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Tunings spacer.gif (45 bytes) "A good slack key player isn't measured by how many tunings he knows - it's being able to play almost any song in one tuning that's impressive." - Sonny Chillingworth

Listed below are some known slack key tunings.  Chord charts for Taro Patch, Double Slack and Keola's C are now available -  click the appropriate icon to view/download.  A big mahalo to Mark Nelson for creating the chord charts!

Here are are some common open tunings... (Tuned from lowest to highest)
Standard Tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E)    
G Major Taro Patch (D-G-D-G-B-D) View chord chart Download chord chart
G Major 7 Wahine, Double Slack, Namakelua's tuning (D-G-D-F#-B-D) View chord chart Download chord chart
G6th (D-G-D-G-B-E)   Download chord chart
F Wahine (C-F-C-G-C-E)   Download chord chart
F Keola (C-F-C-G-A-F)    
"Gabby's F Wahine" (F-C-E-G-C-E)    
D Major 7 Wahine (D-A-D-F#-A-C#)    
D Major (D-A-D-F#-A-D)    
D Wahine (D-A-D-F#-B-C#)    
Dmaj7 (D-A-D-F#-B-D)    
Dropped D (D-A-D-G-B-E)    
C Wahine (C-G-C-E-G-B)    
C6th Mauna Loa (C-G-E-G-A-E)    
"Gabby's C Wahine," a.k.a. "Hi'ilawe tuning" (C-G-E-G-B-E)    
C Ni`ihau (C-G-D-G-A-D)    
C Wahine a.k.a. Dropped C, or "Leonard's C" (C-G-D-G-B-D)   Download chord chart
C Wahine, "Keola's C" (C-G-D-G-B-E) View chord chart Download chord chart
C Wahine (C-G-E-G-B-D)    
A Mauna Loa (E-A-E-E-F#-C#)    
Bb Mauna Loa (F-Bb-D-F-G-D)    

View chord chart = view chord chart     Download chord chart = view/download .pdf file

 

 


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