#1
Between Standard E and D#, because there is a Green Day song called "Dry Ice" and It sounds horrible when I try to play the song with the song, when I'm in Standard E, so I tuned down half a step, and it STILL sounds terrible, so I was wondering, when the band made this song, were they like...out of tune all together? Like the bass and guitar don't clash, but maybe they tuned a little too flat for Standard E or a little too sharp for D#?

Also, link to song.

http://www.last.fm/music/Green+Day/_/Dry+Ice click the player on the right, I can't find a studio version on youtube.
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#2
most likely the tuning of that song is a quarter step down from E standard.
meaning they werent in perfect tune,or did it on purpose (for some reason)
#4
Yeah some songs are like that. This can happen by the artists choosing, or if the track was recorded to tape, then it can a result of that.

'Layla' is approximately 1/4 step up from E standard because the tape was sped up after the recording.
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#5
I know a few people who tune [on purpose] to 430 Hz instead 440 Hz. So tune to standard and if you have a chromatic tuner, let the pointer get to 430 instead of pointing up. It'll be a bit flat. Hope it helps.

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#6
well green day always played 1/2 step down, at least in their earlier years when dry ice was released. What probably happened was the tape they recorded on might have slowed just a little and put it out of tune. Playing it 1/2 step down is probably how they played it live.
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#8
I've always wanted to have a band where we play down 1 1/4 step. We would be like a death metal band but wouldn't be down 2 1/2 steps. So I guess we would be, injured metal.
#10
I know. But for some reason the common idea is that downtuned=brutal

So I figure if we use that idea half downtuned=agressive
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I know. But for some reason the common idea is that downtuned=brutal

No, downtuned = t3h br00t4lz.

Seriously though, any of these work, TS?

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#12
I noticed this as well, i thought I was tuning wrong for years.

Another one off that album is like that too but I can't remember the name.
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#13
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well green day always played 1/2 step down, at least in their earlier years when dry ice was released. What probably happened was the tape they recorded on might have slowed just a little and put it out of tune. Playing it 1/2 step down is probably how they played it live.

They didn't always play 1/2 step down. The Sweet Children EP is 1/2 step down, but after that they used standard tuning up until Kerplunk. They tuned down a whole step live sometimes.

And yeah, the whole EP with Dry Ice on it (don't remember the name of it ATM) is out of tune.

Edit: Just remembered I think one of the early EPs is in D standard.
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#14
I doubt that this is a situation where they intentionally tuned in between E & Eb. (though anything is possible).

it's not like a different tuning or anything. They are just slightly out from standard. Could be they tuned by ear and were slightly off. Could be a matter of using analog tape machines somewhere in the production process (some bands still do this, don't know about Green day). Could be a number of other factors.

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you could just use your ear and tune to the song.
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#15
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No, downtuned = t3h br00t4lz.



All of my songs in my profile are (except for Flying Fish)
are tuned in either C-standard or Bb-Standard.
Nothing "t3h br00t4lz" about them at all.
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#16
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All of my songs in my profile are (except for Flying Fish)
are tuned in either C-standard or Bb-Standard.
Nothing "t3h br00t4lz" about them at all.

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#19
Try to play along with a live version and see how does it sound.