What tuning is fortunate son?
So instead of E standard tuning, Fortunate Son is played in D standard tuning. Note, if you tune to D standard tuning and you play along to the record, your guitar is still going to sound a bit “off.” That’s because the band is actually tuned just a little bit flat. That’s right!
What tuning does John Fogerty use?
Compared to Johnson’s Delta blues legacy, Fogerty’s open tunings are as accessible as Hershey bars and Coca-Cola. His go-to open tuning was open D, which reflects D-A-D-F#-A-D on the strings.