RE: [Harp-L] OT guitar tunings
BiscuitBoy axed :
Hey groovy guys and groovy chicks, (dark sun glasses on and snapping fingers) I was looking at info about Gibson's robot guitar and came across something that said "Hendrix tuning." Does anybody know what they are talking about? Did Hendrix have a weird tuning that he used?
Hurricane sez :
Hendrix used drop " D " tuning and also he would tuned his guitar a half step down to Eb and sometimes a whole step to the key of " D "
The reason for a whole step or half step drop is a looooooooooser string setting means for bigger and stronger bends when your really torque down on a note .
The Robot guitar's automatic tuning(s) are a really cool innovation and it's about time it happened to guitars since keyboards have had similar electronic advantages and now new guitar players and players are thinking are wondering
" what if "
now for the electric and acoustic guitars .
Other tunings are cool too . Hawaiians are famous for what they came up with with " Slack Key " tuning(s) for the acoustic and slide guitar ( many say slide guitar was invented by the Hawaiians ) and many different ones too . The Doobie Bros have a excellent song called :
" Slack Key Soquel "
is a great example of this variation applied to the Doobie's guitar skills :)
Led Zep did too and many many more have used them , this thing is well know THANG to really serious guitar musicians , it's not something new at all .
My dream is a harmonic with similar tunings in one harp with the diatonic electronically . We all know a chromatic does it, they has multiple tunings in different keys already .
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