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post Feb 29 2008, 12:25 PM
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Hi, all. If anyone could help me?
I am tuning down 1/2 step to 6=Eb, 5=Ab, 4=Db, etc. I am using Fender Digital Guitar Tuner. So for example when I am tuning for Eb, should I tune on 6E -50cent ?, that the meter goes toward far left on the tuner. Is that collect way to do? But I can't get it right, because when meter goes to far left, it tend to change to 4D or something like that, and also the string G are sounds out of tune, so i can't follow the meter. Is there any other better way tune down?

Then, altlhough not so happy i managed tune down, then when I played the chord E5, it sounds ringing. again 3G are problem. Is that got to do with I am not press that key strong enough or what?

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post Feb 29 2008, 12:28 PM
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Your tuner sounds like it can only tune to EADGBE. So it can be quite tricky to use.


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post Feb 29 2008, 12:29 PM
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To do it keep playing fret 6 on the A string and tune the E string till it sounds like the 6th fret on the A string.

Then fret 6 on D string and tune A string to that note

Then fret 6 on G string and tune D string to that note

Then fret 7 on B string and tune G string to that note

Then fret 6 on high E string and tune B string to that note

Then tune the high E string so that it sounds like fret 5 on the B string

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post Feb 29 2008, 01:00 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 29 2008, 01:29 PM) *
To do it keep playing fret 6 on the A string and tune the E string till it sounds like the 6th fret on the A string.

Then fret 6 on D string and tune A string to that note

Then fret 6 on G string and tune D string to that note

Then fret 7 on B string and tune G string to that note

Then fret 6 on high E string and tune B string to that note

Then tune the high E string so that it sounds like fret 5 on the B string


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post Feb 29 2008, 07:03 PM
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post Feb 29 2008, 07:19 PM
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Hey Dango here is a neat little trick I use for this tuning.

Do you have a capo? If so place it on the first fret and then tune each string until your in standard tuning. Remove the capo and presto your tuned a half step down smile.gif

If no capo then just fret each string individually and do the same. Hope you find this useful.

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post Feb 29 2008, 07:26 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 29 2008, 07:19 PM) *
Hey Dango here is a neat little trick I use for this tuning.

Do you have a capo? If so place it on the first fret and then tune each string until your in standard tuning. Remove the capo and presto your tuned a half step down smile.gif

If no capo then just fret each string individually and do the same. Hope you find this useful.

rok

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post Feb 29 2008, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (dango @ Feb 29 2008, 05:25 AM) *
Hi, all. If anyone could help me?
I am tuning down 1/2 step to 6=Eb, 5=Ab, 4=Db, etc. I am using Fender Digital Guitar Tuner. So for example when I am tuning for Eb, should I tune on 6E -50cent ?, that the meter goes toward far left on the tuner. Is that collect way to do? But I can't get it right, because when meter goes to far left, it tend to change to 4D or something like that, and also the string G are sounds out of tune, so i can't follow the meter. Is there any other better way tune down?

Then, altlhough not so happy i managed tune down, then when I played the chord E5, it sounds ringing. again 3G are problem. Is that got to do with I am not press that key strong enough or what?

tks


i also have this tuner man, its only good for Standard and Drop D tuning, for Eb i have to tune by ear. sad.gif


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post Mar 1 2008, 03:17 AM
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Are you playing Hendrix because as far as I know, he played with his guitar tuned down to Eb. I wondered why Voodoo Chile was hard to play until I read this.


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post Mar 1 2008, 03:42 AM
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whats the tuning have to do with the difficutly of playing a song? lol


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QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 29 2008, 01:19 PM) *
Hey Dango here is a neat little trick I use for this tuning.

Do you have a capo? If so place it on the first fret and then tune each string until your in standard tuning. Remove the capo and presto your tuned a half step down smile.gif

If no capo then just fret each string individually and do the same. Hope you find this useful.

rok



Great tip! Thanks. smile.gif


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post Mar 1 2008, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE (KloCkWorXx @ Feb 29 2008, 09:42 PM) *
whats the tuning have to do with the difficutly of playing a song? lol


For some ppl(Well, for me at least)

I find that Eb tuning makes the strings a bit looser and easy to bend, esp on the Solo.
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post Mar 1 2008, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Feb 29 2008, 10:55 PM) *
Great tip! Thanks. smile.gif


Glad I could help smile.gif
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QUOTE (KloCkWorXx @ Feb 29 2008, 08:42 PM) *
whats the tuning have to do with the difficutly of playing a song? lol


laugh.gif laugh.gif maybe he was referring to the sound


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QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 29 2008, 08:19 PM) *
Hey Dango here is a neat little trick I use for this tuning.

Do you have a capo? If so place it on the first fret and then tune each string until your in standard tuning. Remove the capo and presto your tuned a half step down smile.gif

If no capo then just fret each string individually and do the same. Hope you find this useful.

rok

wow, that's sounds very easy. I am going to get that. Tks smile.gif
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post Mar 1 2008, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE (albino @ Mar 1 2008, 04:17 AM) *
Are you playing Hendrix because as far as I know, he played with his guitar tuned down to Eb. I wondered why Voodoo Chile was hard to play until I read this.

No, actually, I am playing 'Basket Case' Green Day. That how i started to play the guitar, I wanated to play Green Day!!! But I couldn't really, from the biggining there was tunde down problem, so it was never sounds right, I used to spend ages to tuning so I got bit bored to play. I haven't played for ages, but it has been 2 years since I stared play the guitar, so I thought I might try again. Because my hearing may be better than before, so I can tune better.

It was enjoyable to play. Plam muting is tricky for me bit ( i am not pressing hard enough), and when I play sounds ringing, so it's not great, but.... smile.gif

Is there any tip to play this nicely? smile.gif
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post Mar 1 2008, 08:01 PM
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TO play palm muting nicely? You need to mute the strings almost at the bridge and play softly and slowly at first, and work your way to a more agressive playing, watching the sound all the way.


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