#1
Hey, there's so many Different Guitar Tunings out there. I've been using lately a lot of Drop A tuning just writing my own stuff, but also been really inclined towards some other tunings like Open and Modal Tunings. Anyone else into these tunings?

I am looking for some popular songs that use these weird tunings to learn, any ideas into this?

Currently putting together a list (still working on it) on my site with songs that use alt tunings, you can see it here - Guitarstringtheory.com/tips-tricks/different-guitar-tunings/
#2
I believe that it's great that you are taking it upon yourself to be creative and experiment with different tunings. Although I don't do the sort of think myself I definitely acknowledge the possibilities that these alternate tuning allow. From what I'm aware of, Periphery uses some pretty strange tunings in some of there songs.

As a few words of courtesy I advise that you refrain from using the term "Modal" tuning. People will flame you as if you're the spawn of satan.
#3
hey can you help me manually tune my guitar to drop d.
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#4
What? Modal tunings? Wtf is so modal about a guitar tuning? Is it a "thing" now to just tag the word "modal" onto whatever and hope it makes you sound like you actually know your theory?
#5
Thanks Danny for the support there, I'll check out periphery for sure.

Quote by dannydawiz
As a few words of courtesy I advise that you refrain from using the term "Modal" tuning. People will flame you as if you're the spawn of satan.


Also I believe you are correct, have a look at the clown's comments above (crazysam23_Atax).

@coorej Yeh dude all you have to do is tune the Low E string down a whole tone to D. If you play the D note on the 5th fret 5th string and tune the 6th string an octave lower there it is. Let is know if you have any issues.
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Quote by crazysam23_Atax
What? Modal tunings? Wtf is so modal about a guitar tuning? Is it a "thing" now to just tag the word "modal" onto whatever and hope it makes you sound like you actually know your theory?

I'm really having trouble learning modal picking. I hear all the best shredders use it.
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#9
Ive tuned my guitar to constently the same note, different octaves of course. Learn thr fretboard? Ha thats for normal people.
#10
check out some of Sonic Youth's songs. They brought like 20 guitars with them last time I saw them in concert. Had a guitar for each song almost because they change the tunings so frequent.
#11
@Morphogenesis26 Thanks for that link dude. Also such a random outburst by that other guy. And @CartoonPiranha I don't mind JBT I'll def look at learning that song & Sonic Youth also thanks @sweetdude3000.

Keep them coming.
#12
Quote by GuitarStringThe
Also I believe you are correct, have a look at the clown's comments above (crazysam23_Atax).

Yes, the guy who points out that you know nothing about modes is a clown...

Anyway, I'll help you out, because I'm feeling charitable. Look into several of Sonic Youth's songs. They use a few different alternate tunings.

Edit:
Apparently, sweetdude beat me to it. Could always try some open tunings, like Open C (CGEGCE, for example) or Open A (EAEAC#E). One of my favorite open tunings is D6/9 (DADF#BE).
Last edited by crazysam23_Atax at Jul 19, 2013,
#13
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Yes, the guy who points out that you know nothing about modes is a clown...

Irrespective of who knows more about modes, The Point I'm making is that your response to a simple question was rude as hell. Everyone here is learning and no one needs to be belittled by someone when they ask a question 'for knowledge' purposes.

Let's move on, no hard feelings. I appreciate your later response. Thanks for the input.


Keep them coming.