#1
Does tuning half a step down affect the notes on the fret board?

Example:

instead of open low e, F on first fret, F# on second fret, G on third fret..

does it change to open Eb, E on first fret, F on second fret, F# on third, and so on ?
#2
Yes.
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It's dubstep minor in E.


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#3
To remain in standard concert tuning put a capo on the first fret. A lot of people do this to play with better action instead of filing the nut themselves or having it done by an instrument store.