Andy Mckee's Song "For My Father" has a tuning of ECDGAD.... Theres no way that A can go up 1 1/2 steps.. can it?
mine does it easily, ive had it up to D# before
yea its possible, when i do this i usually pull the string up to let it stretch a bit, then i tighten
I have medium gauge strings too.. so it should be fine.. correct?
If you're worried, just tune it up to a B or Bb, and tune the others accordingly.
Then capo it up a step to a step and a half?
I can get mine up to C no prob (I use 12-53 gauge). I wouldnt try it with old strings though.
just put a capo on the 3rd fret like he does
yea, just capo and tune the others accordingly