Orkney tuning, also known as "Sawmill," is based on the 5-string banjo tuning G-D-G-C-D.

ORKNEY tuning G chords

GN GN G
D-0---------0---------0---------
C-2---------2---------2---------
G-0---------0---------4---------
D-0---------0---------0---------
G-0---------0---------0---------
C-2-----------------------------

Gm GN(maj7) Gmaj7 Gm(maj7)
D-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-2---------2---------2---------2---------
G-3---------0---------4---------3---------
D-0---------4---------4---------4---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-----------------------------------------


G7 (Neut) G7 Gm7 GN(Add E)
D-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-2---------2---------2---------2---------
G-0---------4---------3---------0---------
D-3---------3---------3---------2---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-----------------------------------------


Gm6 G6 Gų7 Gų7
D-0---------0---------2-------------------
C-2---------2---------1----------1--------
G-3---------4---------3----------3--------
D-2---------2--------------------2--------
G-0---------0---------0----------0--------
C-----------------------------------------

G+ G+ G+ G+
D-----------5---------9---------13--------
C-----------3---------7---------11--------
G-4---------4---------8---------12--------
D-1---------------------------------------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-----------------------------------------
 
ORKNEY tuning C Chords

CN C Cm CN(maj7)
D-5---------2---------1---------5---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------
G-0---------0---------0---------4---------
D-5---------2---------1---------5---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------


Cmaj7 Cmaj7 Cmaj7
D-----------5---------5---------
C-0---------0---------4---------
G-4---------4---------4---------
D-5---------2---------2---------
G-0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------


CN7 C7 C7 C7
D-5---------5---------2---------5---------
C-0---------0---------0---------4---------
G-3---------3---------3---------3---------
D-5---------2---------2---------2---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

Cm7 Cm7 CN7
D-5---------5---------5---------
C-3---------3---------0---------
G-3---------3---------0---------
D-----------5-------------------
G-0---------0---------3---------
C-0---------0---------0---------

CN7 CN6 C6 C6
D-5---------5---------2---------2---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------
G-3---------2---------2---------2---------
D-------------------------------2---------
G-5---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

CN6 CN6 Cm6 Cm6
D-5---------5---------1-------------------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------
G-2---------5---------2---------2---------
D-5---------7-------------------1---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

ORKNEY tuning D chords

DN D D Dm
D-0---------4---------4---------3---------
C-2---------2---------2---------2---------
G-2---------2---------2---------2---------
D-0-------------------0---------3---------
G-2---------2-------------------2---------
C-2---------2-------------------2---------

Dm Dm DN(maj7)
D-3---------3---------0---------
C-2---------2---------1---------
G-2---------2---------2---------
D-0---------0---------0---------
G-------------------------------
C-----------2---------0---------


Dmaj7 Dm(maj7) DN7 DN7
D-4---------3---------0---------0---------
C-1---------1---------0---------0---------
G-2---------2---------2---------2---------
D-0---------0---------0---------0---------
G-----------------------------------------
C-------------------------------2---------

D7 D7 D7
D-4---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------
G-2-----------------------------
D-0---------4---------4---------
G---------------------2---------
C-2---------2---------2---------


Dm7 Dm7 DN7 DN6
D-0---------3---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0-------------------
G-------------------------------4---------
D-3---------0---------0-------------------
G-2---------2---------2---------2---------
C-2---------2---------2---------2---------

D6 D6 Dm6 Dm6
D-4---------4---------3---------3---------
C-----------2---------2---------2---------
G-4---------4---------4---------2---------
D-----------------------------------------
G-2---------2---------2---------4---------
C-2---------2---------2---------2---------

ORKNEY tuning

Chords using no open strings
Root played on 4th string


AN A Am Amaj7(Neu
D-7---------11--------10--------7--------
C-9---------9---------9---------8--------
G-9---------9---------9---------9--------
D-7---------7---------7---------7--------
G----------------------------------------
C----------------------------------------

a maj 7 A7 A7 (Neut)
D--7---------7---------7---------
C--8---------7---------7---------
G--6---------6---------9---------
D--7---------7---------7---------
G--------------------------------
C--------------------------------

