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post Feb 5 2009, 07:05 AM
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I am tring to learn the beginer slayer lesson but i do not know how to tune 1/2 step down.i know how to do drop d tuneing
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post Feb 5 2009, 08:08 AM
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to tune 1/2 step done, simple tune each string to its normal flat

(from thickest to thinnest) strings are tuned E A D G B E

this means if you wanted to tune to what may be referred to as Eb (E flat) standard, just
make your guitar tuner read Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Or if your guitar tuner reads in sharps...

D# G# C# F# A# D#...

All this really does is loosen(sp?) the strings equally, all strings go down, 1/2 step, it gives the guitar a slightly different sound, and the strings are easier to bend.

let me know if you have any more questions!

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post Feb 5 2009, 01:53 PM
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ctodd is right, his example is a e-flat tuning, the tuning that you were talking about. Many metal bands are using this tuning since it gives the guitars a bit of extra power, I am using this tuning myself since the late 80's smile.gif


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post Feb 5 2009, 04:34 PM
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Tune as Chris said, all strings one fret lower so if its E than its Eb (or D#) and so on...1/2 (half) step down means everything one half step lower...Half step=one fret

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post Feb 5 2009, 05:42 PM
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nice to hear that you want to learn the slayer lesson wink.gif
the tips here are correct, so let us know if you need any help!
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post Feb 5 2009, 06:06 PM
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alternate tunings are FANTASTIC reasons to purchase more guitars.

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QUOTE (jer @ Feb 5 2009, 12:06 PM) *
alternate tunings are FANTASTIC reasons to purchase more guitars.

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This is the main the main reason I have G.A.S., because all I have is just one lonely guitar sad.gif

I need to get her some friends soon.



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