Why Drop C Is Cgcfad ?
Christophe
Oct 5 2011, 01:05 AM
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Hi guys

I was just wondering why the drop C tuning is the following CGCFAD ? It should be C-F-A#-D#-G-C, right ?

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dark dude
Oct 5 2011, 01:28 AM
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Drop C is CGCFAD.

If we look at E standard (standard tuning), it's EADGBE. To turn this into drop D, we only tune the low E one step lower (E -> D), to get DADGBE.

Drop C is one step down from Drop D (DADGBE becomes CGCFAD).

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What you have listed, C-F-A#-D#-G-C, is known as C tuning, It's E standard, but everything has been tuned down 2 steps.

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Christophe
Oct 5 2011, 01:35 AM
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It's now clear in my head thanks smile.gif But I never heard about C tuning, is it often use ?

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Oct 5 2011, 01:40 AM
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No problem! It's often used in metal - e.g. bands such as In Flames and Arch Enemy.

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thefireball
Oct 5 2011, 02:00 AM
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Great explanations Dark Dude.
Drop C tuning is fun to remember: see-gee-see-fad biggrin.gif
Here's an acronym I thought of just now:
Could Guys Crush Faces All Day?

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Cosmin Lupu
Oct 6 2011, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Oct 5 2011, 01:00 AM) *
Great explanations Dark Dude.
Drop C tuning is fun to remember: see-gee-see-fad biggrin.gif
Here's an acronym I thought of just now:
Could Guys Crush Faces All Day?


Ok Brandon! How about A E A D F# B - what would you use for the drop A tuning as an acronym? tongue.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 6 2011, 09:24 AM) *
Ok Brandon! How about A E A D F# B - what would you use for the drop A tuning as an acronym? tongue.gif


All earwigs are da F###ing bomb (?)

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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Oct 6 2011, 08:08 AM) *
All earwigs are da F###ing bomb (?)


Good ! biggrin.gif let's keep em coming tongue.gif

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Oct 6 2011, 11:17 AM
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Arch Enemy Always Does F# Bends

Alternately: Arch Enemy Always Defeats Fake B*tches.

At least one of these statements is true biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 6 2011, 02:24 AM) *
Ok Brandon! How about A E A D F# B - what would you use for the drop A tuning as an acronym? tongue.gif


A E A D F# B
Always Eat Apples Down For Sharp Brains

or

A E A D Gb B
Aria Eats All Day Growling Flat-out Beastly

I think I'm going to go through the entire alphabet of tunings and give them acronyms. I still remember Drop C! tongue.gif

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QUOTE (thefireball @ Oct 6 2011, 03:02 PM) *
A E A D F# B
Always Eat Apples Down For Sharp Brains

or

A E A D Gb B
Aria Eats All Day Growling Flat-out Beastly

I think I'm going to go through the entire alphabet of tunings and give them acronyms. I still remember Drop C! tongue.gif


Ahahahaha, I'll share this with the guys biggrin.gif I'm sure they'll love it biggrin.gif

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