Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Music > Tab Talk
User Name  

Old 11-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2014
Is c standard tuning the same as c minor on a piano?

I'm listening to a song, the gears by dethklok.
I really like the melody of it so I want to try to imitate it somewhat on the piano. But I only took one year of music theory lessons and I cant play by ear so I want to know what key the song is in to now the general chords of the melody.
The guitar tabs say its c standard tuning. But what does that mean? Is c standard c major? C minor?
berbe01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 09:08 PM   #2
Aoh legend
Registered User
Aoh legend's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
If a guitar is in C standard, it just means that the guitar strings are tuned to C F Bb Eb G C.
Aoh legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2014, 03:20 AM   #3
Registered User
Jimjambanx's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
I'm going to assume you've never played guitar before. The tuning does not dictate what key a song is in. A guitar in C standard is tuned from low to high, C F Bb Eb G C. A song can be C standard and still be in another key. Most metal bands however do use the lowest note on their guitar (the open note on the lowest string) as the key of their song, and much the same with Dethklok, so the song may very well be in C minor.
Jimjambanx is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.