Am(maj7) Am7
D-10--------10--------
C-8---------7---------
G-9---------9---------
D-7---------7---------
G---------------------
C---------------------

More Orkney chords using no open strings
Root played on 5th string


DN D Dm DN
D-7---------7---------7---------12--------
C-9---------6---------5---------9---------
G-7---------7---------7---------7---------
D-----------------------------------------
G-7---------7---------7---------7---------
C-----------------------------------------

D7 (Neut) DN F# bas DN (A bas Dsus4
D-10----------------------------7---------
C-9---------9---------9---------7---------
G-7---------7---------7---------7---------
D-----------7---------7-------------------
G-7---------7---------7---------7---------
C-----------6---------9-------------------

   
ORKNEY tuning

Chords with no open strings.
Roots on the 6th string.


GN G G Gm
D-----------9-------------------8---------
C-7---------7---------7---------7---------
G-7---------7---------7---------7---------
D-----------9---------9---------8---------
G-7---------7---------7---------7---------
C-7---------7---------7---------7---------

Gm G7 (Neut) G7
D-------------------------------
C-7---------7---------7---------
G-7---------10--------10--------
D-8-------------------9---------
G-7---------7---------7---------
C-7---------7---------7---------


Gm7 GN
D---------------------
C-7---------7---------
G-10--------7---------
D-8---------5---------
G-7-------------------
C-7---------7---------

Orkney tuning
C chords further up the neck


CN C C C
D-10--------10--------10--------14--------
C-0---------0---------0---------12--------
G-0---------9---------0---------0---------
D-10--------10--------10--------14--------
G-0---------0---------9---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

C C Cm Cm
D-14--------14--------10--------10--------
C-0---------12--------0---------0---------
G-0---------0---------8---------0---------
D-14--------10--------10--------10--------
G-12--------0---------0---------8---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------


Cm Cm Cm Cm
D-13--------13--------13--------13--------
C-0---------12--------0---------0---------
G-0---------12--------0---------12--------
D-13--------13--------13--------13--------
G-0---------0---------12--------12--------
C-0---------0---------12--------0---------

Cm CN(maj7) CN(maj7) CN(maj7)
D-13--------9---------10--------10--------
C-12--------0---------0---------11--------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
D-10--------10--------9---------10--------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

CN(maj7) Cmaj7 Cmaj7 Cmaj7
D-9---------10----------------------------
C-12--------11--------11--------11--------
G-0---------9---------12--------9---------
D-10------------------9---------10--------
G-0---------0---------9---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

Cm(maj7) Cm(maj7) Cm(maj7)
D-----------9---------13--------
C-11--------7---------11--------
G-8---------8---------12--------
D-10----------------------------
G-0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------

CN7 CN7 CN7 CN7
D-8---------10--------8---------10--------
C-0---------0---------0---------10--------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
D-8---------8---------10--------10--------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

C7 C7 C7 C7
D-10--------10--------10--------10--------
C-10--------10--------7---------10--------
G-9---------9---------9---------0---------
D-----------10--------8---------8---------
G-9---------0---------0---------9---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

C7 Cm7 Cm7
D-10--------8---------10--------
C-0---------0---------0---------
G-0---------0---------0---------
D-8---------8---------8---------
G-9---------8---------8---------
C-0---------0---------0---------


CN6 CN6 CN6 CN6
D-7---------5---------7---------10--------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------
G-----------0---------0---------0---------
D-5---------7---------7---------7---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

CN6 CN6 CN6 CN6
D-7---------7---------7---------10--------
C-0---------7---------7---------0---------
G-0---------5---------5---------0---------
D-10--------5---------7---------7---------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

C6 C6 C6 Cm6
D-14--------10--------7---------13--------
C-12--------7---------7---------12--------
G-14--------9---------9---------14--------
D-----------7---------7-------------------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

Cm6 Cm6 Cm6 Cm6
D-7---------10--------10--------13--------
C-7---------7---------9---------9---------
G-8---------8---------8---------12--------
D-7---------7---------10--------10--------
G-0---------0---------0---------0---------
C-0---------0---------0---------0---------

The 5th-1st strings in CGDGCD contain the same intervals as the 6th-2nd strings in DADGAD so there is room for some crossover.

 

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