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Alternate Tunings Reference

Tarboulton Tuning (C.A#.C.F.A#.F)

Taken from John Renbourn's song of the same name, the Tarboulton tuning is one of the more interesting of the modern tunings because of its combination of intervals - a major seventh, a major second, two perfect fourths, and a fifth. The tuning plays easily in both F and A# though the wealth of bar chords ensures that any key is feasible.

There are three pairs of strings, two C's, two F's and two A#'s. Whenever a given string is played at any fret, its mate can also be played at the same fret. Accordingly, alternate chord forms substitute strings 4 and 6, 1 and 3, and/or 2 and 5.
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