I have been exploring this tuning (bass-to-treble, and ceiling-to-floor):Gb--B--D, also expressed as b1--3--5 .Is this a known/established tuning? If not, I will share the rationale and examples of…Continue
THIS WILL MAKE THE WORLD BETTER!Consider a 3-stringed instrument, such as a Cigar Box Guitar. A default tuning might be open Gmaj, or (from head to feet) G--B--D.My idea is to reverse two strings,…Continue
"Today I will present the rationale behind this (new?) tuning. I hope thereby to convey why I find it exciting. I will also explain why I have referred to the so-called “flat root”. I do ask, however, that this seeming…"
"Are you looking to find tunes played in that specific tuning? I don't think I know of any, but it would work for jazzier style tunes. It would be easy to finger the different relative minor and majors from it. Basically what you have it tuned…"
"I understand that to speak of a b1 is technically odd/incorrect. That being said, is this tuning (or any transposition of it) a KNOWN tuning? If so, could anyone direct me to a resource where it has already been described?"
I have been exploring this tuning (bass-to-treble, and ceiling-to-floor):Gb--B--D, also expressed as b1--3--5 .Is this a known/established tuning? If not, I will share the rationale and examples of chord types below .See More
"For barre chords I use the index finger for G-D-G and the third finger for the Bb string. But I mostly use chord shapes on the four-string and for that whatever finger is on the highest string just has to move up one fret...
My reason for using this…"
"On a related note: I sometimes tune down the highest string on my four-strings half a step (from G-D-G-B to G-D-G-Bb for example) to achieve a similar but less complicated effect. This turns everything to minor while it still allows for playing…"
"In the post above, I meant to say "to flat-fret the B--D".
One more extension ....
When using a pitch-shifting stomp box, one can electronically modulate the signal to play in ANY MAJOR OR MINOR KEY with NO RE-LEARNING OR CHANGES to the…"
"An extension of this idea: Putting the "perfect fifth" string in the middle (e.g. B--D--G, from head to feet) and using the thumb to flat-fret the B--G (i.e. the third AND the fifth) gives you all the DIMINISHED chords as well!"
" I have short fingers and using the thumb wasn't ideal on a 6 stringer, but a 3 or 4 string CBG should be possible. We just have to adapt and teach us old dogs a new trick. Haha
Sometimes I have a hard time getting the smaller string on…"