Weiss London MS now online

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Alain Cloutier
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Re: Weiss London MS now online

Post by Alain Cloutier » Thu May 23, 2019 12:03 am

I did play with an alto guitar tuned in f minor at 415 instead of d minor. It worked quite well. I could learn to read the tabs with it, choosing music written for eleven courses. It persuaded me to finally buy a Dresden from Michael Tames to be able to play everything. I never regretted it.

Learning to play from the tabs is very easy.

Thanks a lot Rob for the link! Quality is great.

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Re: Weiss London MS now online

Post by soltirefa » Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 am

I did play with an alto guitar tuned in f minor at 415 instead of d minor.
At 415 I guess it would effectively be e minor. In that case the first string on the alto guitar would remain a G. Interesting.

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Re: Weiss London MS now online

Post by Alain Cloutier » Thu May 23, 2019 10:13 am

soltirefa wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 am
I did play with an alto guitar tuned in f minor at 415 instead of d minor.
At 415 I guess it would effectively be e minor. In that case the first string on the alto guitar would remain a G. Interesting.
That was what I figured out. I stringed it with D'Addario speciality singles.

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Re: Weiss London MS now online

Post by soltirefa » Thu May 23, 2019 1:09 pm

Alain Cloutier wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:13 am
soltirefa wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 am
I did play with an alto guitar tuned in f minor at 415 instead of d minor.
At 415 I guess it would effectively be e minor. In that case the first string on the alto guitar would remain a G. Interesting.
That was what I figured out. I stringed it with D'Addario speciality singles.
Stringing the alto guitar to d minor would be way easier IMO. String 1 goes from G to F (easy), strings 2, 3, and 4 are the same (no change), string 5 goes from C to D , 6 from G to A, and the rest use individual wound basses.

e minor, on the other hand would be a hassle. You would need lots of new diameter strings.

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