TUNING GUIDE

The characteristic sounds of traditional Latin instruments are created partly by the size and shape of the instrument, and partly by their unique tunings. Use this chart to make your instruments sound as they were intended, in the traditional range and keys.

String Instrument Tuning Guide


String Number
Instrument654321
Baritone GuitarBEGDF#B
Baritone GuitarBDGCEA
DobroGBDGBD
HawaiianEAEAC#E
Bass 5-String
BEADG
Bajo SextoEeAaDdGGCCFF
GuitarronADGCEA
Vihuela
ADGBE
BanduriaG#C#F#BEA
Banjo
GDGBD
Banjo Tenor

CGDA
Banjo Plectrum

CFAD
Irish Bouzouki

CFAD
Irish Bouzouki

GDAD
Charango
GCEAE
Charango ¾
DGBEB
Cuatro
BEADG
Dulcimer

GCCC
Fiddle

GDAE
Viola

CGDA
Cello

CGDA
Mandola

CGDA
Mandolin

GDAE
OudGABEAD
OudBF#BEAD
RequintoADGCEA
Ukulele

ADF#B
Tenor Ukulele

GCEA
Baritone Ukulele

DGBE
GuitarEADGBE
Cuban Tres


gGCCeE
Guitarron
Jose Hernandez Cocula Series Vihuela

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