Guitar Tuning Database

The largest database for alternate guitar tunings on the internet. GTDB has been gathering information, chords, scales and tabs on different guitar tunings for over 5 years.

Currently boasting 506 tunings, 150282 chords, 55660 scales and 270 tabs.


Chords & Chord Maps

Chord maps are a way to find chords you already know in the Standard EADGBE tuning, then transmute them into any tuning you want. For instance you may know C Major in Standard, but but playing a C in another tuning requires relearning chords.

Take any chord map in your favourite tuning, choose a few notes from the map that look within reach and you'll have a tonally different sounding chord but it will be C Major you was looking for.



As with chords above, an array of scales have been worked out to correspond with your favourite tuning. From Major to Minor to the more obscure scale like Major Hungarian. From the nut up to the 18th fret scales notes are morked in black with the root marked in green.

Each alternate guitar tuning has 10 scales.

  • Harmonic Minor
  • Locrian
  • Lydian
  • Major
  • Major Hungarian
  • Major Pentatonic
  • Melodic Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor Locrian
  • Minor Pentatonic


Guitar Tuner

Tune your guitar to any tuning with our guitar tuner.

Tuning is easy by ear. Just click the first guitar tuner button and match your low (E string) to it. The notes on the guitar tuner from left to right are from the lowest to the highest. More information about tuning by ear using our guitar tuners can be found here

Guitar Tuners

Guitar Tunings Database

Whats in here?

The Guitar Tunings DB has 506 online guitar tuners, chord charts and scale charts. All guitar alternate tuners have their own page. Each guitar tuner page links to Chord and Scale charts and respective song lists which use the guitar tuner.

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Top Tunings More

Name Tuning Chords Scales Rank
All FourthsEADGCFChordsScales1
Ben HowardCGCGGCChordsScales2
Open C6CGCGAEChordsScales4
Open DDADF#ADChordsScales5
Standard Tone+Semi DownC#F#BEG#C#ChordsScales6
Modal DDADGADChordsScales7
Standard Tone DownDGCFADChordsScales8
Modal GDGDGCDChordsScales9
Open C - USCGEGCCChordsScales10

Latest Tunings More

Name Tuning Chords Scales Date
Stam1naADADGEChordsScales2016 02 12
ExperimentFAEGAEChordsScales2016 02 09
EADF#ADEADF#ADChordsScales2016 02 05
Amaj13 (all 5ths)AEBF#C#G#ChordsScales2016 02 05
Drop AAEADF#BChordsScales2016 02 03

Latest Tabs More

Tuning Artist Song Title Tab Link Date
CFA#D#GCThe Black Dahlia MurderThe RavenTab2015 10 28
CADGBERammsteinLosTab2015 09 23
CGCGGCBen HowardThree Tree TownTab2015 09 11
DAEAC#EAlgernon CadwalladerSpit FountainTab2015 08 25
DGDF#ADDadsShit TwinsTab2015 08 25