Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:07 AM
But, in a coffee-and-white russian-fueled night, I stayed up 'til 4 a.m. searching message board before I finally uncovered for what I was digging--how Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers) tuned his guitars. I saw the phrase "banjo-like tunings" pop up more than once. So I did some more searching, learned that DADGAD was a banjo-like tuning, and went to town.
And it opened a new world to me. I've had my guitar this way for a month and I've been pulling some great stuff out of it. I figured a few Crooked Fingers songs out in one night (something I had tried for months to no avail in standard tuning). It's fun, since you can pull off droning notes like crazy.
Guitarists, bassists, violinists and all other string players--are there any alternate tunings you like?
Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:58 AM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:02 AM
I spent some time this year revisiting Lowell George, he used A ( EAEAC#E)
Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:53 AM
Oh, and mumbleypeg--those tunings are cool. I'm going to have to play with DADAAD.
Edited by Jason Panella, 23 December 2007 - 01:54 AM.
Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:10 PM
Posted 29 December 2007 - 04:10 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:46 PM
The Funky Avacado - tuning B1A2D3G3A3D4
The Rootwitch - tuning B1A2D3E3A3B3
and Ritual Dance, which you may recognize from the film August Rush - tuning D2A2D3G3C4C4
Edited by Baal_T'shuvah, 06 March 2008 - 03:01 PM.
Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:49 PM
Hey, stef, your welcome. Any time I can introduce the music of Michael Hedges to folks makes me a happy camper. If you want to see more, follow this link to YouTube. This user has some incredible video's of Hedges in concert from the early 80's, up until Nov. 1997 a few weeks before his sudden death. It is really a treasure trove of clips.
There is a six part guitar lecture he gives that is fascinating to watch (even if the quality is poor). I didn't realize that Hedges was left handed until viewing this footage, and I wonder what inspired him to take up the guitar using the right handed style. But it does explain how he had so much strength to continuously tap/hammer on-off/pluck with his left hand.
Hope you decide to check it out.