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Name: Tuning Your Guitar
ID: m11949
Language: English (en)
Summary: Different methods of tuning the guitar give slightly different results. Your preferred method will depend both on what is easy and convenient for you and on what you want the result to sound like.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: capo, D tuning, guitar, tuning
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: May 6, 2004 12:33 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Oct 3, 2007 11:28 am -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.3 Oct 3, 2007 11:28 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
added info on slack key, and corrected some typos

Version: 1.2 May 17, 2004 1:34 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Added some links and changed some info on tuning theory.

Version: 1.1 May 12, 2004 1:28 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
New module

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