Open G Guitar Tuning DGDGBD

Open G tuning tunes all the guitar strings to notes from the G Major Chord. The notes used are G (root), B (3rd), and D (5th).

To tune your guitar from Standard Tuning to Open G tuning:
-drop the low E string one step down to D
-drop the A string one step down to G
-and drop the high E string one step down to D.

The order of strings from low to high should be DGDGBD.

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards uses open G tuning often - including in the songs "Start Me Up", "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'", "Brown Sugar" and more. Pearl Jam also have used open G tuning for songs including "Daughter". More Songs in Open G.

Open G Chords

Strum all the strings open to play the G major chord. Barre all the strings down at the same fret to play major chords up and down the fretboard of the guitar in open G tuning.

Open G - Major Chords tab

    G  A  B  C  D  E  F    
D|--0--2--4--5--7--9--10--|
B|--0--2--4--5--7--9--10--|
G|--0--2--4--5--7--9--10--|
D|--0--2--4--5--7--9--10--|
G|--0--2--4--5--7--9--10--|
D|--0--2--4--5--7--9--10--|

Open G - Minor Chords tab

To play minor chords in open G, play the flat third note of the chord (B).

     Am  Bm  Cm  Dm  Em  Fm   Gm    
D|---2---4---5---7---9---10---12---|
B|---1---3---4---6---8---9----11---|
G|---2---4---5---7---9---10---12---|
D|---2---4---5---7---9---10---12---|
G|---2---4---5---7---9---10---12---|
D|---2---4---5---7---9---10---12---|