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Stand in Line: Open E Tuning


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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.