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Re: OT: Tuning guitar in fifths/ my rant defending alt. tunings :-)
Andy ... in all my experience, you are only the 2nd person to mention the F# tuning for playing lute tab ... that was HOW I learned to play the lute before I got my lute!
Good on you ...
Dennis (Recovering Lutenist, now Looping Guitarist)
On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 6:50 AM, andy butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hmm, that's interesting.
Daryl Shawn wrote:
BUT I'm a nylon-string player.
I also play a lot of nylon guitar, it was pretty much my main thing
at one time.
Only alt tunings I ever found appealing on it were dropped D for
that nice bass note, or dropping the G to F# to play lute tab.
With steel strings, I like the change in sound from changing the tension,
but with nylon it doesn't inspire.
I wonder how much of the appeal from alt tuning is the change in timbre,
rather than the shifting around of notes.