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July 13 2009 3:55 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Since no one really responded to my post in the general crabbery forum besides to say that it should have been posted in this one, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

I was just curious if anyone had any good pointers on getting familiar with open tunings or just give me some good info of any kind. I've been just messing around and learning songs right now but i want to do more with it. Also, if you play, what do you play in?
baconanddrugs
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July 14 2009 12:18 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
BEBEBE listen to Nick Drake
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July 14 2009 8:33 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Open tunings are cool, but I never really mess with them. They are very useful if you are using a capo or slide because you can just move that open chord up the neck. Open E and open G are pretty common. You basically just tune every string so you are forming a major chord triad. You can also do cross-note tunings which basically are just open minor tunings, but called cross-note for no reason. Then you can tune with modal tunings, or to any chord you want really. I've seen people tune all but one string to an E, and all kinds of weird shit.
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July 14 2009 11:28 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
^^ Funniest post in a while.
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July 14 2009 12:13 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: oprahwinfrey

F
A
G
G
O
T



im listening
adamray82
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August 4 2009 11:12 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
the only time i use them is when atempting to learn robert johnson songs.
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August 16 2009 2:32 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Open D is easier than open E. It puts less stress on the neck. Tune to open D and capo the 2nd, you get the same sound.

D
A
F#
D
A
D
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August 17 2009 10:26 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:oprahwinfrey

F
A
G
G
O
T



how you tunez to O and T?
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August 17 2009 10:27 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:bossk

Since no one really responded to my post in the general crabbery forum besides to say that it should have been posted in this one, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

I was just curious if anyone had any good pointers on getting familiar with open tunings or just give me some good info of any kind. I've been just messing around and learning songs right now but i want to do more with it. Also, if you play, what do you play in?



C standard for the riffs E standard for the dollarz $.
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August 18 2009 2:49 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:TylerPursel

C standard

Riff610
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August 18 2009 2:29 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
c# for me, and tony iommi
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August 18 2009 10:32 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I was at c# for a long time and just switched it up a month or two ago.
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August 20 2009 4:12 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
i typically would go lower than c# but with us doing a sabbath cover, and having thrashier parts as well as some faster shit, c# works better for me
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August 25 2009 2:36 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
the real answer is make your amp louder.
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August 30 2009 10:01 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I like to play a lot of songs with all the strings tuned a half step down. Makes it easier to sing for me and gives songs a cool sound with strumming.
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August 31 2009 1:20 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
GDGCEA
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