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is it possible to have breakdowns in standard tuning? my band plays standard tuning but now we're looking to move to a slighty more hardcore direction and we dont wanna be tuning our guitars on stage in between sets because our other originals are in standard. and examples of bands who do it?
#3
well, hardcore is usually dropped, just for the sake of being able to switch chords faster. i cant think of any bands that are standard. most are drop Db or lower.
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#5
yea its possible just look at all the old 80's hardcore punk bands they were almost all in standard tuning
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#6
Most hardcore is in standard, drop d, or half step down.
Breakdowns have more to do with the rhythm than how low you can chug.
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is it possible to have breakdowns in standard tuning? my band plays standard tuning but now we're looking to move to a slighty more hardcore direction and we dont wanna be tuning our guitars on stage in between sets because our other originals are in standard. and examples of bands who do it?


Just switch to drop d between songs. It takes seriously a half a second to do, especially if you tune with harmonics. Just do it while the singer introduces the song. My band plays in a lot of tunings and when we start performing that's what we're going to have to do.
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well, hardcore is usually dropped, just for the sake of being able to switch chords faster. i cant think of any bands that are standard. most are drop Db or lower.

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#9
what a ridiculously stupid question
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#10
The Bled seem to play in some form of standard tuning structure, maybe it's dropped a step but when I watch videos of their first cd when they do the breakdowns it appears they were playing in standard.
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Quote by recklessnick
is it possible to have breakdowns in standard tuning? my band plays standard tuning but now we're looking to move to a slighty more hardcore direction and we dont wanna be tuning our guitars on stage in between sets because our other originals are in standard. and examples of bands who do it?


Just drop down to D standard. You can still play your originals sept they'll be a step lower but the breakdowns will sound heavier. I used to play in dropped tuning all the time and i still play in it for my band but since then I've grown to like playing in D standard when playing at home and writing other stuff. I find its more challenging playing the same stuff i was playing in dropped tuning. I've improved a lot since starting to play in this tuning.
#13
What a dumb question, of course you can play breakdowns in standard. If you can't, Earth Crisis will punch you in the nuts until you can. <judjud-judjud-judjudjud>
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#14
is it really a prolem? play just
22 2 222 2 22 22 2
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instead of
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Since when did breakdowns have to do anything with tuning or rythem?

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well, hardcore is usually dropped, just for the sake of being able to switch chords faster. i cant think of any bands that are standard. most are drop Db or lower.

Actually, a large amount of bands play CGCFABb or CGCFBbD
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#18
Check out the breakdown in Jesus and Tori by The number 12.

They play in standard, and it's br00tal.

but they're not hardcore, exactly.

this is a dumb question. Can you finger tap on the 3rd string?
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Check out the breakdown in Jesus and Tori by The number 12.

They play in standard, and it's br00tal.

but they're not hardcore, exactly.

this is a dumb question. Can you finger tap on the 3rd string?

Technically you can tap on any string, it's just a pain in the ass on some of them.
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#22
Despised Icon play in standard so yes its possible
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#23
we do songs in drop D tuning, its not hard to go from D to E quickly.
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Most hardcore is in standard, drop d, or half step down.
Breakdowns have more to do with the rhythm than how low you can chug.

The first sentence is ridiculously untrue, the second sentance is pretty well spot on.
#27
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The first sentence is ridiculously untrue, the second sentance is pretty well spot on.


not really

most real hardcore is in standard tuning
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The first sentence is ridiculously untrue, the second sentance is pretty well spot on.


Halloween is over dude, stop looking like a clown. Learn your roots (in this day and age it's not that hard so you have no excuse), and come back when you know what's up.
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Halloween is over dude, stop looking like a clown. Learn your roots (in this day and age it's not that hard so you have no excuse), and come back when you know what's up.

hahaha I do know my roots, and whilst I know that almost all earlier hardcore is tunned to standard, I also know that earlier hardcore bands are well and truely out numbered by newer hardcore bands. And if you're one of those ****wit minor threat fans who wears a "punk's not dead!" shirt from hot topic I think you're the one who needs to wake up.
#30
no actually, if you knew anything about hardcore you would know that it is still quite alive, and most bands play in standard. newer hardcore bands as you call them are not hardcore. and punk is not dead, your just too stupid to look for it
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no actually, if you knew anything about hardcore you would know that it is still quite alive, and most bands play in standard. newer hardcore bands as you call them are not hardcore. and punk is not dead, your just too stupid to look for it

Try reading my post before you throw your generic bull**** in my face. The funniest part is this threads about breakdowns, and you have to try and prove that your an 'original' hardcore fan by suggesting bands that don't even play breakdowns.
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#32
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Try reading my post before you throw your generic bull**** in my face. The funniest part is this threads about breakdowns, and you have to try and prove that your an 'original' hardcore fan by suggesting bands that don't even play breakdowns.

You contradict yourself in every post, and you fail to even make a valid point

He never recommended any bands in this thread. I have no idea what you are talking about. I'm pretty sure you don't have any idea either

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Try reading my post before you throw your generic bull**** in my face. The funniest part is this threads about breakdowns, and you have to try and prove that your an 'original' hardcore fan by suggesting bands that don't even play breakdowns.


did i say anything about breakdowns? the only thing i said it that you were an idiot for saying that hardcore bands don't play in either drop d, standard or half step down, which most of them do.

i dont need to prove anything to you. and stop with all this "original" and "yea i know my roots" stuff because unlike you seem to think there still are "original" hardcore bands around.
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#34
Everyone knows to play breakdowns you have to have on girl pants, have fringe hair and tune to Ab or lower.
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#35
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Everyone knows to play breakdowns you have to have on girl pants, have fringe hair and tune to Ab or lower.


Haha so true man.
#36
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Everyone knows to play breakdowns you have to have on girl pants, have fringe hair and tune to Ab or lower.


thats bull****. quit the labelling and the stereotype. music is music, fashion is fashion. just because the minority does it with that look doesnt mean everyone does the same
#37
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thats bull****. quit the labelling and the stereotype. music is music, fashion is fashion. just because the minority does it with that look doesnt mean everyone does the same


Man I think he was joking .

Jeez
#38
yea i think he was joking

its pretty true though.
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thats bull****. quit the labelling and the stereotype. music is music, fashion is fashion. just because the minority does it with that look doesnt mean everyone does the same


How many of you want to bet that this mother****er wears girl pants, has a fringe, and probably a small package?
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why does everyone hate on TDWP
they really are a good band if your a true hardcore fan
i guess people on ug are more into metalcore and punk hardcore....

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