Just bought the tab (Peter Ciluzzi - Soliloquy) and it is said inside that the tuning is BG#EF#BE. I've been fighting with my simple nylon 6-string guitar trying to set this tuning but the song doesn't sound! My best attempt is (starting from standard EADGBE): -5/2 tone, -1/2 tone, -5 tone, -1/2 tone, unchanged, unchanged. But it doesn't sound. I would be grateful for any hint or, even more, for an instruction how to set this tuning up.

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If you are using a chromatic tuner, just match every string with the tuning indication, without thinking about semitones.

In any case, it would be -5, -1, +2, -1, 0 0.

In order to prevent the low string from buzzing, consider changing to an heavier gauge one if you plan to play in this tuning often.

Btw here it mentions B B D F# B D, but of course you should trust the original tab better.

  • Seems like "-5, -1, +2, -1, 0 0" works! Thanks alot @moonwave99 !!!!
    – rrv
    May 24, 2020 at 12:15

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