great feeling

Discussion in 'Performing Arts' started by StonerBill, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    being finally able to tune each string without reference :D
     
  2. alice_d_millionaire

    alice_d_millionaire Just Do It©

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    how do you tune you guitar? i like to tune mine a half or whole step down... sounds better i think. and the bends are way easir and also sound better
     
  3. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    i dont. i like to be able to play along to records without transposing
     
  4. SLammon420

    SLammon420 Senior Member

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    indeed a good feeling
     
  5. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

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    i found out that i knew how to do that when i visited george. :D all you really gotta know is what the high e sounds like, and the rest is easy.
     
  6. StonerBill

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    you tune from high to low? :S
     
  7. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    Yeah, that's all there is to it...

    I like tuning to Open E, now... slide. What I used to do is tune a whole step down and capo up a fret, if I wanted my action a hair higher. Sometimes I'd play a half step down. (I like Shubb or Kyser, but I've been wanting to try a G7). But lately it's either been open E or just regular standard with a set of .014s. That or I just play Ernie Ball .011s and just play five strings and throw out the .011.

    Then DADGAD, DADGBE, CGCFAD, etc... comes fairly easy once you get standard.
     
  8. StonerBill

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    when you play slide with open major tuning, is the point that your not meant to play minor chords? :S

    or do you just play like a d minor shape with the root note up a fret?
     
  9. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    I do a lot of sliding, barring, and power chords... but I don't mean punkish crap, more like... well, hmm... trying to think of a good example, warren haynes does it at times, but he plays in standard.
     

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