Started by Silence Dogood, December 18, 2022, 11:00:45 AM
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Quote from: Silence Dogood on December 18, 2022, 01:01:54 PMI pretty much never play with others so there's no difficulty there. I will need to get another tuner where I can set the pitch differently since my Snark defaults to 440. I can definitely hear the differences in the sound examples
Quote from: Silence Dogood on December 18, 2022, 01:01:54 PMI pretty much never play with others so there's no difficulty there. I will need to get another tuner where I can set the pitch differently since my Snark defaults to 440. I can definitely hear the differences in the sound examplesI've heard on YT. The best way I can describe it is it's less bright but not darker: it's really just more lush and mellow overall, like the music breathes a bit more. I dislike standard tuning and never use it because to me it sounds tight, stifled, and makes guitars harder to play and therefore less enjoyable. YMMV. So something like this is of interest to me.
Quote from: Queequeg on December 18, 2022, 05:53:34 PMYou might possibly be a good candidate for a baritone. Ever played one?
Quote from: Silence Dogood on December 18, 2022, 06:04:09 PMWow, great idea. I've never even seen one in person much less played one. I did have an octave mandolin for a while. It got old quick.
Quote from: Silence Dogood on December 18, 2022, 11:00:45 AMI've been watching some YT videos on this and have listened to some of the music tuned to this lower pitch. I'm not interested in the conspiracies that go along with the topic, but the sound is very intriguing. I'm thinking of trying it out soon. Have any of you messed around with this 432 tuning?
Quote from: mike in lytle on December 18, 2022, 06:50:21 PMI am curious. I believe you say you tune down a step on the acoustic, so is your plan to tune down to 432 from "standard pitch", or go even lower by tuning guitar to 432 from your "one-step down" pitch? Mike
Quote from: Silence Dogood on December 18, 2022, 10:00:39 PMWow, this thread got lively! Nice! Yes, I keep my guitar tuned down a whole step at all times (well, not today when I absolutely fell in love with DADGAD, but that's a different thread). So yes, I'd have to establish the 432 pitch and then go down a full step. I'm genuinely curious.My Snark has no pitch-shifting feature on the back. I'll either have to get another tuner or tune off YT till I get one. I don't see how this would affect singing anymore than capo usage would? Since one just has to sing in whatever key is "there." The baritone guitar deal really is interesting. It'll make for some good YT time this week! Thanks for bringing it up @BOWIE.
Quote from: B0WIE on December 19, 2022, 07:43:18 AMSinging is largely muscle memory. You can certainly adjust your pitch to what you're hearing, but muscle memory is a strong thing that fills a bigger role in our lives than most people realize. When you're using a capo, everything you sing is still relevant to standard pitch and you have a muscle memory for all the notes in standard. When you shift that slightly, you're completely relying on your ear and may actually be fighting against muscle memory.Think of living in a house with stairs your whole life. You can probably walk up them in the dark because your muscle memory knows how far apart they are. Move to a house where the stairs are taller and longer, and you won't be able to just go up them so effortlessly at first.
Quote from: Queequeg on December 19, 2022, 10:16:42 AMIn North Africa, since ancient times, homes were built such that livestock (sheep, goats) were housed below on the ground floor and the family lived above. The stairs were constructed very irregularly, each of varying height so that during an invasion the attackers couldn't quickly and easily charge up the stairs.