August 6th, 2012, 02:00 PM
Ok, I'm having some trouble here. Is this E Modal, or the Bruce Palmer Modal?
Or is that the same thing?
Some sites online say this tuning is EEEEBE and/or EBEEBE..
(I'm obviously not too well versed in alternate tunings, although I do love me some Open G)
Anyway, I'd like to try it out, and I was wondering if anyone here played in this tuning and could offer suggestions as to good online sources for getting started, chord info, etc.
August 6th, 2012, 03:30 PM
Learn "Suite Judy Blue Eyes"
August 6th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Thanks Don! I really dig CSN(and Y), and that was one of the reasons I wanted to try it out
August 6th, 2012, 04:51 PM
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is tuned like this but somewhat flat. Not exactly Eb, but lower than E. All tunings are modal in some way - the major scale is the Ionian mode, after all. People tend to use "modal" to indicate ambiguity between minor and major. This is simply E5 tuning.
August 6th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Maybe I'll have better luck googling E5 tuning
August 6th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Well, I think the CSN&Y tuning is called E modal. Guitar players tend to come up with their own terminology. Even that is a form of E5 tuning.
August 6th, 2012, 08:57 PM
and if you finger pick...
4 + 20 by Stills
August 7th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Nobody here does this?
C'mon Ken, I figured you'd have some good advice!
August 7th, 2012, 11:41 PM
mal, do you really find it odd that no one here plays out of this tuning? I only ever heard of one guy using it - Keith Richards, and only one using EEEEBE - Stephen Stills. Kind of a waste of a guitar to keep it tuned like this for two songs, it seems to me.
August 8th, 2012, 12:04 AM
I have a spare acoustic tuned to GAGDAD, this tuning also works with 4+20, suite judy blue eyes, kinda fun for noodling
August 8th, 2012, 07:01 AM
"Power E tuning" TM ... that's the official name from now on! :-D
August 8th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Nobody here does this?
I do occasionally tune to both EEEEBE and EBEEBE. No idea what they're called though.
When I do , it's more for a My Bloody Valentine sound rather than CSN. A couple of their songs (To Here Knows When for example) are based on this tuning so I usually just mess around with the chord shapes for them. You get plenty of droning notes going on.
To get the correct sound you have to gaze at your shoes too. :wink:
August 8th, 2012, 09:34 AM
I think it´s referred to as "Open E5 Tuning" in some guitar magazines.The tune "Carry On" from CSNYs album Deja Vu has the same tuning,only tuned down a half step.In some transcriptions "Love the One You´re With" is notated in Open C5 Tuning.
August 8th, 2012, 11:54 AM
Hey Noby thanks! I'm going for the MBV thing too, but I didn't think that would get any responses:lol:
JB, yeah, I do find it odd. There are 80,000+ members here, all different playing styles and techniques. I didn't think this tuning was that unusual, but maybe it is
Thanks for your help everybody
August 16th, 2012, 03:21 PM
aerosmith - no more no more