#1
I've been playing through some hendrix stuff and it's been really annoying having to tune down to Eb, then going back to E for everything else (i'm a schmuk who's too cheap to have a second guitar).

Why does he do this? there must be a good reason for it or no one would bother. i appreciate sometime people change key to make things easier to sing, but surely 1 semitone can't make much of a singing difference?
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#2
Metal it up?

Why some bands do it me thinks
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Quote by Gwynnell
Metal it up?

Why some bands do it me thinks


little wing is pretty metal i must admit O.o

The string bending thing makes sense, but over 1 semitone that doesn't make much difference surely, compared to say changing gauge/scale of the neck?
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I've been playing through some hendrix stuff and it's been really annoying having to tune down to Eb, then going back to E for everything else (i'm a schmuk who's too cheap to have a second guitar).

Why does he do this? there must be a good reason for it or no one would bother. i appreciate sometime people change key to make things easier to sing, but surely 1 semitone can't make much of a singing difference?



One semitone doesn't sound a lot but it makes a big difference to a singer.
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Quote by doive
I've been playing through some hendrix stuff and it's been really annoying having to tune down to Eb, then going back to E for everything else (i'm a schmuk who's too cheap to have a second guitar).

Why does he do this? there must be a good reason for it or no one would bother. i appreciate sometime people change key to make things easier to sing, but surely 1 semitone can't make much of a singing difference?



Instead of trying to find a reason technically why dont you take a listen to his music.. thats why.
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One semitone doesn't sound a lot but it makes a big difference to a singer.


+1 , i find it alot easier to sing in Eb than E (but subsequently, i find it easiest to sing in B, thats a more natural range for me)

also most players use lighter gauge strings, like .46's or so, and a semitone is quite a bit on strings that thin. in fact i've been using .70's and tuning in D standard and i find that even that is quite a bit of difference in string slack
#12
Well, if you're going to ask that question, why do some bands tune A????

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#13
I tune down to Eb on my acoustic because it's an easier key to sing in and with my band because it's heavier sounding.
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Well, if you're going to ask that question, why do some bands tune A????

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