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 426 tunings, 126522 chords, 46860 scales and 264 tabs.

Tunings

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.

Chords

Scales

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

Scales

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 426 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 C6CGCGAEChordsScales3
StandardEADGBEChordsScales4
Open DDADF#ADChordsScales5
Modal GDGDGCDChordsScales6
Standard Tone+Semi DownC#F#BEG#C#ChordsScales7
Modal DDADGADChordsScales8
Standard Tone DownDGCFADChordsScales9
Open CCGCGCEChordsScales10

Latest Tunings More

Name Tuning Chords Scales Date
Half standard-half DADGADEADGADChordsScales2015 08 04
Owls 2DBC#F#AC#ChordsScales2015 08 02
Drop D#D#A#D#G#CFChordsScales2015 07 29
FAGDADFAGDADChordsScales2015 07 25
C#G#D#G#C#C#C#G#D#G#CC#ChordsScales2015 07 25

Latest Tabs More

Tuning Artist Song Title Tab Link Date
FA#D#G#CFVektorTetrastructural MindsTab2015 06 18
DADF#BEStephen MalkmusPink IndiaTab2015 04 19
DADF#ADNewton FaulknerFeels Like HomeTab2015 03 18
CFCFAC(correction)correctionTab2015 02 21
EADEBEEd SheeranTenerife SeaTab2014 12 11