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Darius Wave
post Feb 15 2016, 12:52 PM
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Hey there GMC'ers!

Lately I was wondering what is best choice of guitar tuning for the metal lessons. These days a lot of people play in a lot of different tunings - from standard, thorugh a few different drops, to an 8 string guitars. I'm curios what is your tuning and due to this what tuning would be perfect for you while learning matel lessons. I think this question makes sense especialyl for beginner players and people who do not own multiple guitars with multiple different tunings.

Please share your thoughts wink.gif


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post Feb 15 2016, 03:35 PM
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I prefer to learn lessons which are in the standard guitar tuning. I have only one guitar (it's funny but I never wanted more guitars) and can be very, very, very annoying while learning a lesson to change the tuning every time when I want to play something else.
But....of course if it's an awesome lesson and I need to learn the techniques from it, I can make some compromises and give up for a short period at the comfort of a standard tuning wink.gif

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post Feb 15 2016, 04:55 PM
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Was never a fan of downtuning smile.gif

Drop D isn't much of a deal (can make some sense for powerchords I guess) but seems as you mention people want to go lower. Yet what I noticed is most don't buy a 7/8 string biggrin.gif keep adjusting the truss, buying thick strings...I'm too old to understand youth I guess biggrin.gif

Nice that you are making the effort though, I've always felt gmc (actually the whole web) lacks a bit on powerchord training (or maybe I just didn't bump into them)

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post Feb 15 2016, 05:30 PM
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I think that even if there is a lot of metal lessons, the world keeps changing - quality goes higher and the template of lessons change as well. I think it's a good idea to refresh some rhythm lessons time to time smile.gif But these days it seems to become harder to perfectly match the needs. I would really like to know how most of the students tune their guitars so the lessons would reach bigger amount of people without a need of total readjustment of the guitar. I've seen some students having 13-56 strings and using the same instrument for both - standard tunnig and dropped biggrin.gif


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post Feb 16 2016, 05:28 PM
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I prefer lessons in standard tuning or Drop D and usually avoid ones that don't. I have multiple guitars and know how to do a proper setup, but it's not worth the effort to switch it up all the time. Either of those tunings will teach you metal rhythm, if you want to play lower I feel like you can transfer that knowledge easily on your own to do covers or whatever. I personally don't understand Drop Z and 8 string guitars either, but that just means I'm getting older I guess. None of my metal guitar heroes needed low tunings and are plenty heavy.


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post Feb 16 2016, 05:38 PM
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Hi Darius... good Topic!!

I am here at GMC to learn playing the guitar a little bit better.... For me its wasted time to change the tuning during practising mad.gif So only the standard tuning makes sense for me... smile.gif
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post Feb 16 2016, 05:55 PM
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that depend on what song i learn, but i always have an axe tuned down to D# to work some tittle

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post Feb 17 2016, 02:20 PM
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I have a main guitar in standard tuning, but I can change it to drop d even though it's a floyd rose. And I have a second guitar in Drop C. So, lessons in those tunings are best for me. I have a Digitech Drop pedal and I used that once on a baritone drop A lesson from Cosmin. However, I only have 6 string guitars.


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post Feb 17 2016, 03:19 PM
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At one point I had my 7 string tuned to GCGCEbCD, which is a Cminadd9, I believe.


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post Feb 17 2016, 08:41 PM
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From your responses I have an conclusion that most of you do own standard tuned guitar anyway...even if there is additional, low tuned guitar. So it seems to make sense doing lesson is standard or drop-D tuning. That's important information for my further work with lessons. Thanx for sharing your opinion smile.gif


yoncopin - same with me - all my heros play not lower than Eb or drop D. I do put some killer gauges time to time, adn tune one of my guitars to a different tuning but most of the time I prefer standard. Some song have great power because guitars are supported by the bass playing really really low and it overall creates feeling of being low but at the same time keeps separation between bass and guitars. With 8 string instruments it starts to be a problem. Some bands even don't have a bass player smile.gif


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