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Old 08-07-2003, 09:56 AM   #81
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you sure you want g?

not

a e a d f# b

cause everything then is five steps dropped with the e down tuned a step.....

drop a (a e a d f# b)

ok, play bottom e on the 12th fret and open a, then detune the e string till it sounds the same as the a. then play the seventh fret on the newly tuned e string and open a, then detune the a string. then play the fifth fret on the a string, ,then open d, then detune the d string, then play the fifth fret on the d string, then open g and detune the g. now, play the FORTH on the g string (should now be tuned into a d) and open b, then detune the b, then play the fifth on the b string, and the high e, then detune the high e.


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however, if you want g

ok, play bottom e on the 12th fret and open a, then detune the e string till it sounds the same as the a. then play the seventh fret on the newly tuned e string and open a, then detune the a string. then play the fifth fret on the a string, ,then open d, then detune the d string, then play the fifth fret on the d string, then open g and detune the g. now, play the fifth on the g string (should now be tuned into a d) and open b, then detune the b, then play the forth on the b string, and the high e, then detune the high e.

please could someone check the two?
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Old 08-07-2003, 11:19 AM   #82
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I use AEADGB simply because a normal 7-string is BEADGBE- I just took off the last string and dropped from B to A like dropping from E to D.

BTW, I have an electric tuner, so I tune the low E-string by the tuner and tune the rest of the strings by ear.

Another good thing is that AEADGB with a capo at 2 is like a 7string, capo at 3 is like drop C tuning, capo at 4 is like drop Db/C#, etc.

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Old 08-08-2003, 06:12 AM   #83
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um, a quick question....how do know WAT EXACTLY the standard tuning is?? i mean....err....i dunno how to explain it.....hmm. how do u know how tight the strings should be? how do u know that THAT TENSION is standard tuning, and that u're not a step down or watever? is there a way of knowing?

i hope u guys understand wat i'm tryin to ask lol

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Old 08-08-2003, 07:07 AM   #84
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i take it you havent got a tuner. well theres two things you could do

take a song (i take tenacious d) and tune it to that. the first chord is a) or

http://www.geocities.com/hack_ppls_...itar_tuning.mp3

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