EBEF#BE tuning.

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  1. distressed_romeo

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    I discovered this recently via a Guitar Player interview (can't remember the guy's name unfortunately). It's been quite a revelation, as it has the same sort of logic as DADGAD, which makes it really easy to learn if you're familiar with that tuning, but has a much brighter, harp-like sound, and the higher string tension makes it awesome for slide playing.

    [DR awaits the inevitable smart-ass remark from OzzyC...:wavey: ]
     
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    Cool, would be nice to try that with flat wounds.
     
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    Well now that your expecting it, it's not fun any more. :(










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    Hmm, never tried that one, but I've messed with E B E A B E and E B E E B E with unison middle strings. I bet the F# makes for some jangly add nine type chords.

    As far as slide, I really liked Hawaiian Slack-key tunings, like D G D F# B D, or fifths/thirds tunings like C G D F# A C.
     
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    That would be an interesting sound, especially with a clean amp and some chorus...
     
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    Years ago I came up with the stupid idea of using tunings that spelled words, and the only usable one I came up with was D A D D E E. You can do some pretty amazing stuff with that one, actually.
     
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    One of the first songs I recorded by myself was in D A D A D D tuning. That's two words, though. :lol:

    Man, you know, I don't mess with tunings as much as I used to. Might have something to do with the fact that I used to listen to a lot of Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Soundgarden. I don't listen to any of those bands very much now.
     
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    A vox...... :eek:rgasm:
     
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    I'm not familiar with either tuning.
    Any chords you have that maybe I could mess around with?
     
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    Rather than thinking in terms of chord shapes, the best way to get something musical out of these tunings initially is to practice playing melodies (either single notes, or double/triple stops) against the open strings and letting it all ring together. You can get some really complex sounding chords with some super-easy fingerings.
     
  12. Desecrated

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    Just work at 3 strings at the time, try to find something that sounds good to your ear. If you find it, try adding another string, stop when it sounds full enough.
     
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    ^Okay, I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
     
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    Oh, another cool modal tuning with a similar sort of feel/sound is CGCGCD (or CGCGCF if you prefer).:)
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    i like completely open tunings... AEAEAE for example... or on my nylon string acoustic, Bb F Bb F Bb F...
     
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    There is a book to go deeper with this alternate tuning: Modal E (E B E F# B E) Tuning - Chord and Scale Booklet

    Ale

     
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    Josh Travis does something like this on his 8.
     
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    A5 tuning eh? Interesting.
     
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    I've recently did this but, I had the 3rd and 2nd string tuned to G and it's the same concept as playing single notes on the 3rd string but using the same frets on both strings really adds to it and has a nice sound. Even though its the same note, you just harmonized a note at the same time while being one person, I suppose you could do this on any set of strings though.
    Now tuning all of your strings to lets say, EEEEEE, would produce some odd fingerings but unique sound.
     

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