Sunday, 1 March 2015
Discovery of a new thing... Nashville tuning. My songwriter partner Charlie Bateson came across this and here I am playing his guitar with the Nashville tuning. The guitar is still tuned to standard but the bottom four strings are with a lighter gauge and tuned an octave up. The effect is like a twelve string but without the flab. It narrows the sonic spectrum, playing solo would be a bit limited but alongside another guitar in regular tuning it sounds great, like a big Mandolin!
We have already worked this tuning into a new song 'Soul of a new machine';
"...lights go down, smoke goes up, the moment to flee has run away..."
Pinch punch the first of the month, have a good week. x