help! what does "tune guitar 1/2 step"??

Discussion in 'Pakistani Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by Shane, May 5, 2005.

  1. Shane

    Shane New Member

    Can someone tell me what it means when somebody says "tune guitar half step down"

    I am new and have no idea. thanks
  2. anshphenomenon

    anshphenomenon Rape me :boff:

    this means tuning ur guitar using the 6th fret in place of 5th.
  3. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Normally, we tune the guitar using standard tuning i.e. eBGDAE (or EADGBe if you prefer). But in some songs you have tune your guitar half step down i.e. D#A#F#C#G#D# (from eBGDAE). To do this, first tune your E string to D# - press the thick E string on the 6th fret and then tune the E string with the A string (i.e. match the note of the E string on the 6th fret with open A string). Now your E string is tuned to D#. Now tune the other strings normally. :rule:
  4. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    It's much faster and better if you use a tuner for this. By the way, this thread should be in the Beginner's Q&A Forum.

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    and yeah ..guess what.......when i was tuning my guitar 1/2 step doen for the first time

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