• Fripp's tuning
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Fripp's tuning
on: February 26, 2019, 09:49:59
With a guitar that needed setting up again, I experimented with Fripp's tuning.

Fripp is an amazing musician/composer/you name it. A lot of his music is beyond me. But he's the only musician i ever saw in Paradiso Amsterdam, to walk off stage and check it the sound in the audience was according to his wishes.

Normal Guitar tuning (which I can't play) from thick to thin strings:
E
A
D
G
B
E

Fripp tuning:
C (lower)
G (lower)
D (same)
E (higher)
G (higher)

If you skip the 3/4 of an hour of the Gibson CEO interview, you've got some time to puzzle a bit on this one.
And you'll be amazed of the openness, the ringing sound that comes out of your guitar.
The lower 4 are tuned in 5ths, so mandoline or banjo players are at an advantage.

I don't like these kinds of uneven string pulling on a guitar, but i figure most guitars can handle this, since it's only the thinner strings that are tuned up. I didn't record, so i include a YouTube clip.
Curious about your adventures.
Kind regards, Gus










Re: Fripp's tuning
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 14:26:30
@LePlongeur  I've never been one for alt-tuning even though in folk music their used all the time.

It must have taken a good amount of time to figure this one out .

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Re: Fripp's tuning
Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 15:44:35
Yeah...Fripp is something special.

I'm working right now on something in DADGAD. I don't go there often.
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Re: Fripp's tuning
Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 18:16:56
I love slack keys and all sorts of alternative tunings, but DADGAD is a little too much a sect.
If you want to be stubborn (please do), please listen to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davey_Graham

And you'll love what you hear.
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Re: Fripp's tuning
Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 14:21:39
@LePlongeur , did you miss a string? According to google it's:  C-G-D-A-E-G

I'm curious toi try it out some time.. Thanks for sharing!
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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 16:30:20
You’re ab-so-lu-tely right @Mar T.
Sloppy typing. Sorry!

Thanks for taking good care of me. And my tunings.
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Re: Fripp's tuning
Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 20:48:13
hey, Gus....I am familiar with Davey Graham. I was also listening to some stuff by Martin Carthy. He likes CGCDGA. I tried that tuning but it was just to low and dramatic for me.



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