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Dealing with built-in Commas in Lap Steel Tunings

 
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lalaland



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 am    Post subject: Dealing with built-in Commas in Lap Steel Tunings Reply with quote

Ok, so my band has been playing 'Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers', a beautiful tune by one of the best young guitarists out there IMHO, Kaki King. Its basically a step-wise petatonic tuning with a major 7th at the top.

F G A C D E

Now, the tune is in A minor, so that fudges things some, but tune that up in the key of F major (only two wound strings).
I am having such problems with this. I tune it to just, but that sixth is giving me such a rash. Pythagorean? Or up a third and down a fifth? Having that G in such a low position on that tuning makes it really difficult to live with the just version of that sixth beacuse of the awful beating, but that pythagorean sixth doesn't sit will at all with the F, or the just major seventh E.

I don't have any problem with this in tunings where the second is above the sixth, such as my tuning for my own 'Tree Song' :
B C# E F# B E (just; in the key of E major).
But having that second below the sixth is killing me. Any thoughts?

BTW, if you guys haven't tried the step-wise tuning stuff, it's beautiful. Really thick, full chords. Just really hard to tune...
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Swain



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Location: Arkansas

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you tune the G a little flat, and use pressure from the Bar/Slide to bend to pitch when needed?
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