Manual Contents

The tunings manual is divided into three sections, described below. A copy of the table of contents for the manual can be found here.

Section 1Introduction – This section includes some guidelines for reading the chord chart diagrams, choosing chord positions on the neck, and an overview of slack key tuning categories.

Section 2 – Tunings  – This is the chord chart section of the manual, which also includes background information about each tuning, a selection of the common first position chords, and the “open and closed” positions.

Section 3 – General Information – This section provides a brief introduction to music theory:  scales, intervals, and chord structure.  It also includes some information about tuning the guitar, string gauges, and sources for recordings and instructional materials.