Open D Tuning

Open D is one alternate tuning that's simple and fun to play. It is a perfect explorative territory for those guitarists who are looking to break away from the routine. Tuning to Open D is really simple. From low to high, you need to tune the low E to D. Then, the 3rd G to F#. B to A and Low E to D. As simple as ABC. All that’s left is for you to strum each string individually, and you'll have a fat and majestic sounding D chord!
Here's an awesome idea to kick start your experimentation with this tuning: Play the Major Scale on the 1st string (High D) while playing all the other strings open. You'll have such a beautiful sounding D Major scale played!
D2 A2 D3 F#3 A3 D4

Fun Fact

Open D is a preferred choice of Tuning for many slide guitarists like Joni Mitchell and Keith Richards. Mitchell composed 'Big Yellow Taxi ' using this tuning.

5 Songs to Play

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The Cave

by Mumford & Sons

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Even Flow

by Pearl Jam

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Ghost of Days Gone By

by Alter Bridge

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Street Fighting Man

by the Rolling Stones

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The Gardener

by the Tallest Man on Earth

This Tuning Is Available In

Roadie Bass

Roadie Bass

Roadie 2

Roadie 2

Roadie 3

Roadie 3

Did You Know

With the Roadie Tuner, your set-list is sure to flow naturally. It comes with an extensive index of 150+ built-in tunings so you don't need to worry about switching between different alternate tunings and keeping track of your custom ones. All you need to do is select your tuning of choice, place Roadie on the peg and watch it automatically tune your instrument for you in just seconds.

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