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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2009, 09:49:58 pm »
I want to try a 12 string but I couldn't find one 'round here for me to try out.

Anyway I'd like to know what the answer is to the question that was posted before this.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2009, 09:57:56 pm »
agreed i'm curious now

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2009, 10:18:44 pm »
my guess

you tweak all the pegs some until everything gets a little wobbly and rattly along the fretboard then you tweak them a little more just for luck

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2009, 12:13:06 am »
Lol. :P
Today I started transcribing 她来听我的演唱会 by Jacky Cheung.
However I'm not sure how far I will get with this...
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2009, 04:00:48 am »
You lower the pitch of all the strings. E down to C#
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2009, 07:28:04 am »
Seriously, what is wrong with you kids these days ?
Never tuned a guitar in a different tuning then E before ?
Downtune all string 1½ note, and presto : C# tuning...
C# F# B E G# C#
It helps if you use a strobe tuner btw.

@ cue zephyr : if you ever visit Den Haag, check out this shop : http://guitarchopshop.com/
They have a few 12 string acoustics.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2009, 04:04:14 pm »
I have tuned to DADGAD before, and now I tuned one to Eb.

@ Dan Graves: I will visit DH just for that, just like I visited Cologne to visit MusicStore. :P :P
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2009, 07:21:29 pm »
Sorry for the non dutchies, but...
@ cue zephyr : Ik bedoelde dus, ALS je ooit in Den Haag bent, ga er dan eens langs, ik bedoelde uiteraard NIET dat je speciaal daarvoor naar Den Haag moet reizen.

Ik weet dat je Engels niet 100% is, maar begrijpend lezen is toch niet al te moeilijk dacht ik zo...  :P

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2009, 07:27:55 pm »
Mijn punt was dus, ik reis daar wel speciaal voor naar Den Haag, omdat ik daar over het algemeen niet kom, dat bedoelde ik.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2009, 07:38:55 pm »
That's just insane.
So, that wasn't sarcasm, and you travelled to Cologne, just to see a music store ?
Again, insane.
I should inform you though, the shop doesn't have many 12 strings, 3 or four at best, it's a REALLY small shop.
I really meant it when i said "a few".

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« Reply #85 on: September 15, 2009, 08:26:40 pm »
I woldn't be going there with just 12 string guitars in mind.

Enough off topic.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2009, 08:32:48 pm »
Dan Graves:

I've used alternate tunings it's just the tension on a 12 string is greater than a guitar with 6 strings so I was surprised and shocked that it was possible to tune a 12 stringed guitar to C#. 

And I know the tension is greater because at one point I wanted to play my dad's 12 string until I looked at it and told him the neck looked funny because it split away from the body all on it's own.  We took it to my favorite guitar shop (because they do repairs) and they said it would make a nice wall clock meaning the bridge had bubbled.  The neck they could fix but once the bridge bubbles it's useless.  Although they did say we could take the risk and put a new top on it but we all new that even if we did that the guitar would not sound the same. 

He still has it and we had to take the strings off to prevent further damage but it's sadly a dead guitar.  But it's so beautiful to look at. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2009, 08:48:35 pm »
"I was surprised and shocked that it was possible to tune a 12 stringed guitar to C#.

And I know the tension is greater because at one point I wanted to play my dad's 12 string until I looked at it and told him the neck looked funny because it split away from the body all on it's own."

C# is LOWER / LESS TENSION than E. C# D D# E ----> higher

The reason the guitar was ruined is because it was supposed to be tuned lower with that specific string gauge you have on it. You adjust the string gauge and de-tuning ( LOWER ) so the guitar doesn't self destruct.

C# is about is low as most people go. But depending on the guitar and the string gauge, anything from the LOWER C# up to E is typical.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #88 on: September 15, 2009, 10:15:16 pm »

I'm still learning the bits and pieces to Extreme - More Than Words


That's a nice song to get your fingerstyle under control, nice and slow, and yet still fairly intricate, with lots of little bits of nuance.

@TB-AV : thanks for that, i don't think i could have written an explanation on why she was wrong without giving myself a stroke from the sheer effort of not using any offensive terms.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #89 on: September 16, 2009, 08:17:22 am »
@TB-AV : thanks for that, i don't think i could have written an explanation on why she was wrong without giving myself a stroke from the sheer effort of not using any offensive terms.

I couldn't image cooler company to have a drink with than TB-AV and Dan G; discussing AN topic woudl be interesting!


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I was on a roll because i managed to remember the fignerign so fast and the tempo came quite quick... then my wife came whinign she wanted to go to sleep. hate it when I have to interrupt a fruitful session of guitaring..
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