#1
Hi! I'm trying to do the song black hole sun by sound garden. And while I can play the notes correctly, I think that the song as a whole is actually tuned a quarter step up. I have a korg tuner chromatic tuner set to a standard 440 A. And I can change that 440 and thusly it will shift the entire spectrum of notes up or down.

My question is what value should that standard A be set to if I want everything to be a quarter step sharp?
#3
does it need to be absolutely perfect? just turn the knob slightly sharp after you tune it jesh.
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I've never heard of tuning in Quarter steps, since the smallest incriment on the guitar is a half step. . . .. strange.
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#5
to move a frequency up/down a half step you multiply/divide it with the twelth root of 2 (that is 2^(1/12))

A=440hz
Bb = 440*2^(1/12) = 466.16hz

so for a quarter step, multiply it by 2^(1/24) and you'll be a quarter step sharp
440*2^(1/24) = 452.89
#7
maybe your intonation is off? im pretty sure i have played along with that song and i never remeber having to tune up a quarter step for any song
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Quote by seljer
to move a frequency up/down a half step you multiply/divide it with the twelth root of 2 (that is 2^(1/12))

A=440hz
Bb = 440*2^(1/12) = 466.16hz

so for a quarter step, multiply it by 2^(1/24) and you'll be a quarter step sharp
440*2^(1/24) = 452.89

very nice +10
#9
Nope. Intonation is perfect. seljer I'm gonna try that in a minute I'll tell you how it worked.
#10
Quote by notsee
I've never heard of tuning in Quarter steps, since the smallest incriment on the guitar is a half step. . . .. strange.


Machine Head uses it too on some of the songs off The Blackening.
#11
Quote by notsee
I've never heard of tuning in Quarter steps, since the smallest incriment on the guitar is a half step. . . .. strange.

Panama by Van Halen is 1/4th down instead of a half IIRC, and For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica, along with most of Ride the Lighting is a 1/4th up because the piano they tuned to was also sharp
#13
Wait.... this doesn't make sense...

A to Bb is 36 2/3 hz. that means dividing 36 2/3 by 4 will give me a quarter

Yeah well that gives me nine! Meaning that it should be 349
#14
Quote by sesstreets
Wait.... this doesn't make sense...

A to Bb is 36 2/3 hz. that means dividing 36 2/3 by 4 will give me a quarter

Yeah well that gives me nine! Meaning that it should be 349


its a geometric progression, not linear
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Quote by seljer
to move a frequency up/down a half step you multiply/divide it with the twelth root of 2 (that is 2^(1/12))

A=440hz
Bb = 440*2^(1/12) = 466.16hz

so for a quarter step, multiply it by 2^(1/24) and you'll be a quarter step sharp
440*2^(1/24) = 452.89

I guess that would be the most extremely accurate way to do it.

But I think I remember reading that Dime's tech added 20 cents to the tuning to make it a quarter step.

It seems silly, but 1/4 step down sounds pretty heavy.
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