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Alternate Tunings Reference

Cittern (1) Tuning (C.F.C.G.C.D)

The cittern is an overgrown mandolin with an extra pair of strings. They can be tuned in a variety of open tunings, such as CFCGC, DGDAD, or GCGDG, all of which can be played using the fingerings shown here for strings 2 through 6. To play in DGDAD, transpose all chord names down two steps. To play in GCGDG, transpose down 5 steps (or capo up two and five steps, respectively).

There are several other popular cittern tunings which can be played using the Cittern 2 tuning on the next page. The table "Cross Index of Tunings" contains a complete list and more information.
Alternate Tunings Information