INSTRUMENT TUNINGS

 

Note:  Below you will find a large number of stringed musical instrument tunings.  While making use of these tunings please be aware of the fact that the final pitch of a given instrument may have variables in scale-length, string-thickness and overall stability of the instrument.  Please use the relative tuning between the strings as a guideline.  Some guitars for instance sound better with heavy gauge strings but tuned to a lower pitch.  Any suggestions are always welcomed!

 

 

INSTRUMENT STRING TUNING: Bass to Treble

 

(Upper case/Lower case refers to Low/High Octave)

 

 

BAJO SEXTO - Ee|Aa|Dd|Gg|Cc|Ff

BAJO SEXTO - (MEX) - Ee|Aa|Dd|gg|bb|Ff

BALALAIKA - SOP - ee|EE|AA

BALALAIKA - ALTO - aa|AA|DD

BANDURRIA - G#G#|C#C#|F#F#|BB|EE|AA|g#g#

BANDOLA - AA|DD|GG|CC|FF|Bb

BANDOLA - ALT0 - F#F#|BB|ee|aa|dd|gg

BANJO 5-STRING - G|D or C|G|B|D

BANJO 6-STRING - E|A|D|G|B|E

BANJO - PLECTRUM - C|G|B|D

BANJO PLECTRUM (Alt Tuning:) - D|G|B|E

BANJO TENOR - JAZZ - C|G|D|A

BANJO TENOR - IRISH - G|D|A|E

BANJO MANDOLIN - GG|DD|AA|EE

BANJUKE - G|C|E|A

BASS VIOLIN - E|A|D|G

BOUZOUKI - GREEK - Cc|Ff|AA|DD

BOUZOUKI - IRISH - GG|DD|AA|EE or DD

CELLO - C|G|D|A

CHARANGO - GG|CC|Ee|AA|EE

CITTERN - GG|DD|AA|EE|AA

CUATRO - BB|EE|AA|DD|GG

CUATRO - A|D|F#|B

DULCIMER MTN. (Ionian Mode) - DD|A|D

DULCIMER MTN. (Myxolydian Mode) - D|AA|AA

GUITAR - 12 STRING - eE|aA|dD|gG|BB|EE

GUITAR - ACOUSTIC - E|A|D|G|B|E

GUITAR - BASS - E|A|D|G

GUITAR - DROP D - D|A|D|G|B|E

GUITAR - ELECTRIC - E|A|D|G|B|E

GUITAR - HAWAIIAN - E|A|E|A|C#|E

GUITAR RESOPHONIC - G|B|D|G|B|D

GUITAR TENOR - C|G|D|A

GUITAR TENOR-(ALT) - |G|D|A|E

GUITARRA - PORTUGUESE - |D|A|B|E|A|B/D

GUITARRON - E|A|D|G|C|E|A

HURDY GURDY - AA|AA|G|C

LAUD - GG|CC|F#F#|BB|EE|AA

LUTE - DD|FF|GG|CC|FF|AA|DD

MANDOCELLO - CC|GG|DD|AA

MANDOLA - CC|GG|DD|AA

MANDOLIN - GG|DD|AA|EE

OCTAVE MANDOLIN - GG|DD|AA|EE

OUD - ARABIC - D|G|A|D|G|C

OUD - TURKISH - A|D|E|A|D|G

OUD - TURKISH (ALT) - F#|B|E|A|D|G

REQUINTO - A|D|G|C|E|A

RONROCO - G|C|E|A|E

SAZ - C|G|C

SAZ - D|G|C

SAZ - C|F|C

SITAR - c|c|G|C|G|C|F

TIPLE - ARGENINIAN - G|A|d|g|b|e

TIPLE - COLUMBIAN - d-D-d|g-G-g|b-B-b|e-e-e

TIPLE - VENEZUELAN - d-d-D|g-g-G|b-b-B|e-e-E

UKULELE - BARITONE - D|G|B|E

UKULELE - SOPRANO - G|C|E|A

UKE SOP. (Alternative) - A|D|F#|B

UKULELE - TENOR - G|C|E|A

VIHUELA - A|D|G|B|E

VIOLA - C|G|D|A

VIOLIN - G|D|A|E

WALAYCHO - B|E|B|G|D