Asked • 05/28/19

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an all-fourths guitar tuning?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an all-fourths guitar tuning being E, A, D, G, C, F (the high E and B strings being raised a half-step from standard tuning). One reason to do this is that the fretboard now follows a symmetry of the circle of fifths. As a consequence a second advantage is that chords can more easily be translated to other fretted instruments tuned in fourths (tenor banjo, mandolin, ukulele, etc.)

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Beau S. answered • 06/27/19

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Armando A. answered • 06/14/19

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