#1
on the threads here ive seen some with something called "new standard" tuning.
could someone do me a favor and just write the string names for me and explain WHY guitarists need a NEW standard?
i think standard tuning is the S***.
its perfect for chords, arpeggios and all that stuff.
please explain....


EDIT: i looked it up on wiki and it explains it good, like the first 4 strings are tuned like a cello.....
but WHY is that useful on a GUITAR?
lol i just dont get it.
i mean, im perfectly fine with people tuning that why, but someone convince me why I should.
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Last edited by musicTHEORYnerd at Aug 7, 2008,
#4
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#5
ok.
i see what it is.
i get it.
but WHY is it useful?
could someone send me a tab for some chords or tab something out for me?
lol
my 6 best friends:
Ibanez Artcore AF75
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
LTD H-207 7 string
Ibanez Acoustic
#6
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
ok.
i see what it is.
i get it.
but WHY is it useful?
could someone send me a tab for some chords or tab something out for me?
lol

It's useful because it gives you a bigger range. It's supposed to make it easier to play some chords and scales etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Standard_Tuning
#7
I want to try it, but I don't have light enough strings to tune the top strings up so high

how light a gauge woudl you have to go to be able to tune that high?
Last edited by Punjab at Aug 7, 2008,
#8
standard gauge should be ok

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#9
Since I play violin, NST makes a lot of sense to me. Scales and arpeggios look cleaner when laid out on the fretboard, and a lot of chords are easier to play. The extended range is also a bonus.

On instruments like guitar and (upright) bass, since the fingerboard is pretty large, it's easier to use tunings with fourth intervals. On instruments like violins, violas, and mandolins--with smaller fingerboards, tuning with fifths is often easier.

I like standard tuning (EADGBe) the best on guitar, but NST is fun to mess around with.

But what tuning you use is based on personal preference.