#1
What would you call a EADGBE tuning up a 1/4 step? not a half step up or then it would be FA#D#G#CF right? I mean a 1/4 step up. It's like this strange tuning I've been using and so do the Raconteurs in most of their songs. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance...
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#2
I'd either call it E half-sharp or F half-flat, personally, but I doubt if that's anywhere close to right.

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#3
you probably need a tuner for this one...tuning a quarter step would be going halfway between the notes. By this I mean that on the tuner the note will read either the very top of the E range or the very bottom of the F range, when considering the E string.

{-----E-----@} or
{@---E-------}

@ = current frequency

oh you want a name? i'd honestly say "Oh this? It's a quarter-step-up-from-standard tuning."
#4
Would you use that because it's more combfortable to sing with?
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#5
Meh, if you rock at, like, math and stuff, you could set it to the right Hz value to make it work, but that takes more than I know to do.

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#6
I'd be careful with that tuning...it will be hard to play with other people (if u were tuned up or down by half-steps then you could transpose, but not with quarters)
#7
Why can't you transpose with quarters?

SHEDIT: Oh. Wait. I see what you're saying now. Never mind that.

See, I thought you meant you can't transpose to another key, which wouldn't have made just a whole lot of sense, but you're talking playing with someone else who's not 1/4 steps off.

(The whole explanation there was for someone who felt the need to answer my question down there.)

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#8
if youre trying to play along with a recording in that tuning, dont. it's just the tape was playing at a different speed so the pitches sounded a bit higher than normal, i encounter tabs like this, such as baba o'reily.
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#10
umm well yeah I'm the only guitarist in my rock band so I wouldnt really have any other guitar in a different tuning. Even if I do jam with someone, I would tune do to standard or they would tune up to this crazy tuning. Yeah playing with someone who is in different tuning is too complicated for me. I just wanted to know if its an official tuning or something with a name. I'll call it "Standard a 1/4 step up" I guess. thanks for the help guys even though most of you misunderstood me.
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Would you use that because it's more combfortable to sing with?


oddly enough that you say that, sing much better for some reason. It's wild.
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#12
Those notes are called microtones, as they do not really exist in western music, although many forward-thinking composers from many periods have experimented with them. its would be known as standard tuning a quaterstep sharp. (this is equal to 50 cents on your tuner.)
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Those notes are called microtones, as they do not really exist in western music, although many forward-thinking composers from many periods have experimented with them. its would be known as standard tuning a quaterstep sharp. (this is equal to 50 cents on your tuner.)


perfect! that's the information that I find the most answering to my question. thank you very much!
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