ilapsteel – All About Lap Steel Guitar Tunings, Chords, Scales, Voicings and more
wow! great info, is this for a 12 string lap steel? never seen one before..
Yeah Its set to arrive shortly.
Glad you enjoyed. This “Theory Tuning” is truly a labour of love.
what do you mean set to arrive? as in you’re getting one or there is one in production soon?
Check my post https://ilapsteel.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/custom-built-12-string-lap-steel-guitar/
What would be the most useful 10 strings, if you had only 10?
Either E13 or C6
C6th sure, but you can cover most ground with 8 strings.
Right not I’ve got L-H
Bb-C-E-G-A-C-E-D On 8 strings.
Don’t know E13.
What I’m inquiring is what do YOU think would be a good setup for 10 strings if I wanted an all around “get as many chords” 10 string arraignment to play new age and jazz standards. I have other 8 stringers, but looking for something completely new/ different..
L – H – – C6TH/A7
D, F, A, C#, E, G, A, C, E, G
Compress my tuning
E13#9/F – Compressed
F,G, G#, B, D, E, G#, B, C#, F#
in both 10 string tunings you will have to focus on the 3rd, 7th, plus any higher extensions.
Then in certain instances like you will be missing some M9,9,m9 chords so you will have to voice 3rd, 5th, 9th.
Both tunings however have beautiful straight bar 2-5-1 in close proximity. mine also has their subs and more advanced voicing one fret down or up.
All Drop 2 voicings are in them as well. So you can pretty much play ALL jazz songs using drop 2’s and their inversions and get away with it.
However I prefer 12 strings as this gives you the missing chords 3rd’s and 7ths plus extensions.
Can’t wait to hear what you decide.
CORRECTION mistake you may have to drop the low F on 10th string and then put a F# back next to the G#
G, G#, B, D, E, F#, G#, B, C#, F#
I’d like to try your compressed tuning for sure!
My son has advanced music theory knowledge from his 12+ years playing the piano, and could help me work out some tunes I’d like to do. Bill Hatcher kills! I always wanted to figure out what he was doing… almost tuning chromatically?
Stefan, thanks for some direction! If you’d like to impart the string gauges that would be a big help! Thanks for your time,
Bill uses the Leavitt tuning not my tuning
String gauges are pedal steel 12 string universal e9/Bb6
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