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To answer the question directly - yes, strings are supposed to be EADGBE - in standard tuning. All tabs should have the tuning notes at the beginning. If there are none, assume it's standard. There are many different tunings that can be used for guitar, drop D, for example, where the fat E is tuned a tone lower, to D. This above is open C, as each note is ...
I didn't know this before, but after doing research on other sites I found that this type of tuning is called Open C Tuning. Here are some references on guitar tuning that I found to be useful: Electric tuner [Hear the notes] How to tune guitar to different modes. List of guitar tunings.
The modern name for tuning the strings to different pitches than the standard ones is called alternate tuning. The traditional, academic name for this in classical music is scordatura. In the Hawaiian tradition it is called slack key tuning. There are several prominent guitarist/composers who have made extensive use of many different alternate tunings. ...
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