#1
im auditioning for a band on monday

the vocalist says they play in c sharp
how do i tune to this

my tuner only does little degre symbols

so ex c c' thats it so how would i tune?

im going to try and learn one of theyre songs too but i need a tab


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#4
Online tuner FTW.

If they tune in C# Standard, just tune your low string to C#, then use the fifth fret method to pull all the rest in line.
#6
but is that what C with the little degree symbol next to it is?

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#8
wtf? why tune down? all he saying is that they play in the KEY of C sharp? that dosn't have anything to do with tuning?
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but is that what C with the little degree symbol next to it is?

EDIT: i was gonna say gay tuner figured id be better off with retarted


Maybe. What tuner do you have? This is why I suggested an online tuner. Go to some site that plays different notes, or use guitar pro or something, to play a C#. Then just tune down your low string to match that by ear.

Or:

Downtuning for dummies: Fret the low E string at the 8th fret. Downtune until the 8th fret sounds the same as your open A string. Then use the normal fith fret method.
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#11
If you need to play in the key of C sharp, then you should know that or you're a bad musician. Find out elsewhere I can't be bothered to type out a tonne of theory.

If it's to do with tuning, get a better tuner. I have one which you put of the machinehead of the guitar and it picks up the vibrations, then tells you what note you're playing and how sharp/flat it is. And it's extremely accurate. Buy one of those, they're only £15-20 ($30?) and they're a life-saver when down-tuning quickly.

If you can't get one of those yet, see if the rest of the band have tuners? Or learn to tune by ear? It's not hard to do, you'll start to remember what the notes sound like pretty quickly.

EDIT FOR A GREAT SOLUTION: Tune the A string down from standard tuning to F# (the 2nd fret of the E string) by ear, then tune all the others by that.
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#12
are you sure he meant they use C# tuning or if they jst meant there in the key of C#
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but is that what C with the little degree symbol next to it is?

EDIT: i was gonna say gay tuner figured id be better off with retarted


Why not just "Help With Tunning"?
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its tuned down im sure

and im not bad at tuning just never tuned that low i sualy dont play lower than d
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EDIT: i was gonna say gay tuner figured id be better off with retarted


He meant it's spelt retarded. If you can't see the difference, you truly are retarded.
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#17
by degree symbol i mean like a little 0 above the letter il just assume its # not b then
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i was gonna say gay tuner figured id be better off with retarted
It's spelled retarded.

And C# is one and a half steps down.
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#19
I think the TS means that his tuner doesn't display the "#" symbol but only a little apostrophe after the letter. I think it's supposed to mean sharp but I suggest tuning one of the E strings to C# and doing all the others according to that one.
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#20
dude dont waste your time with that band there not that good and trust me im really open to music and i take into account recording equipment and there recordings sound good but seriously dude dont waste your time with that band they dont have very good anything
#22
really they sound decent remember im replacin a guitarist so the music would change but i agre if you say the vocals arent that good

they sound like a mix of nu metal and industrial

and need a kick in the ass guitar wise
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The vocals in your band remind me of Serj Tankian. Not his voice, but just the style, if you know what I mean.
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The vocals in your band remind me of Serj Tankian. Not his voice, but just the style, if you know what I mean.

yeah il have to mention that it would be a good new direction as well as the guitar tuning up oh btw its drop c he was mistaken i guess

so it cgcfad
i can deal with that

anyways thanks all for the help (And Criticism)
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