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post Mar 17 2009, 11:54 AM
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I am having some trouble understanding how to tune to dropped "D". I am using a Korg GA-30 tuner.
If I understand the concept correctly, I tune all strings to standard, then tune my low E to D...right?
On the tuner, I am able to tune showing a half-step down, full-step down..etc. What should I be tuning my low E string down to? one-half, whole? Which one gets me to dropped D? I hope I'm making some sense for all of you. sad.gif

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post Mar 17 2009, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE (GuitarMonkey @ Mar 17 2009, 10:54 AM) *
I am having some trouble understanding how to tune to dropped "D". I am using a Korg GA-30 tuner.
If I understand the concept correctly, I tune all strings to standard, then tune my low E to D...right?
On the tuner, I am able to tune showing a half-step down, full-step down..etc. What should I be tuning my low E string down to? one-half, whole? Which one gets me to dropped D? I hope I'm making some sense for all of you. sad.gif


It's a full step down mate. Half step would be from Eb to E or D# to E which is the same.

1 fret distance is a half step
2 frets distance is a full/whole step

You should learn intervals, you'll need it all the time.


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post Mar 17 2009, 07:19 PM
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Your 6th string should sound like your fourth string but an octave lower. I think then when you have approached it by ear then you can use your tuner to be more precise.

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post Mar 17 2009, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Mar 17 2009, 05:00 AM) *
It's a full step down mate. Half step would be from Eb to E or D# to E which is the same.

1 fret distance is a half step
2 frets distance is a full/whole step

You should learn intervals, you'll need it all the time.

Thanks for the help. This answers my question. I'll work on those intervals. biggrin.gif

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drop it down a major 2nd, or M2 or a full step because D to E is two frets thus two half steps thus one whole step thus a M2

sorry, i no the question was answered but im practicing my theory


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