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Old 09-22-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Is there any problem if for a melodic death metal to compose song in D# tuning?

maybe a silly question. But im in preparation to launch an EP. So im asking it.

can u name some melodic death metal, death metal bands that use D# tuning.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Can't think of any off to the top of my head, but I'm sure there are some. There's no problem at all with playing melodeath with that tuning, go for it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:56 AM   #4
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Why does it matter what other bands tune to? It's your music.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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Is it a problem.. well, what do you think? Can you write melodic death metal in D#?
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #6
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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I guarantee that nobody who listens to your music will remotely care what you're tuned to
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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I guarantee that nobody will listen to your music if you are tuned to the a frequency that is objectively wrong, regardless of the quality of the composition or production.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #9
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I guarantee that nobody who listens to your music will remotely care what you're tuned to


Except in the case of the kiddie death metal crowd, where the consensus is 'omg, this is tuned uber low, the guitar is three fulsteps below the low E of a bass guitar! its so brutal!'. That segment of the metal fanbase is however only three people
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:29 AM   #10
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^And then you have the other guys who tell you "Omg this guitar is tuned lower than E, go play some country dude!". You don't have to tune that low anyway.

To be honest, it probably won't sound the same as what death metal usually sounds but that doesn't mean it will be bad. It's usually rock bands that tune to Eb.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #11
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Don't melodic death metal bands use tunings like D standard and drop C? It's just half steps higher. And it's not the tuning that makes you sound brutal. You can sound brutal in standard tuning and you can sound not brutal in drop tunings. And why do you have to play in Eb, can't you tune lower if it bothers you? But half step down or up doesn't really make it sound that different.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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you'll be stoned to death if you tune to d#
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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Just thought of an example; Eternal Tears of Sorrow.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #14
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Call it Eb and you'll be fine.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #15
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news....

But it's actually illegal to tune to D# for death metal. More specifically, it's a felony.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
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Why do you care?

(And, yes, most of the time people talk about that tuning as being Eb, not D#.)

If that's how you want to play, play that way.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #17
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There's a tuning thread in the metal forum that will answer your question.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:10 PM   #18
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Cannibal Corpse used Eb for a few albums I think.. So there's definitely nothing wrong with using it for death metal.

Tuning doesn't matter so much as tone when it comes to playing heavy.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #19
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It's all good. Sylosis tune to E and sound lots heavier then most bands.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:29 AM   #20
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news....

But it's actually illegal to tune to D# for death metal. More specifically, it's a felony.


You are pathetic dude..


Whatever thanks to all for helping me out.
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