Tunings

If your primary interest is guitar tunings, visit the outstanding:
Tomas Larsson's Guitar-Tunings and Chordbook.com pages.

If looking for steel/resonator-tunings, checkout Brad's Page of Steel.


Instrument
Low
 
 
 
 
 
High
String
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baja Sexto
Ee
Aa
Dd
Gg
Cc
Ff
 
Bajo-Sexto(Mexico)
E-e
A-a
D-d
g-g
b-b
e1-e1
 
Balalaika Alto
 
 
e(nylon)
e(nylon)
a(steel)
 
 
Balalaika Bass
 
 
E
A
d
 
 
Balalaika Double Bass
 
 
E1
A1
D
 
 
Balalaika Piccolo
 
 
b1
e2
a2
 
 
Balalaika Piccolo
 
 
e2
e2
a2
 
 
Balalaika Prim
 
 
e1
e1
a1
 
 
Balalaika Second
 
 
a
a
d1
 
 
Bandola Llano(Venezuela)
a(g)
d
 
g
d1
 
 
Bandola(Colombia)
F#-F#
B-B
e-e
a-a
d-d
g-g
 
Bandurria
G#
C#
F#
B
E
A
 
Bangtzytsian(China)
d1
a1
 
 
 
 
 
Banjo
G
D
G
B
D
 
 
Banjo
G
C
G
B
D
 
 
Banjo 5-String
g
C
G
B
D
 
 
Banjo 6-String(19th C.)
g
G
D
g
d
g
 
Banjo 7 String(19th C.
g
G
C
D
g
b
d
Banjo Plectrum
 
C
G
B
D
 
 
Banjo Tenor
 
C
G
D
A
 
 
Bass Electric
E
A
D
G
 
 
 
Bass Electric 5-String
B
E
A
D
G
 
 
Bin (Vina)(India)
D
A
e
c#
A
a
a1
Bordonua(Antilles)
A-a
D-d
F#-f#
b-b
e-e
 
 
Bouzouki 4-Course
 
C
F
A
D
 
 
Bouzouki 4-Course
 
G
D
A
D
 
 
Bouzouki Irish
G
D
A
E
 
 
 
Bouzouki Irish
G
D
A
D
 
 
 
Cavaquinho(Azores)
D
G
B
D
 
 
 
Cavaquinho(Azores)
G
C
E
G
 
 
 
Cavaquinho(Azores)
G
G
B
D
 
 
 
Cavaquinho(Azores)
D
G
B
E
 
 
 
Cello
 
C
G
d
a
 
 
Changi(Georgia)
d
f
a
c
e
g
 
Charango
G-G
C-C
E-e
a-a
e-e
 
 
Charango
D-D
G-G
B-b
e-
b-b
 
 
Chikara(Bengal-India)
c
f1
g1
 
 
 
 
Chonguri(Georgia)
d
g
b
d1
 
 
 
Cinco(Venezuela)
e
G
d
f#
b
 
 
Cittern 18th Century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cittern Irish
D
G
D
A
E
 
 
Cittern Irish
D
G
D
A
D
 
 
Cittern Irish
D
A
D
G
A
D
 
Cuatro (Venezuela)
a
d
f#
b
 
 
 
Cuatro-5 String(Venezuela)
a1
a
d
f#
b
 
 
Dotar (Uzbekistan)
D
G
 
 
 
 
 
Dotar (Uzbekistan)
D
A
 
 
 
 
 
Dotara (India)
F#4
C#4
C#4
G3
 
 
 
Double Bass 4-String
 
E1
A1
D
G
 
 
Double Bass 5-String
C1
E1
A1
D
G
 
 
Dulcimer
C
g
gg
 
 
 
 
Dulcimer
C
f
c1
 
 
 
 
Erh-Hu (China)
d
a
 
 
 
 
 
Forgolant (Hungary)
A
a
d1
e1
 
 
 
Ghidchak (Uzbekistan)
e1
a1
d2
 
 
 
 
Guitar
E
A
d
g
b
e
 
Guitar Austria-Basses
A1
Bb1
B1
C
C#
D
D#
Guitar Baritone
B
E
A
D
F#
B
 
Guitar Baritone
B(A)
D
G
C
E
A
 
Guitar C-Sixth
C
G
C
G
A
E
 
Guitar DADGAD
D
A
D
G
A
D
 
Guitar D-Minor
D
A
D
F
A
D
 
Guitar Drop D
D
A
D
G
B
E
 
Guitar Drop DD
D
A
D
G
B
D
 
Guitar for Irish Tunes
D
G
D
D
A
E
 
Guitar for Irish Tunes
E
A
G
D
A
E
 
Guitar G-6
D
G
D
G
B
E
 
Guitar G-Minor
D
G
D
G
A#
D
 
Guitar in Fourths
E
A
D
G
C
F
 
Guitar Modal
D
A
D
D
A
D
 
Guitar Open D
D
A
D
F#
A
D
 
Guitar Open G
D
G
D
G
B
D
 
Guitar "C"
C
G
C
G
C
E
 
Guitar (Cuba-Cibao)
E
C
d
g
b
e1
 
Guitar C"
C
G
C
G
B
E
 
Guitarra Colorada (Mexico)
d
g
c
e
a
 
 
Guitar Tenor (Standard)
C
G
D
A
Guitar Tenor (Irish, Octave mandolin)
G
D
A
E
Guitar Tenor ("Guitar" tuning)
D
G
B
E
Guitar Tenor
("Guitar" tuning transposed up a fourth)

