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Re: strange yet practical new tunings
12/19/2001 12:58 PM
Robert De Groot (4781) wrote:
The tuning you describe is usually referred to as drop d tuning, but the high e string is not altered. Alot of popular groups use drop d tuning, because you can get power chords out of the top 3 strings, and it is quite easy to get neat sounds. Hendrix and SRV always used a half step down tuning Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb. Some bands are doing that, and then taking the top Eb down another step to Db. Richie Havens, as I recall, was one of the first to utilize different tunings. He, for instance had the guitar tuned so that it played the E chord when strummed, this way he could play major chords by just placing one finger across the neck. At the third fret he would get a G chord, at the 7th a B.
Here's another to try C G C G B E