#1
I searched all day but couldnt find an answer here.
I am trying to play "Floods" solo by Pantera but my guitar is in standard tuning....

How do I tune my guitar one and a half steps? my tuner is only capable of standard tuning. Please help brothers and sisters.
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#2
Tune the third fret of each string to your tuner (and make sure you go down, not up). You could also probably use an online tuner.
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#3
put a capo on the 3ed fret and tune to standard,
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#4
You should get a chromatic tuner. They're good to have when tuning down.
#5
or, if it's a solo, you can play every note 3 frets above
#6
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or, if it's a solo, you can play every note 3 frets above


You mean three frets below
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#7
Just play it in standard there is no need to tune down unless there are a ton of open strings which I doubt.
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#8
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You mean three frets below

yes, sory
#9
If I were you, I'd stay in Standard for practice. Not to mention, the strings are more tense in standard, so if you can play it in standard, it'll be even easier in tune. It won't sound completely the same obviously, but as I'm guessing you're a beginner (?), you're risking breaking strings more, especially with higher gauges. Also, my guitar teacher always used to tell me how annoyed he was by students who asked to learn a song in the tuning.

But then again, one and a half steps is a big difference, as opposed to maybe half down, so go for it.
#10
thanks for comments. i got 10 gauge strings. so would tuning down like i want to loosen the strings or make them tighter?
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#11
do you think its wise to buy an extra guitar (used) just to have for a certain tuning? whats the best gauge strings i should buy for the tuning in this thread 1.5 step down?
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