#1
This is a kinda pointless thread because the obvious answer is "play what you want in whatever tuning/key you want" but I just wanted to hear what other people thought.
A few days ago, I was thinking about tunings.
Why not play jazz in B standard? Why play punk in E/drop D when you can play in Drop C/ F standard? Totla Mad tuning is a great idea for Country and rockabilly!

Basically, my thought is this; Is there any upper/lower limit for tuning for any particular genre? Why not play Meshuggah covers in Drop D?

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#2
Quote by CorrosionMedia


Basically, my thought is this; Is there any upper/lower limit for tuning for any particular genre? .



No.

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Why not play jazz in B standard?



There are people who are doing that. Charlie Hunter plays a custom built guitar that features eight strings, the three lowest strings being bass strings and the remaining five being guitar strings.

George Van Eps plays a sevenstring in standard tuning. Also jimmy bruno and pat metheny have used extended range guitars for lower tunings.

Some country players occasionally use baritone guitars to achive a lower sound but still have that tightness, they often use this to double the part of the bass on a guitar.
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#3
People play whatever tuning they like and feel most comfortable in. E standard is what pretty much every player ever learns with in the beginning which is why it's the most common. I play C# standard for instance because it's my favourite tuning. I just like how it sounds and that's pretty much that. There's no divine mystery as to why people play in certain tunings.
#5
Hi I just started out playing in dropped tunings and need to learn how to play a metal song of a band I just joined it's very hard to figure out the song by ear since it's in dropped b is there anyone who can help me with this?
#6
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Hi I just started out playing in dropped tunings and need to learn how to play a metal song of a band I just joined it's very hard to figure out the song by ear since it's in dropped b is there anyone who can help me with this?


Put your guitar in drop B and then learn it by ear the way you would usually learn by ear?
#7
Quote by marcelsmit18
Hi I just started out playing in dropped tunings and need to learn how to play a metal song of a band I just joined it's very hard to figure out the song by ear since it's in dropped b is there anyone who can help me with this?


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