Monday, 28 July 2014

 Playing major barre chords in fourths tuning

Fourths tuning offers a range of easy to play major barre chords and four note chords.

I've put together a guide to play these chords, the document is available as a download in pdf format at this link.

The next post will go through examples using major barre and four note chords

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Getting started in fourths tuning

Fourths tuning is uncommon for guitar but its use is increasing. Artists such as Stanley Jordan, Alex Hutchings, Tom Quayle, Justin Perdue and Ant Law have successfully used this tuning in a range of genres. 

The notes generally used in fourths tuning are E-A-D-G-C-F.

My initial posts will cover chords, progressions and scales. Later posts will include transcriptions to show how this tuning can be used for classical, rock, pop, folk, jazz etc.

I hope that you find this material useful.

Other Resources:

'Guitar tuning in 4ths' Facebook group. 
Tom's Music Lessons - Series on youtube
Sixty guitar chords for all fourths tuning
P4 Tuning 
Zhille's Guitar Blog
Stanley Jordan on P4 tuning
Alex Hutchings interview on his use of fourths tuning 
Tom Quayle explanation of fourths tuning
Justin Perdue notes on fourths tuning