Favourite tuning?



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Favourite tuning?

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:51 pm

I play a lot of open d. The d(reamy) tuning. There's just something about open tunings that fit the way I make music. I get lots of wonderful open chords out of it. I also use open e or g, but for that I just capo the open d. I wish I had one guitar per tuning, like Kevin Shields...
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby MechaGodzilla » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 pm

Going between G and D is really easy coz the chords shapes are more or less the same accross the root/3rd/5th strings in the middle. I like both.

Big up to Eb/half-step down, Db/1.5 steps down and good ol' EADGBE.

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby dubkitty » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:13 pm

other than standard tuning, i'm particularly fond of DADGAD. when you play in friendly keys like G and D, this tuning gives you lots of opportunities for ornamentation via hammer-ons and pull-offs. the lower the bottom string goes, the better i like it...i used to tune acoustic guitar to a C modal tuning when i was a sprout to play Stephen Stills shit: CGCGCC. the nicest thing here is that you can riff on one of the unison top 2 strings and use the other as a drone.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:15 pm

I'm more fond of DADGAe, I find it more fun having the high e there for fun chords and interesting riffs with the top three strings. :idk: I've been keeping one guitar in this and one in standard for ages and I love it.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:09 pm

One of the main reasons I want another guitar is to have two tunings easily available at all times. -_- (Well, more than two. If I have one in standard, it's now suddenly a lot easier to go to eB.)
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby voerking » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 am

for a while, i used CGDGCD. i stole it from a list of Sonic Youth tunings, and it worked well for the band i was playing with.

i didn't realize at the time that it was a Celtic tuning
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby whoismarykelly » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:59 pm

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Benn Roe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:09 am

I've got a guitar in DADFAD (open D minor), which I've been playing around with, and enjoying.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Ghost Hip » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:13 pm

A tuning I have fallen in love with this past year is EGDGBe. Basically drop the A string to G. That's it. But you can play any chord shape you already know in standard or even drop D tuning and you get a rad jazzy chord. Wanna go back to being a simpleton? Bump that Drop D shape down a string and you're on that powerchord train, my dude.

I found this tuning through a couple Pumpkins songs, most notably Thirty Three, but I use it to emulate King Krule's The Ooz and write jazzy shoegazey moody bullshit.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby neonblack » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm

Ghost Hip wrote:King Krule's The Ooz and write jazzy shoegazey moody bullshit.


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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby ibarakishi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:11 am

currently all my instruments are tuned half a step up from normal tuning for each
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Paul_C » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:31 pm

Std. tuning at the moment, but I do noodle using a modified phrygian dominant scale that is daft enough not to be recognised as a "proper" scale.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby 3205 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:00 pm

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Blackened Soul » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:54 pm

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby friendship » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:38 am

Paul_C wrote:Std. tuning at the moment, but I do noodle using a modified phrygian dominant scale that is daft enough not to be recognised as a "proper" scale.


1 – ♭2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – ♭6 – ♭7 –style?

E standard has always sounded too high pitched for me (too much grunge during my formative listening years), so I keep my guitars in D standard these days.

Bennroe, I love open minor tunings.
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