#1
I always wondered what is the correct way to say when you're not in standard tuning - i.e. when your tuning has accidentals in it. Should the correct note names be flats or sharps?

So a half step down would be:
D# G# C# F# A# D# or Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb ?

Should it be flats, because you're tuning down? Is there any rule about this or just say as you wish?
#2
those notes are all enharmonic, meaning they're the same note with different names. there is no rule about it, just which ever one you feel like.

:edit: well... i dont know why i threw that thing about enharmonics in. sorry, it wasnt really relevant.
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Quote by FLNagle
those notes are all enharmonic, meaning they're the same note with different names. there is no rule about it, just which ever one you feel like.
Wrong.

You should call them by their flatted names, not sharpened. While they are enharmonic and sound the same, spelling (Eb vs. D# is called spelling) mattern when you're talking about scales, chords, and intervals.
#4
It would go either way unless the song was in a specific key. If you're just naming the strings out of context, I would go with the Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb way, because it immediately lets people know that it's just tuned down half a step, while the other way would need a bit of thinking first.

But if it was in a song with a specific key signature, then you would have to name it correctly according to that.
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#6
no dude isnt he talking about like "tuned down a perfect 4th" or tuned down" a minor 3 rd"
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But if it was in a song with a specific key signature, then you would have to name it correctly according to that.


Correct. For example, people always mess this one up, in the key of C# Major the notes are:

C# D# E# F# G# A# B#

NOT:

C# D# F...etc.
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