Full Access Members Only

Stand in Line: Open E Tuning

 

Get Full Access Today To Learn

I'm A Man

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
This song is played in an open E tuning with a capo in the 3rd fret. Bo Diddley's first guitar had two strings on it, and when he finally got the rest of the strings he just tuned it until it sounded good. It makes sense that you'd then tune it to an open major chord! The real mystery is how someone came up with the standard tuning. But for now let me show you how to get into and around in the open E tuning.