#1
I have a question, if I'm playing sweet child o mine, can't I just play 1 fret lower than the tab says instead of tuning each string down 1/2 step? As long as the intonation of the guitar is right, it should be the same notes, correct? The only possible issue I can think of is the issue of an open string being plucked...
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#2
Absolutely correct, the only set back is the open strings that are played during the song.
#4
Don't worry about it, just learn it the same way as if you were a half step down. If it's that much of an issue, download power tab and the ptab file and set it up a half step higher. It's going to be awkward and confusing trying to learn it a fret lower, and in the long run would just be easier to learn it in the correct position.
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Quote by BlueTele1983
Don't worry about it, just learn it the same way as if you were a half step down. If it's that much of an issue, download power tab and the ptab file and set it up a half step higher. It's going to be awkward and confusing trying to learn it a fret lower, and in the long run would just be easier to learn it in the correct position.


Adding to this...

Typically your bassist won't be tuning down, and your singer goes off relative pitch, so he won't even notice, and drummers never care, so your best off learning it a step higher, and then if absolutely necessary, tune your guitar down.
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Adding to this...

Typically your bassist won't be tuning down, and your singer goes off relative pitch, so he won't even notice, and drummers never care, so your best off learning it a step higher, and then if absolutely necessary, tune your guitar down.



The singer could definitely notice - raising the pitch one semitone can make a big difference as far as singing comfort goes. Especially if the highest note in the song is already at the top of the singer's range...
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#7
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The singer could definitely notice - raising the pitch one semitone can make a big difference as far as singing comfort goes. Especially if the highest note in the song is already at the top of the singer's range...


What I meant by that was that he won't have to relearn his vocal part or anything. Provided its within his range it won't be a problem. If it does go out of his range, the guitarists and bassist can always change their tuning and then play the song in whatever new key.