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|--- Mar 13 2001 Go to category|
|From:||Bill Polits (Richmond, CA)|
Greetings to Pat (or whomever reads this). I'm curious if the head to "Sirabhorn" from "Bright Size Life" is played in an alternate tuning? The only way I could get it to work is by raising the B string to C. I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know.
It's a great tune and I find it's spirit hauntingly beautiful.
if you are referring to the way it was originally recorded on "bright size life" - yes, not only a weird tuning, but on a 12 string.
all of the pairs of strings were tuned with the second (lower) of the two tuned down a 5th. the same tuning was used on that record on "midwestern nights dream". however, both of them can be played just fine on a regular guitar tuned a regular way. you just would get a less "clustery" sound.
best from pat