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These are alternate guitar tunings that are used in Peruvian and other South American Guitar traditions. Some of which particularly the open and dropped tunings are found through out other guitar traditions found through out the globe.

The same tunings under numerous different names can be found in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. For example D / A / D / F# / B / E is known as Rondeñas in Flamenco although it is used in the Amazonian region of Peru. Have played a part in the use and transmission of these tunings.

Note: Should you attempt a tuning whose notes maybe a semitone or tone above the Baulin F / A / D / G / B / E. I would recommend the lightest string gauge set available for nylon string guitars. These tunings can be used on acoustic steel string and electric guitars with appropriate gauges.

Scordatura / Guitar Tunings / South America
Names Nomenclature Region Tuning
Standard * E / A / D / G / B / E
Setime Dulce Peru E / A / D / G / B / D
Cajamarca E / A / D / A / C# / E
Victim E / A / D / F / G# / C
Diablo No. 1 F# / A / C# / F# / B / F#
F# / A / C# / G / B / E
Diablo No. 2 Cusco E / A / C# / F# / B / Eb
Diablo E / A / D# / F# / B / D#
E / A / D# / F# / B / E
Wailija E / A / Db / G / B / E
E / A / D / G / B / G
Baulin F / A / D / G / B / E
F / A / D / G / Bb / E
F / B / D / G / B / E
E / C / D / G / B / E
Drop C Argentina C / A / D / G / B / E
Drop D D / A / D / G / B / E
Dropped F# D / A / D / F# / B / E
 Open D Minor D / A / D / F / A / D
Open D Major D / A / D / F# / A / D
Open G Major D / G / D / G / B / D
Open G6 Major D / G / D / G / B / E
Dropped G6 D / G / D / G / B / E
Raised G G / A / D / G / B / E
Comuncha Open G G  / B / D / G / B / D
Comuncha G / Bb / D / G / B / E
Diablo G / Bb / D / G / C / E

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