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RE: Tuning guitar in fifths for wider orchestration options

Thats why i like the CGDGBE tuning, D to light e are just as usual so it's easy to solo. You don't have to relearn that much. it also almost open G which is great for some stones stuff and a C chord with low C, G E(4th string secondfret)G, C (B string first fret) and E sound HUGE :-). I tried this one of my 27" scale Swans and it sound GREAT with a ordinary d'addario 010 set. VERY Cool tuning that i have not seen that often.
Is there anybody else fooling around with this tuning?? Does it have name?

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:44:38 +0100
Subject: Re: Tuning guitar in fifths for wider orchestration options
From: mark@markfrancombe.com
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

I've been watching this tread with grrat interest, I think its amazing how so many of you have experimented with tunings, and have of course tried some things myself on spare guitars, for effects. (Like for example the tunings that Rick mentioned, about tuning the whole guitar to one note for groovy droning noise stuff etc).

What really amazes me however is... do you guys reall RE-learn all your scales and chords for all these different tunings?  I mean, if you tune to this 5ths approach... how do you play a chord!!! Its taken me 33 years (since I first got a guitar) to learn a few girl guide chords, and a couple of bar chords.... one (ok two) scales, that I can slide up and down... but the thing that has stopped me REALLY getting into tuning is this... Do I really have to forget what I ever knew... and dedicate my life to a new tuning????

I myself have been using baritone guitar for 10 years, with a A based tuning, this gives me the LOWS I need for bass parts, and I use a lot of pitch shifting, and can go high enough... but this is still standard tuning basically, just tined down a bit...

Have to try out this 5ths thing


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:14 AM, Charles Zwicky <cazwicky@earthlink.net> wrote:
Per Boysen wrote:
Anyone here on the list having tried tuning a guitar in fifths for
wider orchestration options? Or even wider intervals? Would make sense
when looping to get lower bass and higher highs. I guess you have to
pick a custom string set for this.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

I have been tuning in straight fifths for  the past 15 years or so....