There are 10 tune groups of type Alternate Tunings on this site.

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Group Name Brief Description Number of Tunes
ADAE

Tunes for which the fiddle is tuned ADAE from lowest to highest.  (From standard, tune the fourth string up one step from a G to an A.)  In ABC notation, these notes are written A,DAe.

5
AEAC#

Also known as Calico Tuning.  Tunes for which the fiddle is tuned AEAC# from lowest to highest.  In ABC notation, these notes are written A,EA^c.  Perhaps the best known tune played in AEAC# is Black Mountain Rag.

17
AEAE

Tunes for which the fiddle is cross-tuned AEAE from lowest to highest.  In ABC notation, these notes are written A,EAe.

41
CGDA

The CGDA tuning is for instruments such as the tenor banjo, mandola, and viola.  In ABC notation, these notes are written C,G,DA.

1
DDAD

Tunes for which the fiddle is tuned DDAD from lowest to highest.  In ABC notation, these notes are written D,DAd.  Perhaps the best known tune played in DDAD is Bonaparte's Retreat.

10
DDGD

Tunes for which the fiddle is tuned DDGD from lowest to highest.  In ABC notation, these notes are written D,DGd.

1
EDAE

Tunes for which the fiddle is tuned EDAE from lowest to highest.  (From standard, tune the fourth string down a G to an E.)  In ABC notation, these notes are written E,DAe.

3
FDAE

Tunes for which the fiddle is tuned FDAE from lowest to highest.  In ABC notation, these notes are written F,DAe.  This tuning was commonly used by Arkansas fiddler Bob Larkan.

3
GDAD

Tunes for which the fiddle is tune GDAD.  In ABC notation, these notes are written G,DAd.

9
GDGD

Tunes for which the fiddle is cross-tuned GDGD from lowest to highest.  In ABC notation, these notes are written G,DGd.

3