The Complete Book of Alternate Tunings
- by Mark Hanson, published by Music Sales Corp.
This book has been
selling like hotcakes since its release in late 1995. It is by
far the most comprehensive book on the subject of alternate
tunings. There are chapters on 17 of the most popular guitar
tunings, plus many of the derivative tunings that are based on
these. Each contains historical information, charts on how to
produce the tuning from standard tuning, a unison and octave tuning
chart, scales in keys appropriate to the tuning, numerous chord
charts, listings of a variety of tunes and artists that use the
tuning, plus "waterfall" effect passages that show you how
to imitate the sustained sound of a harp that is so common in Celtic
Alternate Tunings Guide For Guitar - by Mark Hanson,
published by Amsco. This is Mark's earlier work on Alternate
tunings. This is more like a pamphlet reference.
Guitar Tunings - by Ron Middlebrook, published by
Centerstream (Hal Leonard Publishing). $4.95 (US). Information on
over 75 alternate tunings.