#1
I've just started to mess around with fingerpicking on the acoustic. There's this one song that I'd like to practice but the tuning it uses just baffles me. It's E A G# E A D.
How the fudge does one tune that third string up to G# ? I've tried tuning it down to G# but that just sounds wrong, but when I go up the string always snaps around G.

Am I just using shitty strings ? If you guys can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it!
#2
are u sure u don't tune down to g# rather then tuning it up
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#4
Quote by eric12321
You sure you're not looking at it backwards?

I totally agree. I cant imagine tuning the D string up to a G# and it sounding good.
#5
Are you sure that you're looking at the tuning in the right order, meaning, are you sure it's not in fact DAEG#AE, from low to high?
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#6
In fact, I'm not sure at all. I'm pretty new to all this.

When looking at the tuning in Guitar Pro, it's listed like this:

(1) E
(2) A
(3) G#
(4) E
(5) A
(6) D

I hadn't even thought of trying it in the other 'direction'. I guess that's the case, eh ?
#7
I'm supposing it's Hide And Seek, if so, yep, it's DAEG#AE.
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#8
You take the G up to G#.
yeah it may break. I have broken countless G strings doing my alternate tunings, etc.
#9
Quote by Arnor88
In fact, I'm not sure at all. I'm pretty new to all this.

When looking at the tuning in Guitar Pro, it's listed like this:

(1) E
(2) A
(3) G#
(4) E
(5) A
(6) D

I hadn't even thought of trying it in the other 'direction'. I guess that's the case, eh ?


Yep. The first string is the high E, and the sixth string is the low E. Always.
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