#1
On a standard guitar tuner, I know that 440hz is standard tuning, what is the value for tuning down a 1/2 step??
#2
if you have a chromatic tuner, just tune your e to where it says Eb on the tuner. if you dont have a chromatic tuner, just tune the first fret to an E, and keep going like that.
#3
Tune with your finger on the 1st fret. That simple.
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#4
It's still 440Hz, you just tune to Eb, Ab, Db etc. The 440 Hz refers to the cycles per second of the soundwave. Each sound produces a wave which can be measured. In this case, that sound is the pitch "A" which has a value of 440Hz. The other values in your tuner are all referring to "A" still but will slightly change its pitch so that when/if you tune to an "A" other than 440 all your notes will be slightly higher or lower than someone tuned to standard 440.
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#6
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The only reason I tune down half a step is because it puts lets resistance on the strings, which just makes playing easier. Not much of a difference from normal tuning, tho.


but the gods like Hendrix and Lizzy do it
#7
Quote by Hallows_Eve
The only reason I tune down half a step is because it puts lets resistance on the strings, which just makes playing easier. Not much of a difference from normal tuning, tho.



I also noticed that it gives the sound more of a beefy sound. Better for playing metal. I would tune down 1/2 as well, if i didn't find it a pain in the ass to tune my Locking Floyd Rose trem system.
#8
i'm sure the author knows how to tune down a half-step. he or she just wants to know the numerical value of A flat. good question.
#9
Ab=400hertz
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#10
now im not sure, but ive heard that A is the only note thats frequency is an even number, thats why the always use A, instead of C or somthing else.
#11
no.all are even.each half step is 40 hertz and an octave is 440 so A is an octave up from silence
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#12
theres a flat/sharp button on cheap tuners that you are probably not aware of. Hit it once, and then just tune to the normal letters, and it would be a half step down
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