[linux-audio-user] My First Linux Song

james at dis-dot-dat.net james at dis-dot-dat.net
Wed Feb 16 17:27:47 EST 2005

On Wed, 16 Feb, 2005 at 12:19PM +1100, Shayne O'Connor spake thus:
> LinuxMedia wrote:
> >> Well, we've had some interesting discussions on here lately about
> >> tuning guitars, check the archives. I've certainly learned how to
> >> improve my tuning, 
> >
> >
> > I almost passed up those conversatins, but stayed on the thread long
> > enough to find the one most important peice of information that has
> > (really!!!) improved my tuning... That is... tune one string with some
> > tuning device (i use a pitch fork) and then tune (all other) strings
> > to (that one) string that was tuned to the tuning device. That way,
> > there isn't a huge deviation from the original "center" because all
> > strings are being tuned from the same reference point.
> >
> > I understand the concept about the "A" string being "more stable" and
> > therefore start with that one. But I've had luck with the "B" string
> > (because I tune my guitar down a whole step and so the "B" string is
> > now an "A" string and the tuning fork is an "A" note). But I've had
> > great luck with this.
> >
> this definitely works better than whatever i was doing before (harmonics
> usually) ... still,
> ... i have now got my head above the linux-audio water, only to be
> king-hit by the tsunami of guitar-tuning, intonation, pickup placement
> etc etc
> i probly won't be resurfacing for another week (or until i get over this
> overwhelming out-of-tuneness paranioa i am now suffering - thanx
> everyone, ha ha!), but i'll hopefully have a tuned version of The Sailor

I can't wait!

> up, along with seperate audio tracks for those of you who want to have a
> go at mixing it!!!

Lovely.  Looking forward to it.

> thanx to all and sundry for the tuning info and the kind words!
> shayne

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