Charted above, are the chord-fingerings I use on my Open G Tuning: G G D G B D
... these charts will accomodate the Standard Open G Tuning as well: D G D G B D
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And for my friends who can't view graphics, here's the Text Version: I use a six-digit numbering system to describe my chords. The numbers represent the fret position of each string, running from the heaviest string to the lightest string ... for example, a C chord (in Open G Tuning) requires fretting the 4th string at the second fret and the second string at the first fret ... numerically, that would read 0 0 2 0 1 0 ... an X means you do not play that string, and a T means you wrap your thumb around and fret that string -- usually the 6th string ... sometimes the 6th and 5th strings together. T2 means you wrap your thumb around the neck and fret the second fret, T3 refers to the third fret, and so on.
Majors are barred: A: 2nd Fret B flat: 3rd Fret C: 5th Fret D: 7th Fret E: 9th Fret F: 10th Fret G: Open
Minor Chords: A minor: T2 T2 2 2 1 X B flat minor: T3 T3 3 3 2 X B minor: T4 T4 4 4 3 X C minor: T5 T5 5 5 4 X D minor: T7 T7 7 7 6 X E minor: T9 X 9 9 8 X F minor: T10 X 10 10 9 X G minor: 0 0 0 3 3 0
C: X 0 2 0 1 2 D: X X 0 2 3 0 D7: X X 0 2 1 0
G7: 0 0 3 0 0 3 G minor: 0 0 0 3 3 0 F: X X 3 2 1 3
E: X X 2 1 0 2 E7: X X 2 1 0 0 E minor: X 0 2 0 0 2
Of course, there are many other chords and fingerings ... these are the basics and should get you where you need to go (I'll gladly add others as you request them).
The legend, above, explains the colored symbols used in the chord charts. The "Thumb Wrap" simply means you wrap your thumb around the neck ... the general rule around here is - whatever is comfortable is appropriate ... and, last, the "No Play" ("X") means you do not play those strings.
NOTICE: If you want to check out a brief monologue that touches on the theory behind playing in what I refer to as "my" Open G tuning, click [HERE]
NOTE!: IF YOU WANT TO VIEW ALL OF MY CHORD CHARTS:[Click Here]
And here are some cool links for you to check out :
The Internet Tuner
If you want a tuner you can try right here and now, check this out -- there's also a bunch of very cool links to other sites.
Here's a simple tutorial that explains the whole process of tuning your guitar.
Alan's String Guages Chart
If you want to create a custom string set to match this tuning, check out my handy (hard-to-find) chart!
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