explained (For Absolute Beginners)

Drop D tuning on guitar is an alternative tuning. Used predominantly in rock, metal, and blues, drop d tuning is great tool to have in your arsenal. Here’s everything you need to know about drop d tuning…

What is D Standard Tuning? Tutorial & Tips For New Players

What is D Standard Tuning? Tutorial & Tips For New Players

D Standard tuning is a great option if you’re going for a heavier sound. Mastodon uses D Standard a lot. Here’s everything you need to know about tuning your guitar down to D Standard…

AADGBE Guitar Tuning (Drop A): Gettin’ LOW N’ DIRTY…

AADGBE Guitar Tuning (Drop A): Gettin’ LOW N’ DIRTY…

What is AADGBE guitar tuning? What bands use it? And what kind of strings do you need to tune down that low? Let’s dig in and find out…

10 Bands That Use Drop C Tuning – EMBRACE THE MIGHTY CHUG!

10 Bands That Use Drop C Tuning – EMBRACE THE MIGHTY CHUG!

Drop C tuning sounds heavy – heavy as heck. It also makes playing power chords nice and easy too. Here’s 10 awesome bands that use Drop C tuning...

Every Time I Die Guitar Tunings: What They Use & Why w/ Examples

Every Time I Die Guitar Tunings: What They Use & Why w/ Examples

If you try to look up the Every Time I Die Guitar Tunings, you might get confused. Most of the Tabs I have found are very inaccurate.

DGCFAD – The Guitar Tuning of The Gods…

DGCFAD – The Guitar Tuning of The Gods…

DGCFAD is an alternate tuning you can use on your guitar that is a whole step down from EADGBE. It sounds heavier too which is great for rock, metal, and blues

The Top 5 Doom Metal Tunings: The Ultimate Guide to Going Insanely LOW!

The Top 5 Doom Metal Tunings: The Ultimate Guide to Going Insanely LOW!

Doom Metal is all about being heavy, slow and foreboding. There are several different Doom Metal tunings that the pros prefer and today we check them out.

Led Zeppelin Guitar Tunings: Alternate Tunings Used By The Band

Led Zeppelin Guitar Tunings: Alternate Tunings Used By The Band

Led Zeppelin Guitar Tunings, a complete list – including all of the alternate tunings used by Jimmy Page over the years from DADGAD to CACGCE and more...

Metallica Guitar Tunings Over The Years: The Complete, In-Depth Guide!

Metallica Guitar Tunings Over The Years: The Complete, In-Depth Guide!

Metallica guitar tunings over the years have actually been pretty varied, although they are known mostly for using standard tuning. You may be surprised!

The 5 Best Electric Guitar Tuners: The #1 Picks For Beginners & Pros

The 5 Best Electric Guitar Tuners: The #1 Picks For Beginners & Pros

The best tuners for electric guitars, a list of featuring clip-on, pedal-board, and dedicated options for 2020. All killer. No filler. And simple to use and setup!

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