Guitar Tunings 101

Standard and Alternate Tunings for Guitar
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (19 ratings)
4,324 students
1hr 25min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Various ways to tune a guitar


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Guitar Tunings 101 is a course designed to help aspiring guitarists learn to tune their instrument by ear or by using an electronic tuner. The course covers such topics as Drop D tuning, open tunings, DADGAD tuning, using natural harmonics to tune by ear and more! Tunings learned in this course will help guitar students as they move forward in their studies.

Who this course is for:

  • beginner to advanced guitar students


Composer/ Musician
Mitch Smith
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 61 Reviews
  • 5,771 Students
  • 4 Courses

I hold a degree in Music Education from WSCC. I have been teaching guitar, drum set, piano and bass for over 15 years. Former students of mine have gone on to earn music degrees from ETSU, MTSU and Guitar Institute. I have composed and produced 2 full length albums and 2 EPs. I compose and arrange sheet music for SMP press and I am a member of ASCAP. My music school, RTSM (Round Table School of Music) has performed countless concert/ recitals over the last decade with enormous positive feedback. 

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