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Mark Allan Barnes

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Know any good string tunings for 11 edo or 13 edo?
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:47:51 PM »

I'm really having trouble using 11 and 13 edo. I want a string tuning that makes bar chords easy without making scale playing difficult. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Know any good string tunings for 11 edo or 13 edo?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 11:15:05 PM »

I'm really having trouble using 11 and 13 edo. I want a string tuning that makes bar chords easy without making scale playing difficult. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




Here is 13. I will post 11 later.
so this diagram tuning would go, 5 5 5 6 5 from the low bass string. these again are scales based from the open "E" strings.

my tuning is very comfortable and perhaps what one might conclude as most comfortable if looking for something familiar.
everyone says 13 is "way" out and "atonal" sounding but it's actually pretty normal, the fifths are just messed up, and the magic really seems to happen around the tritone-  you have a choice of two fitting into that interval space - one of which is a nice 11/8 approximation IIRC.
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Know any good string tunings for 11-edo or 13-edo?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 10:49:55 PM »

Hi, Mark Allan Barnes :)
I suggered that if you really want to play with much comfort the 11 and 13 EDOs make those guitars with only 5 strings. I agree with Ron, about the Dot-Inlays for 13-EDO (3· 5· 8· 10· 13: 16· 18· 21· 23· 26:), because it sees certainly symmetric and ordened.
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And now, with respect of 11-EDO I considered this Dot-Inlays: (3· 4· 7· 8· 11: 14· 15· 18· 19· 22:) Thats maybe looks weird, but this follows a ordened patron of symmetry. (and looks beauty :) )
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Greetings and I hope that helps you.

!!!'!!!!'
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Re: Know any good string tunings for 11 edo or 13 edo?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 01:41:59 PM »

Thank you very much for that. I'll look into the 5 string idea.
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Re: Know any good string tunings for 11 edo or 13 edo?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 06:34:34 PM »

I'm really having trouble using 11 and 13 edo. I want a string tuning that makes bar chords easy without making scale playing difficult. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




Here is 13. I will post 11 later.
so this diagram tuning would go, 5 5 5 6 5 from the low bass string. these again are scales based from the open "E" strings.

my tuning is very comfortable and perhaps what one might conclude as most comfortable if looking for something familiar.
everyone says 13 is "way" out and "atonal" sounding but it's actually pretty normal, the fifths are just messed up, and the magic really seems to happen around the tritone-  you have a choice of two fitting into that interval space - one of which is a nice 11/8 approximation IIRC.


Blackwoods Subminor is actually Wilson's 8+5 MOS and has since been named Father for those interested.
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Re: Know any good string tunings for 11 edo or 13 edo?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 05:34:05 PM »


Here is 13. I will post 11 later.


Hi all; I discovered this board looking for an 11-edo tuning. Any chance you (or someone) might still suggest one? Thanks!
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