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Alternate Tunings Reference

Modal G Tuning (D.G.D.G.C.D)

The open strings of a guitar in Modal G sound a suspended texture that is neither major nor minor, neither dark nor light. The two pairs of fifths in strings 3-6 make the low end powerful, while the small separation of the two highest strings make a variety of suspended chords viable and interesting.

Like other open tunings, it is easy to make up alternate fingerings for chords using the three D and two G strings. In addition, Modal G is closely related to Open G; only the second strings differ, and only by one fret.
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