Re: GnR Tunings
- From: "Larry" <none@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 10:45:37 -0500
Thanks for the input!
I'm beginning to get the picture. Take the 5 min to tune down the guitar :)
"Jon Slaughter" <Jon_Slaughter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Larry" <none@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Ok, I had something drive me nuts this weekend.
>> Just getting back into guitar, I'm starting by getting my chord/strumming
>> technique back (it ain't like a Bicycle, that's for sure).
>> So I'm looking over some songs, and I see GnR's Sweet child o Mine has a
>> pretty easy D G A C progression.
>> So I loaded it up, and immediately found _something_ was wrong. What I
>> was seeing/playing sure as hell wasn't what THEY were playing.
>> I checked some other tabs thinking the one I had gotten was bad. Nope,
>> all the same (except for the Cadd9 that some show - no biggie).
>> Then I learned something that not one of the tabs mentioned. GnR tends
>> to do most of their music with their instruments tuned down 1/2 step.
> Tends to happen a lot.
>> Now my music theory leaves a lot to be desired, and even I know you can't
>> just get around this by dropping down a fret. But I also don't want to
>> have to re-tune my Guitar everytime I play or move on from a GnR tune.
> well, dropping down a fret in this case is moving up 11 frets ;/ which
> will tound 1 octave higher and still require barre ;/ Or it is equivilent
> to moving up 6 frets on the 5th string and using other bar forms.
>> So I was wondering. What if I play all the Chords in their barre form,
>> and then drop down 1/2 step.
>> Will that get around the problem?
> I suppose you are playing along with them... else it shouldn't cause a
> problem. You can barre if you want... it can't hurt. Might not sound as
> full though. It maybe impossible to do some things if it gets complex but
> surely it won't hurt to try? ;)
>> Might be a bit brutal, but sounds like a good way to practice barre
>> chords :)
> Sure. Can't hurt nothing. Its better than taking the easy way out ;) It
> won't hurt, but you might not get the exact same musicality they have.
> i.e., since they tuen down 1/2 step they surely will be playing in
> Eb/Ab/Db/Gb/Bb. If it is in Eb then they probably use the Eb on the 6th
> string a lot... which you cannot do if you are in standard tunning...
> hence you will have to substitute the Eb an octave higher.
> What you could do is just play half-barre chords and let there base/guitar
> play the lower notes... Basicaly you would be playing the upper structure
> of the chords but would be easier on the hands than using a full bar if
> you are not comfortable with it... it should sound fine. You just might
> have to find the right position to make it match perfectly but either way
> it should work.
> Hope that helps some
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