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Drop a Half Step for Live Performance ?

 
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Postby mwt » June 19th, 2006, 1:59pm

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BillisCool wrote:Mostly it comes down to a vocals thing, wherever the singer wants to hang out.


If the singer is having a problem over a half-step, I would think it is more breath support than the song being in E and not E flat...


There is something to be said for that, but it's probably not appropriate in this discussion. At some point, your voice just can't comfortably go higher... and even more so on a higher octave. Perhaps for some that happens to be the difference between E and Eb.


But, and I think this might be what Bassman is getting at, why not just do the tune in D if you can't sing it right in E? No retuning required....

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Postby Creamy Algorithms » June 19th, 2006, 2:05pm

Like drop d Mike?

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Postby bassman78 » June 19th, 2006, 2:07pm

mwt wrote:
BillisCool wrote:
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BillisCool wrote:Mostly it comes down to a vocals thing, wherever the singer wants to hang out.


If the singer is having a problem over a half-step, I would think it is more breath support than the song being in E and not E flat...


There is something to be said for that, but it's probably not appropriate in this discussion. At some point, your voice just can't comfortably go higher... and even more so on a higher octave. Perhaps for some that happens to be the difference between E and Eb.


But, and I think this might be what Bassman is getting at, why not just do the tune in D if you can't sing it right in E? No retuning required....


Exactly. Why make fixed pitch instruments suffer from having to play in flat keys...

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Postby Creamy Algorithms » June 19th, 2006, 2:13pm

So you're saying tune down a whole step for the fucktards like the piano player so it's easier on them?

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Postby bassman78 » June 19th, 2006, 2:18pm

MexicanGrady wrote:So you're saying tune down a whole step for the fucktards like the piano player so it's easier on them?


No tune down a whole step for myself.

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Postby Creamy Algorithms » June 19th, 2006, 2:20pm

That's crazy talk.. Get a pitchshifter.

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Postby BillisCool » June 19th, 2006, 2:28pm

Now this is all just crazy talk.
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Postby Gertrude » June 19th, 2006, 2:29pm

bassman78 wrote:
MexicanGrady wrote:So you're saying tune down a whole step for the fucktards like the piano player so it's easier on them?


No tune down a whole step for myself.


i thought you were saying just change the friggin key instead of making anyone tune differently?

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Postby mwt » June 19th, 2006, 2:30pm

Actually, I was talking about transposing the song to D, not re-tuning anything....If E is too high, then Eb would be just barely not too high and D should be comfortable....You guitar players and yer funny tunings.....

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Postby Creamy Algorithms » June 19th, 2006, 2:31pm

But D might be too low. Eb is just right man I'm telling you. I fucking heart Eb.

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Postby bassman78 » June 19th, 2006, 2:35pm

What I would like to do is the following (seeing that I caused confusion)...

Tune my guitar (or have it set up actually) to DGCFAd. That way I can employ different voicings for open (folk) chords, plus have a slightly deeper tone. Then if I want to play in standard (EADGBa) tuning, a capo (which I have on me all the time... :P ) on the second fret would make it like a regular guitar...


Ps. Eb is for saxophones...

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Postby Creamy Algorithms » June 19th, 2006, 2:37pm

Capo.. hahahaha. fag.

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Postby mwt » June 19th, 2006, 2:39pm

MexicanGrady wrote:Capo.. hahahaha. fag.


Dude, he's immune....once he saw Matt Smith use a capo it became OK...

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Postby Creamy Algorithms » June 19th, 2006, 2:40pm

Who's Matt Smith?

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Postby Gertrude » June 19th, 2006, 2:42pm

i couldn't live without my capo. tr00ly.


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