Getting in Tune

Tuning the guitar to Open D is relatively simple. The 4th string (D string) is the one string that is common to both Open D and standard tuning. Since this string doesn't need to be retuned, it will be the reference point for retuning the guitar. The frets that will be used to retune the guitar are shown in dotted white in the Fretboard Map. Starting with the open 4th string,