Electric Guitar - Carnatic Tuning and the strings

Discussion in 'Carnatic Music of South India' started by music_buzz, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. music_buzz

    music_buzz New Member

    Can some guitar experts throw some clear light on the tuning aspects of Electric Guitar to Carnatic setting (From EADGBE to ADADAD or BEBEBE) .

    Please explain in a little detail and also the exact string to use in each position from thinnest strings to the thickest(or From Bottom to Top ).

    Thanks a lot in Advance.
  2. Harsh Kumar

    Harsh Kumar The Official IGT Jester

    I use xxBEBE all the time for all the classical stuff that i play.
    I also use DADDAD, DADADA. They are known as open tunings!!

    Make your guitar sound like a sitar!!

    In my openion the base E and A strings should be avoided.
    Make compositions and hold notes in the first string and second string only (personal preference)

    Better resonance!!
  3. Angellica

    Angellica New Member

    You can also try Celtic or D Modal tuning: Low to high: DADGAD

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