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9/5/10 11:53 AM
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The Kangaroo
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Do any of you guys that have played for a while NOT play in standard tuning anymore?

I ask because I started getting into alternate tunings about 2 years ago and I cannot go back to standard tuning anymore. It doesnt interest me at all. Its like I dont feel like anymore can be done in standard (either E or dropped D for that matter) that is remotely interesting or unique. It just bores the hell out of me.

Right now, I have an unhealthy obsession with playing in BGDGAD on a classical guitar. That has been my primary tuning now for like 6 months. I've popped out of the tuning on a couple occasions, but I go right back the next day.

Im just curious if anyone stays in alternate tunings or has gone through a similar period in their playing. I just find it interesting the little phases you can go through on an instrument, though this one has gone on for years now and I dont know if it will ever end.
9/6/10 3:31 PM
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I play out of tune frequently, does that count?
9/8/10 4:21 PM
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The Kangaroo
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nostripewhite - I play out of tune frequently, does that count?

i mean intentionally!
9/8/10 11:30 PM
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Oh.

I've only been playing a year. I was going to tune down and try some Iommi stuff, but at this point I think getting my mechanical and technical skills down is more important.

Back to 'Wasting Love' for me.
9/9/10 9:07 AM
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nostripewhite - Oh.

I've only been playing a year. I was going to tune down and try some Iommi stuff, but at this point I think getting my mechanical and technical skills down is more important.

Back to 'Wasting Love' for me.

 im not talking about de-tuning, rather alternate tunings
9/10/10 11:27 AM
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Not really.. just detuning.. I usually keep my 7 string in Bb and I have a 6 string that I keep in C#.  There's a few songs I play here and there with alternate tuning, but I usually just go back and forth as needed.  
9/29/10 11:40 PM
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FightMeI'mIrish
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What king of stuff do you do in BGDGAD? I play classical, what kind of chord shapes do you use?
10/3/10 3:19 AM
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El Maquina
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Most of the stuff I want to play(Dufour, Mckee) isn't in standard tuning, so I'm out of it more than I'm in it.
10/6/10 3:39 PM
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As long as you don't play in BAGDAD....uh, attempt at a joke there.
10/7/10 1:44 AM
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^ha
10/11/10 12:29 AM
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Rawbass - As long as you don't play in BAGDAD....uh, attempt at a joke there.


Down 5 semitones on the 6th string?

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