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Old 10-09-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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[D A F C G D (High to Low)] tuning help

searched all over of how to do this tuning, can anyone help?
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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it's a step down.

do you know how to get the guitar to drop d? If not, you tune the 7th fret of the low string (so the low E string) to the open 5th string (the A string).

So your tuning, low to high, is now DADGBe

now, you tune the open A string to the 5th fret of the low D string (formerly E).
tuning is now DGDGBe.

Repeat this process, tuning the open 4th string down 1 step to the 5th fret of the now G string (5th string).

Get it?

If you need me to clarify I'd be more than happy to help.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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buy some 10's, 11's, or 12's - and have the guitar setup properly in this tuning for optimal results

our song "Jesse" is in D Standard - which is the proper name for this tuning

FYI: ALWAYS list things as "Low to High".
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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Or you could put a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to standard, right?
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #5
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buy some 10's, 11's, or 12's - and have the guitar setup properly in this tuning for optimal results

our song "Jesse" is in D Standard - which is the proper name for this tuning

FYI: ALWAYS list things as "Low to High".


I've always seen it as a whole step down... Like in the most offical guitar magazine ever (guitar world of course) and you can also use 9's... But 10's and higher might be better if you go lower...
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:41 PM   #6
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Or you could put a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to standard, right?


I do that as my tuner doesn't have sharps or flats, but you might snap strings.
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