( Uke tuning, but G is 1 octave lower)
G C E A      
Guitar Tenor (Plectrum)
C
G
B
D
Guitar Tenor (Slide)
C
G
C
G
Guitar Tenor (Slide)
D
A
D
A
Guitarron
A
D
G
C
E
A
 
Huapanguera (Mexico)
G-G
d-d1
g-g
b-b
e(lower)
 
 
Jarana Huasteca(Mexico)
g
b
d1
f#1
a1
 
 
Jarana Jarocha (Mexico)
a
d-d
g-g1
b-b
e
 
 
Jarana Secunda(Mexico)
g1
c-c
e-e1
a1-a1
g1
 
 
Kantele (Finland)
g1
a1
bb1
c2
d2
 
 
Karadeniz Kemanj (Turkey))
g
d1
a1
 
 
 
 
Kobza (Rumenia)
d-d1
a-a1
d-d
g-g1-g1
 
 
 
Laghuto (Xilo)(Greece)
C-C
G-G
d-d
a-a
 
 
 
Mandocello 5-String
C
G
D
A
E
 
 
Mandola American
 
C
G
D
A
 
 
Mandola European
 
GG
dd
aa
e1e1
 
 
Mandolin
 
gg
d1d1
a1a1
e2e2
 
 
Maryna (Poland)
G
d
 
 
 
 
 
Mejora (Panama)
d
g
G
B
e
 
 
Panduri (Dagestan)
g1
a1
c2
 
 
 
 
Panduri (Dagestan)
a
a1
a
 
 
 
 
Pi-Pa(China)
a
d1
e1
a1
 
 
 
Portugese Guitar
Dd
Aa
Bb
ee
aa
bb
 
Quircuincho (Bolivia)
AS CHA-
RANGO
 
 
 
 
 
Requinto
A
D
G
C
A
D
 
Rudra Vina (India)
G
c
g
e1
e1
g1
c2
Rudra Vina (India)
G
d
g
d1
d1
g1
d2
Rudra Vina (India)
F
c
f
e1
e1
f1
c2
Sanhsien-Large(China)
D
a
d
 
 
 
 
Sarangi (India)
c
g
c1
 
 
 
 
Sarinda (India)
g
c1
c1
 
 
 
 
Saz
C
G
C
 
 
 
 
Saz
G
D
A
 
 
 
 
Saz
D
G
C
 
 
 
 
Saz
C
f#
C
 
 
 
 
Sehtar (Iran)
C3
G3
C4
C4
 
 
 
Seis (Venezuela)
d
F
c
e
a
d
 
Sitar
c1
c
G
C
G
C(or c#)
F
Steel Guitar Hawaii 7-String
C
E
A
e
a
c#1
e1
Steel Guitar Hawaii 8-String
E
F#
A
c#
e
a1
c#1
Steel Guitar E-7th
B
D
E
G#
B
E
 
Steel Guitar E-7th
E
D
D
G#
B
E
 
Steel Guitar Hawaii
E
A
e
a
c#1
e1
 
Steel Guitar Hawaii
G
B
D
G
B
D
 
Steel Guitar Hawaii
G
B
D
F#
B
D
 
Tar (Iran)
C3
C4
G3
G3
C4
C4
 
Tenor Guitar: See Guitar Tenor
Timple Canarios-4 String
c
E
A
D
 
 
 
Timple Canarios-5 String
g
c
E
A
D
 
 
Tiple (Argantinia)
G
A
d
g
b
e
 
Tiple (Colombia)
d-D-d
g-G-g
b-B-b
e-e-e
 
 
 
Tiple (Venezuela)
d-d-D
g-g-G
b-b-B
e-e-E
 
 
 
Tres 3-Course
Aa
Dd
F#f#
 
 
 
 
Tres 3-Course
gG
bb
eE
 
 
 
 
Tres 3-Course
Gg
CC
EE
 
 
 
 
Tsisiantsin (China)
D
C
F
G
A
c
d
Tsiuhsan (China)
d
a
d1
 
 
 
 
UD
G
A
B
E
A
D
 
UD
B
F#
B
E
A
D
 
UD
E
A
B
E
A
D
 
Ukelele Soprano
A
D
F#
B
 
 
 
Ukelele Soprano
G
C
E
A
     
Ukelele Bariton
D
G
B
E
 
 
 
Ukelele Tenor
G
C
E
A
 
 
 
Vihuela
A
D
G
B
E
 
 
Vihuela (Mexico) a
a
d1
g(of g1)
b1
e1
 
 
Viola
 
c
g
d1
a1
 
 
Viola Braguesa (Azores)
e-E
a-A
d-D
g-G
b-b
e-e
 
Viola Braguesa (Azores)
d-D
a-A
b-B
e-e
a-a
b-b
 
Viola Braguesa (Azores)
d-D
a-A
b-B
e-e
a-a
 
 
Viola Braguesa (Azores)
a-A
d-D
g-G
b-b
e-e
 
 
Viola Braguesa (Azores)
c-C
g-G
a-A
d-d
g-g
 
 
Viola da Gamba
d
f#
a
d1
f#1
a1
d2
Viola da Gamba
A
d
a
d1
f#1
a1
d2
Viola da Gamba-Tenor
D
G
c
e
a
d1
 
Viola da Gamba-Alto
G
c
f
a
d1
g1
 
Viola da Gamba-Diskant
d
g
c1
e1
a1
d2
 
Violao (Brazil)
a
d1
g1
b1
e2
 
 
Violao (Brazil)
e
a
d1
g1
b1
 
 
Violin
 
g
d1
a1
e2
 
 
Wald Zither Germany
C
GG
cc
ee
gg
 
 
Yueh-Chin (China)
d
a(d)
a
 
 
 
 
Zither Melody String
c
g
d1
a1
a1