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You will have a very small amount of extra wear and tear on that machine head and the groove in the nut that string passes through, but aside from that this should cause no damage to an acoustic or electric guitar. The change in tension on the neck from that one shift is not significant, in fact you can get a greater change from atmospheric conditions. So ...


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I admire your diversity in the exercise of your craft! From Rock and Metal to church - that's some versatility! You should have the guitar set up for the lowest tuning you will use regularly. If you have your guitar set up for standard tuning, and you have the relief and action set according to the way most folks like their acoustic guitars (reasonably low)...


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Since you're only loosening one string, and for a short while, no harm in that. The other strings may change their tuning slightly in the process, but that's o.k. Those DGs are good guitars, but consider keeping it, and having two when you upgrade - one standard, one D-tuned. Yes, on electrics, it's the same, except those vibrato-equipped will probably have ...


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This will not hurt the guitar, especially since you're only adjusting one string. Even with more general tuning changes, e.g. changes to open D, you won't hurt the guitar; the worst side-effect might be sub-optimal neck relief. Re-tuning will tend to wear the strings more; causing them to break more easily, but I've noticed this more on the thinner strings....


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You are correct that the songs will not be "broken" in the sense that they won't sound totally different. Every single note will sound lower, but the relationships between the notes will be preserved - because every note will be lowered by the same amount. As you note, that will make the overall song sound a little different. It will make each song sound "...


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I haven't done it as described with the basses and trebles reversed, but I do have one old electric guitar in what I'd call high tuning (I think some people call this "Nashville" tuning). I tune it to EADGBE but all six strings are trebles taken from two sets. With this the "EAD" are plain unwound strings and are an octave higher than standard (and what ...


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I would say scales are easier and chords are just different. It's almost like learning the same chords in a different position on the neck of the guitar that you've never learned before because that "position" doesn't even exist on guitar. It's also only four courses so it's a bit simplified. For example, an open G major chord is easy on mandolin: It's 0 0 2 ...


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I change my tuning all the time, including using DADGBE as you do and have had the same guitar for a decade, with no problems as a result. Especially since you are just slightly changing the tuning of the low E string, which is your strongest, I doubt it will even have an impact on the strength of the string. It is NEVER my first to pop!


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I am not aware of anyone who has tried taking a standard right hand guitar and reversing the strings so that the bass and treble strings are on opposite sides of the fretboard - to still play it right handed. Although it might create some interesting inversions of chords. It would certainly sound unusual, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. But there ...


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I once played that song on guitar accompanying a singer and I think I used the voicings shown below (and some variations). They all have some open strings and are very easy to play, yet it's all in standard tuning. Use a capo to play it in (almost) any key you like, I don't remember the key I played it in. Gmaj7 (no 3): 3 X 0 0 3 2 Cmaj7: X 3 2 0 0 ...


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Sounds like you need to check any guitar chord charts, and only consider the bottom 4 strings shown. For some it won't be too satisfactory, as often with open chords, the 6th and sometimes 5th strings are not played (usually because that's where the root should be). The voicings may or may not be to your satisfaction, but the chords are playable straight ...


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The guitar is not just tuned in a standard tuning which is transposed down. From what I can hear and see, the low three strings are definitely C G D I believe that the high strings are just standard tuning, which would make the complete tuning C G D G B E which is not one of the standard open tunings but a mix of drop C and standard tuning. The tuning ...


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Sounds like a baritone to me. They use a slightly longer scale length, and thicker strings, and one of the many tunings is C F Bb Eb G C, so standard chord shapes can be used. Not as low as a standard bass guitar - in fact the bottom 4 strings (in B E A D tuning) are an octave above normal 5 string bass guitar tuning.


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I did it for you, since I was curious: Low A: .034 wound D: .028 wound G: .020 wound C: .017 plain E: .011 plain High A: .008 plain Total tension is almost exactly the same. Individual tensions are pretty close. One main difference between electric and acoustic strings that may come into play is that on electric guitars, the 3rd string is usually plain, ...


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Having spoken to a guitarist I work with who planted a mandolin neck onto his acoustic guitar complete with bridge and soundhole, and pup, (it works really well with both!) he said that he thinks of each as a separate instrument. Guitar chord shapes belong to one set, mandolin shapes to another, and the twain never meets. So, just like learning a new guitar ...


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Lowering and raising the 6th string tone regularly will wear the nut slut to different degrees depending on whether the nut is bone or some sort of plastic, especially if it is a steel string guitar. Too much wear and the string will develop fret buzz. A lead pencil rubbed into the nut slots makes for a great lube for the stings to slide across the nut ...


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Scale length is the measurement from the guitar "bridge" (the bottom end of the guitar strings) to the guitar "nut" (at the top end of the the guitar strings) and is the most important thing to note when selecting strings. A normal guitar's scale length regardless of body size, is 25.5". Some guitars (like small bodied parlor guitars) have a scale length up ...


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ADGCEA is a common tuning for mini guitars. The 3 higher strings are tuned like a ukulele. My Yamaha GL1 guitalele is 17" bridge to nut. So the high A string is tuned to 440. So apart from the 5 semitone difference, it plays just like a guitar. I haven't bought new strings yet, but most likely I'll get the set Cordoba sells for their guilele (Aquila 96c)...


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I've had some musicians state that the following tuning is Drop C tuning (E is dropped to D, and then all strings are dropped 1 additional step) That's generally what is used, as it the same relative tuning as drop D, so from a chord perspective, the fingering is the same, only at a lower pitch. The first two strings make 5ths which makes it possible to ...



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