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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Tunings & shapes Reply with quote

I'm interested to hear what Tunings you are all using frequently and what shapes you are using with them? I want to have a mess about with something so inspire me beyond standard and drop d
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go open G like Keef but keep the bottom E the same. Muck about with the G or D major scale and it's great. From another thread I posted in (I think I'm wrong with the add9 chords as they're something else):

George wrote:
If you haven't already twigged it yet here are the corresponding chord shapes that works in the G major scale:

Majors barred
Code:

  Gmaj Cmaj Dmaj
D---0---5---7
B---0---5---7
G---0---5---7
D---0---5---7
G---0---5---7
E---x---x---x

D major open
D---4
B---3
G---2
D---0
G---x
E---x



Add9 chords you can do easily by hammering on the above shapes with your index and text finger

Code:

 Cadd9 Dadd9 Gadd9
D---0----2----7
B---1----3----8
G---0----2----7
D---2----4----9
G---0----2----7
E---x----x----x



Minors
Code:

  Emin Amin Bmin
D---2----7----9
B---0----5----7
G---0----5----7
D---2----7----9
G---0----5----7
E---0----5----7



You can also look at this tuning from the point of D major by scrapping the Cmajor chord and replacing it with Amajor and swapping Aminor for F#minor:


Code:

  Amaj F#min
D---2---4
B---2---2
G---2---2
D---2---4
G---2---2
E---x---2


The best thing about all these chords is you can let any amount of notes ring openly and it will still be in key and give you lots of options to experiment and go nuts Ė as a general rule donít stick the open bottom E in too often with major chords and youíll fine. Itís really good fun, I think dream pop describes it well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers George, I'll have a play around with this looks like fun
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitars:

Westone: CC G#G#
Aria Pro II: DDDDDD

Basses:

Westone: EADG
Encore : CEAD
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wwrrss wrote:

Aria Pro II: DDDDDD



i'm admitedly not too knowledgeable about alternate tunings, but how do you do that? what string gauges are you using?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 x 44s.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Sean what shapes do you use on those tunings or are you just playing lots of single note appeggios?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just grab big hands full of strings and put loads of dirt on. I'm no good at songs.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wwrrss wrote:
I just grab big hands full of strings and put loads of dirt on. I'm no good at songs.


Smells like Jazz to me Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like double drop D, DADGAD and EADGBB. I've been meaning to try out some of the tunings Ricky Wilson used on the first two B-52s albums for ages now, too.
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