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Alternate Tunings Reference

Pentatonic Tuning (A.C.D.E.G.A)

The six strings of the pentatonic tuning are formed from a single octave of the pentatonic scale. The tuning is highly compressed since all six strings span only a single octave. Chords tend to contain multiple copies of tones which gives an overall impression of chorusing and depth.

For those using a MIDI guitar controller, this is an excellent opportunity to assign each string to a different sound, since then multiple tones will not be exact copies. Then, changing the inversion or position of the chord changes the timbre.
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