Is it safe to use any tension and tune to standard E?



Asked by: Scott Lindsey

Can you play any song in standard tuning?





Question 2) Can any song be played on guitar with standard tuning? The answer is theoretically yes, but it might not sound the same. Alternate tunings will change the character of how the guitar sounds when played and some alternate tunings render unique sounds that would be difficult to emulate in standard tuning.
Mar 14, 2020

Is it safe to tune a guitar to open e?

The potential problem with Open E Tuning is that it puts more tension on the neck of the guitar which can damage the neck. The fifth and fourth strings are tuned up a whole step. Because these strings are thick, tuning them up a whole step each puts a lot of excess tension on the guitar neck.

Can you tune a string to E?

Yes. It would snap, and the tension trying to get an E would damage the neck. I wouldn’t advise replacing a string from a different gauge set either; even if it is the same string you have spare.
Apr 27, 2011

Does alternate tuning hurt the guitar?

While alternate tunings can shorten the life of your guitar strings, changing tunings is unlikely to damage your guitar. Most alternate tunings are actually lower in overall tension than standard tuning, so there’s no real risk of applying more tension than the guitar can handle.

Can you play drop D songs in standard tuning?





Re: Can you play open D songs in standard tuning? Yes you can. You can also play it in a double drop D to keep the 3 D notes or in drop D to keep the d base note.
Feb 29, 2012

How do you tune a standard E flat?

So I'm going to go to the fifth string. And I'm going to go to the sixth fret one two three four five six right and I'm going to try. And match that so I have to come down to flatten. Right.

Who uses open E tuning?

The most common open tunings for slide guitar playing are open E, D, G and A. Allman and Trucks, widely considered to be two of the greatest slide players ever, have mostly preferred to play slide in open E tuning, which is spelled, low to high, E B E G# B E.
Jul 29, 2019

What is standard E tuning?

Standard tuning defines the string pitches as E, A, D, G, B, and E, from the lowest pitch (low E2) to the highest pitch (high E4).

What tuning does Derek Trucks use?

open E tuning



Like Duane Allman, Derek always plays slide in an open E tuning (he plays everything in the open E tuning), and this example offers a solo in his style played over a “Blue Sky” type of backing track.

What’s the lowest you can tune a guitar?

Let’s get started and compare standard tuning to drop G tuning and show you how it’s done.

  • Standard tuning for guitar, uses all six strings, from lowest to highest: • E (lowest string) …
  • Drop G tuning alters the pitch of all six strings, making it easier to play power chords in the key of G major. …




Should I detune my guitar after playing?

The Short Answer:



Keep your guitar tuned up to pitch, especially if you play it regularly. There’s really no reason to detune a guitar that you play regularly and, in fact, it would be pretty inconvenient if you had to completely retune it every time you wanted to pick it up and play.
Jan 1, 2016

How much can you detune a guitar?

Theoretically you can down tune a guitar as low as or in fact lower than a bass, but you’d need very thick strings and extra long scale length to do it and it wouldn’t sound very good. Generally my rule is use a 7-string or baritone guitar,[…]
Jan 25, 2010

Should I loosen my guitar strings when not playing?

Just like a fine Bourbon, the tone of a solid wood guitar should improve over time. In order to let the tone and resonance develop, you shouldn’t loosen the guitar’s strings when you aren’t playing. Tune your instrument, and let it rest.
Nov 2, 2018

Can you over tighten guitar strings?

Yes, guitar strings can be over-tightened. If they are tuned very high, the tension will be too much, which can result in broken strings or guitar damage.
Mar 8, 2022



Can you tune a guitar higher than standard?

Theoretically, yeah, you can tune up all you want (’till your strings break, anyway). The only two common tunings I can think of off the top of my head that are higher than standard are open E and open A. Stay hungry, stay free, and do the best that you can.
Nov 16, 2009

Why do guitarists tune to E flat?

This is because there is more tension running through thicker strings. So you have to use more force to fret notes and to move the strings around. Tuning down to E flat reduces this tension. And this makes thicker gauge guitar strings easier to play, whilst allowing you to enjoy the benefits that they offer.

Why is standard guitar tuning in E?

The reason standard tuning on guitar is EADGBE is because it lays the fretboard out in a manner which is physically ergonomic to play, as well as being musically intelligent.
Apr 25, 2021