Among alternative tunings for guitar, a major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which each interval between successive open strings is a major third ("M3" in musical abbreviation). Other names for major-thirds tuning include major-third tuning, M3 tuning, all-thirds tuning, and augmented tuning. By definition, a major-third interval separates two notes that differ by exactly four semitones (one-third of the twelve-note octave). The Spanish guitar's tuning mixes four perfect fourths (five semitones) and one major-third, the latter occurring between the G and B strings: E-A-D-G-B-E.

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  • Entre afinaciones alternativas para guitarra, una afinación por terceras mayores es una afinación regular en la cual cada intervalo entre las cuerdas abiertas (al aire) sucesivas es una tercera mayor ("M3" en abreviatura musical). Otros nombres para afinación tercera alta incluyen afinación en tercera mayor, afinación M3, círculo de terceras y afinación aumentada. Por definición, un intervalo de tercera mayor separa dos notas que difieren en exactamente cuatro semitonos (un tercio de la octava de doce notas). E-A-D-G-B-E. Esta afinación, que se utiliza para las guitarras acústicas y eléctricas, se denomina "estándar" en Inglés, una convención que se sigue en este artículo. Mientras que la afinación estándar es irregular, mezclando cuatro cuartos y una tercera mayor, la afinacion M3 es regular: Sólo los intervalos de tercera mayor se producen entre las cuerdas sucesivas de la afinación en M3, por ejemplo, la afinación de C abierto aumentada. G♯-C-E-G♯-C-E. Para cada afinación en M3, las cuerdas al aire forman una tríada aumentada en dos octavas. Para guitarras con seis cuerdas, cada afinación en tercera mayor repite sus tres notas abiertas en dos octavas, por lo que ofrece muchas posibilidades para la digitación de acordes. Mediante la repetición de notas cuerdas al aire y por tener intervalos uniformes entre las cuerdas, la afinación tercera alta simplifica el aprendizaje a los principiantes. Estas características facilitan también la improvisación a guitarristas avanzados, precisamente el objetivo del guitarrista de jazz Ralph Patt cuando comenzó la popularización de la afinación tercera altar entre 1963 y 1964. (es)
  • Among alternative tunings for guitar, a major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which each interval between successive open strings is a major third ("M3" in musical abbreviation). Other names for major-thirds tuning include major-third tuning, M3 tuning, all-thirds tuning, and augmented tuning. By definition, a major-third interval separates two notes that differ by exactly four semitones (one-third of the twelve-note octave). The Spanish guitar's tuning mixes four perfect fourths (five semitones) and one major-third, the latter occurring between the G and B strings: E-A-D-G-B-E. This tuning, which is used for acoustic and electric guitars, is called "standard" in English, a convention that is followed in this article. While standard tuning is irregular, mixing four fourths and one major third, M3 tunings are regular: Only major-third intervals occur between the successive strings of the M3 tunings, for example, the open augmented C tuning G♯-C-E-G♯-C-E. For each M3 tuning, the open strings form an augmented triad in two octaves. For guitars with six strings, every major-third tuning repeats its three open-notes in two octaves, so providing many options for fingering chords. By repeating open-string notes and by having uniform intervals between strings, major-thirds tuning simplifies learning by beginners. These features also facilitate advanced guitarists' improvisation, precisely the aim of jazz guitarist Ralph Patt when he began popularizing major-thirds tuning between 1963 and 1964. (en)
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  • Major–minor chords on 2
  • Octave on 4 frets,
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  • An equilateral triangle's corners represent the equally spaced notes of a major-thirds tuning, here E-C-G. The triangle is circumscribed by the chromatic circle, which lists the 12 notes of the octave.
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  • Each major-thirds tuning packs the octave's 12 notes into 3 strings' 4 frets.
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  • Reduced range on 6 strings
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  • G-C-E-G-C-E
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  • C major chords in standard and M3 tunings
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  • Ralph Patt plays guitar
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  • Ralph Patt popularized major-thirds tuning.
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  • Diagonal shift of C-major chord in major-thirds tuning.svg
  • Standard diagonal shifting of C major chord.png
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  • Augmented chord in the chromatic circle.png
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  • Major third
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  • Minor-sixths tuning
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  • All-thirds tuning
  • Augmented tuning
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  • Major thirds
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  • After 3 strings
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  • Entre afinaciones alternativas para guitarra, una afinación por terceras mayores es una afinación regular en la cual cada intervalo entre las cuerdas abiertas (al aire) sucesivas es una tercera mayor ("M3" en abreviatura musical). Otros nombres para afinación tercera alta incluyen afinación en tercera mayor, afinación M3, círculo de terceras y afinación aumentada. Por definición, un intervalo de tercera mayor separa dos notas que difieren en exactamente cuatro semitonos (un tercio de la octava de doce notas). E-A-D-G-B-E. G♯-C-E-G♯-C-E. (es)
  • Among alternative tunings for guitar, a major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which each interval between successive open strings is a major third ("M3" in musical abbreviation). Other names for major-thirds tuning include major-third tuning, M3 tuning, all-thirds tuning, and augmented tuning. By definition, a major-third interval separates two notes that differ by exactly four semitones (one-third of the twelve-note octave). The Spanish guitar's tuning mixes four perfect fourths (five semitones) and one major-third, the latter occurring between the G and B strings: E-A-D-G-B-E. (en)
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  • Afinación tercera alta (es)
  • Major thirds tuning (en)
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