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08/16/2009 8:34 pm
Why did the inventors of the modern guitar tuning layout, shift the b and e strings down one fret? I'm sure there is a theory reason behind it, but, was it worth it?
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08/17/2009 12:14 am
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerWhy did the inventors of the modern guitar tuning layout, shift the b and e strings down one fret? I'm sure there is a theory reason behind it, but, was it worth it?

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08/17/2009 1:37 am
You know... One of those moments where I look back and realize there is this nifty feature on the forum. It's called Search. I should have used it. ;)
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08/17/2009 2:11 am
Im pretty sure some of them just tried different things and thought it sounded good so they used it. But there is defenetly theory behind it.
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08/17/2009 2:20 am
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerYou know... One of those moments where I look back and realize there is this nifty feature on the forum. It's called Search. I should have used it. ;)


Sometimes it's nice to have a current discussion, too.
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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08/17/2009 8:02 pm
For those of us who don't have access to that forum, what is the answer?
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08/17/2009 11:56 pm
I forget it all, but one really good point was it would be hard to do Barre chords otherwise! There is a general advantage in barre and other chords to having the top and bottom stings being the same note.

There was also this wiki link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_tuning#Standard_tuning
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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