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Re: Guitar Craft
EADGBE -> CGDAEG = -4, -2, 0, +2, +5, +3 semitones (note the +5 on the
2nd string vs. your -5 below). Standard guitar strings will work, but
those top two strings are very tight while the bottom is a bit flabby.
I find that it takes a while for my guitars to "settle in" to the new
tuning as a completely different torque is placed on the neck (treble
side tighter, bass side looser). A hybrid set of strings may work
better with superlight gauge on top, heavy on bottom. A little
googling will turn up discussions about the ideal gauges to use.
On 2/15/06, Ben <email@example.com> wrote:
> It's the second time I hear about this "new" tuning on the list.
> If I understand it well, from EADGBE tuning it's -4,-2,0,+2,-5,+3
> Does this mean changing the strings?
> Thanks for any info regarding this.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:48 PM
> Subject: Re: Guitar Craft
> >> I have never taken a GC course, so understand that I'm speculating
> >> based on what I've read. It seems to me that...
> > I think that you're also going to have to retune your guitar to Fripp's
> > New
> > Standard Tuning (NST) which is, from top (lowest pitched) to bottom
> > : C
> > G D A E G. The low C is the C below the usual low guitar E. If you
> > to
> > sound like a Crafty Guitarist, this is good, but I'm not so certain
> > other applications. There's certainly a good argument for adjusting
> > guitar
> > tuning from EADGBE but NST is a pretty radical change and you'll have
> > leave
> > all of your old chops behind. If you feel that you're in a rut, this
> > be a
> > good thing.
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin
> > www.TheNettles.com
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