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Old 01-19-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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1/2 step tuning, what bands play with this?

im looking for more bands that play 1/2 step tuning like Alice in Chains.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #3
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A ton of bands use it... Guns and Roses, older AC\DC, older Dokken. Just search tabs by tuning to determine which of your favorite bands use it.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #4
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I know that taking back sunday and paramore tune most of their songs half step down
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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Egad, man. Hendrix uses that tuning, Nirvana has a lot of half-step stuff, Metallica during their Load/Reload period, SRV, and my band. And that's just at the top of my head.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:14 PM   #6
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The Misfits used it in the 90s, and most Slayer is hlaf-step down too.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:16 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:29 PM   #8
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Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, SRV, and tons of other bands. mostly to inable the singers to stay in key. it is a very common tuning.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:43 PM   #9
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:54 PM   #10
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do you mean down one semitone? ummm paramore, funeral for a freind most pop-punk bands tend to but yer why?
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:26 PM   #12
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Egad, man. Hendrix uses that tuning, Nirvana has a lot of half-step stuff, Metallica during their Load/Reload period, SRV, and my band. And that's just at the top of my head.


did Hendrix use the tuning for all his career or just the later stuff?
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:54 PM   #13
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Smashing Pumpkins played quite alot of their stuff in half step tuning
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:58 PM   #14
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Loads of pieces are in this tuning. James Jamerson tuned down a half-step when he recorded "Since I Lost My Baby" for the Temptations.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #15
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If my band's vocalist has a cold or something and doesn't fancy straining his voice we drop everything half a step. It's much more comfortable for him to sing in when he's not on top of the world and for some songs it sounds really good.

Eb is really the only alternative tuning i use.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:29 PM   #16
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did Hendrix use the tuning for all his career or just the later stuff?

Considering his first album was in 1967 and he died in 1971, I'm not sure there's "later stuff", but even then, it's all half-step.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #17
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EDIT: and dream theater, on certain songs. metallica used it for a few albums also
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:14 PM   #18
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Slayer, Metallica, and older Cannibal Corpse. Those are just some to get you started, if you're into metal.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:15 PM   #20
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do you mean down one semitone? ummm paramore, funeral for a freind most pop-punk bands tend to but yer why?


funeral for a friend use drop C#

most 80s rock/metal is half step, Jimi Hendrix,

some green day as well i think...
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