Different tuning for dead songs?

Different tuning for dead songs?

Postby big_river_bum » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:56 am

I've noticed that 'this must be the place(naive melody)' sounds better if i play the G,Am7,Bm7 with the high e string tuned down to B. what tuning is this called? is there any dead songs or other songs anyone knows of that sound better with this tuning?

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Postby jackr » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:31 pm

So you would tune the high e string (first string) to a B? the same as the second string?
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Postby big_river_bum » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:53 pm

yes. i think i turns most chords into a 7th

also, i was playing the song 'golden' today by my morning jacket. its tuning is very fun. lots of open strings for an "airy" sound

e
B
G
E
B
E
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Postby jackr » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:58 pm

I am not really familiar with that tuning although it is an E minor open tuning but that is usually done like this.

E
B
E
G
B
E

I have never used it myself.
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