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Old 12-12-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Good songs in Eb tuning

Tried searching but didn't come up with anything worthwhile. List some good songs up Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb tuning.

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Old 12-12-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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Any song that's in standard tuning ever. Just down a semitone.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #3
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:08 PM   #4
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almost all rock bands at one time have had a few songs in Eb.

also when bands play live, i see they tune Eb a lot....

Metallica, Pantera, RHCP, Alice in Chains, System Of a Down Etc Etc....
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
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Eb standard is pretty lame, tbqh.

Stevie Ray worked in Eb a lot.

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Old 12-12-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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yeah B standards where its at.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:18 PM   #10
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Any song that's in standard tuning ever. Just down a semitone.

This, it's not like it makes any real difference
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:52 PM   #11
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This, it's not like it makes any real difference
If you want to play along with the CD it does...
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:56 PM   #12
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About half of all power metal bands, I would guess. Maybe a little more than half.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #13
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Weezer.

And I think a lot of bands who play live using this tuning do so because it's easier to sing to.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #15
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almost all rock bands at one time have had a few songs in Eb.

also when bands play live, i see they tune Eb a lot....

Metallica, Pantera, RHCP, Alice in Chains, System Of a Down Etc Etc....
When did RHCP play a half step down?
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:34 PM   #16
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Yea I just wanna jam with some songs in Eb and not have to tune and retune my guitar everytime. Someone said earlier a lot of bands tune flat when live. How come? String slackage, a lil easier to play? Who knows...
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Someone said earlier a lot of bands tune flat when live. How come?
Easier to sing along to.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:23 PM   #21
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Yea I just wanna jam with some songs in Eb and not have to tune and retune my guitar everytime. Someone said earlier a lot of bands tune flat when live. How come? String slackage, a lil easier to play? Who knows...
I like Eb as well, what I suggest to you, is buying coughcoughdownloadcoughcough a copy of Cool Edit Pro or some recording program, in which you can lower the pitch of songs, so that what you can play any song in Eb...

Thats what I do.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:36 PM   #22
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cool edit pro can drop the pitch? thats awesome i've never used that feature before.
weezer is almost always in Eb.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:52 PM   #23
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Protest the Hero- Blindfolds Aside

Although thats in drop Db depending on which tab your using

But I play it in Eb, the lower notes are unnescassary
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:55 PM   #24
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:25 PM   #25
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Scarified or most things by Racer X. Or just play any song that's in standard and it will sound fine, just a half step lower.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #26
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Weezer.

And I think a lot of bands who play live using this tuning do so because it's easier to sing to.

yesssss. Weezer are the greatest.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:40 PM   #27
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Ill try that cool edit pro idea too. Legally of course.... Is it fairly easy?
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:46 PM   #28
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Yea I just wanna jam with some songs in Eb and not have to tune and retune my guitar everytime. Someone said earlier a lot of bands tune flat when live. How come? String slackage, a lil easier to play? Who knows...
Easily done with a winamp plug in called pacemaker
Does it in real time too, no need to mess around with cool edit pro (lol)
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:42 AM   #30
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When did RHCP play a half step down?
on blood sugar sex magic there are at least 1 songs tuned down a half but maybe more i couldnt say for sure

anyways jimi hendrix tunes down a half step from time to time doesnt he
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