ALTERNATE CHORD CHARTS - Open Tuning Files in Keys
    (2) OPEN G
    (3) DADGAD
    (4) EADEAE
    (5) OPEN C

    (6) DGDGAD
    (7) ORKNEY
    (8) DROP D
    (9) STANDARD
    (10) CGCECE


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Hi! My name is Harley. I love playing guitar, but when it comes to learning alternate tunings, I realize "not all chord charts are created equal". Some web sites show "free" computer generated chord charts that are often incorrect and useless. Most "Apps" are too confusing. My approach is much better, by using my compact "in Keys" layout. At a quick glance, you can  access all the correct and practical chord voicings for each tuning. Instead of buying an expensive guitar book, order your useful, printable, "All 10 Chord Chart Files", right here (click the Buy Now button). THIS IS WHAT YOU GET:


1) OPEN D: "DADF#AD" is one of my favorite alternate tunings! I searched the net in vain for a "useful" OPEN "D" chord chart, so I made my own, and want to pass my chart along to you. The chords I use more frequently, are grouped together "In Keys", for easier access. This tuning lends itself so well to today's music styles, particularly, "Alternating Bass" or "Travis Picking" techniques. You can also learn how to  play the essential Open D Tuning "Minor Chords" taught by me, RIGHT HERE.

2) OPEN G: There are many similarities between OPEN alternate tunings. The key or pitch varies accordingly, but many left hand positions vary only by moving up or down a string. I've converted my Gibson (classical nylon string) to this tuning, "DGDGBD". The "G" intonation works beautifully on a classical guitar. This tuning lends itself so well to "The Blues" or "Slide Guitar" techniques.

3) DADGAD: The one thing, anyone starting out with "DADGAD" tuning can benefit from, is a "useful" chord chart. Too many other charts out there begin with hundreds of "D" chord shapes you'll probably never use, before they show anything else. So I made my own, and want to pass my more compact charts, along to you. Also, my skills are evolving, and modifying some of my "DADGAD" chord formations, has helped. Check out my new "DADGAD" chart and discover the difference!

4) PIPE TUNING: When I came across the "EADEAE" or "Pipe" tuning as it is sometimes called, I discovered that this was a very playable alternative to the popular, (sometimes difficult to grasp) DADGAD tuning. The "EADEAE" tuning combines the bottom 3 strings of 'Standard' tuning "EAD" (great for rock & blues), with that 'droning Celtic' tone combination of the top strings "EAE".

5) OPEN C: I've been experimenting with OPEN "C" tuning, "CGCGCE", and lov'in it. Similar but still very different to Open D, the "third" is now on the top string. This tuning presents the opportunity to discover some very unique voicings. OPEN "C" tuning works very well on my Guild (steel string) and suits my vocal range.

6) DGDGAD: What a difference changing one string can make. "DGDGAD" tuning has become a "new favorite" tuning. It sounds somewhat similar to DADGAD, but that 5th string change from "A" to "G" makes all the difference in playability... its so much easier!

7) ORKNEY: BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! WOW! "ORKNEY" tuning, "CGDGCD"  sometimes called "Sawmill" tuning, works very well on my Gibson (classical) and suits my vocal range. DADGAD enthusiasts looking for a change, will love this tuning. That low "C" will knock your socks off!

8) DROP D: AN OLD TIME FAVOURITE! BEAUTIFUL! That low "D" makes such a difference. Some chord shapes will require new fingerings but my chord chart will clarifiy the easy changes.

9) STANDARD E: BASIC CHORDS! Where it all begins.

10) CGCECE: ONE OF MY FAVOURITES! A complete different take on "Open C Tuning" with just one string change. Seems to make all the difference. Try it!


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"Nice job Harley! Thanks for the charts and the work you did to make them happen. Best regards,"

"Harley, Thanks for the charts especially the EADEAE. I've fooled with that tuning awhile, and had some of the chords worked out well enough for playing solo, but not well enough to play along with others on the fly. You made things much easier for me. The charts will go to the front of my working songbook."

"Superb, thanks Harley."

"EADEAE,is sometimes called Carthys tuning, or Irish tuning. I find Kottkes tuning handy, thank you."
C. Birdseye  

"Handy to have those. and thanks Harley."

"Dang, but far be it for me to criticize. I should come up with something as handy and useful as your charts."

"Thank you, Harley. It is very cool the way you have extended the chords and key/families for these tunings. very helpful stuff."
Bird (birdman blue)

"Wow, thanks, Harley.
EADEAE is called "Pipe tuning"? I've been using that one for a while and I had no idea. I just knew it was to the key of A as DADGAD is to D."

"Hey Thanks for those, brilliant, time to start practicing ..."

"Dear Harley:
Thanks for the files -- these look great! I looked all around for something like this but couldn't find anything except yours. You should publish these with somebody. Thanks!"
Doug Hazelrigg