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  1. #51

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    Tom IBarra is a young jazz picker..he has videos doing promos for Ibanez playing a 335 clone... can anyone tell me what tuning he is in on those videos...it doesnt look like standard..

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  3. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by 995
    Tom IBarra is a young jazz picker..he has videos doing promos for Ibanez playing a 335 clone... can anyone tell me what tuning he is in on those videos...it doesnt look like standard..
    Link? I just watched one, playing a 335-ish model, sure looked like standard.

    Good young player.

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    I think its something different....he plays Exactly like I like to listen ....totally ...
    maybe someone who does fusion like that can chime in.... maybe its a drop the E thing or maybe DADGAD
    Last edited by 995; 03-03-2020 at 06:36 PM. Reason: edit

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    A new name to me. He could already really play by the time he was 15:


  6. #55

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    Standard tuning. I just played along with some of his videos, and I was matching his left hand.

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    rather thn start another thread..... does Metheny use standard tuning on his electrics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 995
    rather thn start another thread..... does Metheny use standard tuning on his electrics??
    Yes.

    He does play a Baritone Acoustic on "One Quiet Night" which is tuned to the regular intervals of standard tuning, but down to A and then the middle strings are up an octave. But the intervals are still "standard."

    In the early days of the PMG, he'd have an electric 12 string around for some tunes, might not have been in standard. It was used for stuff like the harmonics in "San Lorenzo"

    The "Phase Dance" intro is Nashville tuned, again, octave shifts, but standard intervals.
    Alternate tunings are pretty uncommon in jazz, the few people who I can think of who DID tune differently than standard ALWAYS tuned that way. So basically, in jazz, you pick a tuning and stick with it...can't afford to have the notes moving around on ya

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    What are your favourite alternate tunings?
    I find I get bored playing the same licks and chord shapes. Alternate tunings force me to play different chord shapes and patterns. From these new voicings new song ideas often spring forth.
    My go to tunings are open d flat or double drop d. But I'm always looking for new alternatives to experiment with.

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    My favorite 'alternate tuning' is the one I always play in. Starting from lowest to highest:

    E B D G B Eb

    Fortunately or unfortunately I've used this tuning and only this tuning since I taught myself to play guitar at age 13. To me at that time having a 5th interval at the bottom instead of a fourth just seemed more logical (no need to mute the A string for a barred minor). The flattened E string gave me easier access as a kid to more complex-sounding chords. For example a barred major chord such as G becomes an Em7add9/G or a GM13.

    Been playing exclusively in this tuning for almost 50 years...too late to turn back now ;-)

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    Major 3rds tuning! It was quite a bit of a gamble though since I wasn't a big fan of the major 3 interval in standard tuning and much prefer the 4ths interval. I just tuned to 3rds because it just made more sense to me logically than all 4ths and hoping to see if I can get used to it.

    Now I much prefer the 3rds adjacent string interval and view 4th string adjacent intervals as the weirdo ones. YMMV obviously! Some people don't like the feeling of major 3rds tuning. This tuning forces me to use all 4 fingers mostly so I don't know how this would affect mostly 3 fingered players. I didn't mind so much since I played classical guitar back then but yeah. So far I have been 2-3 years exclusively in this tuning and its going pretty well so far. (Donna Lee is a b*tch to play in this tuning though but I can handle)...

    !

  12. #61

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    DADFAD and standard with the A down an octave. Down-tuning in general.