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Old 07-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have a set of guitar tunings that create some very interesting sounds?? Lets share them here!

Here's mine to start with:

D
G
C#
F
C
F

With this tuning, try the chord fingerings for: G, D, E, C, Aminor for some interesting sounds

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is that written low to high or high to low?
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is that written low to high or high to low?
My guess is that it's high to low because of the octave strings, that always sounds nicer in a lower pitch. I could be wrong though.

Here's one that I made, it sounds somewhat melancholy and is fantastic for slide work, low to high:
C#
G#
E
E
A
C#

EDIT: looking more closely at the tuning, it could easily be from low to high due to the closeness of the strings pitches to that of standard tuning.
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Interesting combination of Es in the middle, are they tuned to the same octave? C#-G# is the same interval as dropped-D just a half step down but then you tune the D string up which just throws everything for a loop hehe
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Yeah, the E's are at the same pitch. It makes a really nice ringy sound when they're both plucked. Again, a very nice tuning for slide.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ooh I have a list somewhere of cool tunings, I use tons

Here we go: (low to high)

DADF#AD
DGDDGD
DADDAD
DADGAD
EADF#BE
EADEBE
EEBABD
GGDGBD
CFCGCE
CGCFCE
CFCFCF
C#F#C#F#BbC#
CGCGCE

Most of them are pretty common actually (a bunch of them are just Nick Drake tunings... ), but I suggest GGDGBD, DADF#AD and CGCGCE specifically for the coolest sounds

Edit: to clarify, the notes that are the same (i.e. GGDGBD) are in the same octave

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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High to low, sorry guys! Should have specified.

Thanks for the contributions! I'm going to try these out!
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