#1
hey just had a quick question...so i usually put my capo on the first fret and tune my guitar down to standard when i want to get my guitar a half step down..so in my logic would it make sense to put the capo on the 2nd fret in order to tune it down a whole step? hopefully i figured that right..thanks!!!!!
#2
Normally you wouldn't tune down to standard, but if you want to tune your guitar a half step down you'll have to do exactly that. Putting a capo on the first fret while you're in standard tuning will effectively give you an F standard tuning, so I'm not sure what you're trying to say.
#3
I do believe he's saying that in order to tune half a step down, he puts a capo on the first fret, and then tunes the guitar to E Standard with the capo on. Then, once the capo is removed, your tuned half a step down from E standard (Eb Standard? I dunno what it's called, i just say half a step down).

So yes, put your capo on the 2nd fret, tune to standard and then remove the capo and you will be tuned down a full step.

May I ask how you usually tune your guitar? Because, while your method works, it seems to me like its adding an unnecessary step to the tuning process (using a capo). If your using a tuner you should be able to just tune it a full step down using that. If you tune to a piano or pitch fork, similar thing applies, just the notes are at different frets.
#4
As johnos said, your tuning method works in theory but is adding an unnecessary step to the process.
#5
thanks for the help guys.....and yep johnos had it right about my "technique" lol but honestly that really has always been the way i've done it and i really have never thought about it...i guess i never thought about an easier way
#6
Don't even need the tuner, the capo method works as well, but you could just relative tune by shifting your finger up a fret (standard, plus one). Has the same effect as the capo, but I would think it saves time.