#1
Can't really think of a good way to comprehensibly write this, but here I go. I love In Flames' music. So much that they made me take music more seriously. When i started playing guitar, i began with EADGBE and didn't really practice. When I heard them, I wanted to play LIKE them. But i'm really perplexed about the similarities/un-similarities of their "C Standard" tuning vs (I think) the American standard tuning. I hope this made sense, because i'm all sorts of confused about this.
#2
I assume all they do is tune each one of their strings down three steps so E is now C. The strings are still in standard tuning relative to one another, but everything is three steps lower than normal.
#3
American standard tuning

It's not... That is just general standard (to E).

Standard C is the same as E, except down 2 steps.
#5
The similarity is the intervals between the strings. It's called standard tuning because the other strings are tuned to a standard degree from the root string, like so:

E Standard:
E-A-D-G-B-e
--5-5--5-4-5-- (semitones)

e is 5 semitones above B. B is 4 semitones above G. G is 5 semitones above D. D is 5 semitones above E. A is 5 semitones above E.

So from the lowest string, the steps go 5, 5, 5, 4, 5. Change the root string to C and recycle these intervals, and you've got C standard tuning.
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Quote by pearlJam_31490
i take it next your going to tell me that Cb is a note too!
#6
Yeah, In Flames most often use Standard C, which is C F Bb Eb G C - two steps/two whole tones/four semitones below Standard E tuning.

You can either use a tuner or as you would tune to drop D (7th fret against open A), use the 9th fret to get the low C, then check it using the low C string against 3rd fret of the A string. They will be an octave apart, so assuming your intonation is ok, play the 12th fret of the low C string against 3rd of A and you should get the C note.


e------------
B------------
G------------
D------------
A-------3----
C---12-------


Then tune the rest to the C as you would to standard.

Not all In Flames songs are standard C, unfortunately. Pallar Anders Visa is in drop B (B-F#-B-E-G#-C#) (Standard C# with lowest string down 1 step further); Acoustic Melody is in Standard Eb; Come Clarity is in Drop A#/Bb (A# - F - A# D# - G - C / Bb - F - Bb - Eb - G - C) to name a few,
but most are in standard C.

Have fun with In Flames.