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Bluesy

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Bebop tuning question?
« on: October 15, 2011, 10:46:06 PM »
On bebop tuning, do you lose the draw C on hole 4? I find that I use that a lot, especially for legato phrasing, and where it is at the top of a phrase and I'm going back down, and where the tone leading to it is a draw note.

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Re: Bebop tuning question?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 11:08:00 PM »
Bebop changes the blow C on hole 4 to a Bb--also the C# to a B.

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Re: Bebop tuning question?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 11:48:54 PM »
Bebop changes the blow C on hole 4 to a Bb--also the C# to a B.

But the draw C remains as is?

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Re: Bebop tuning question?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 01:17:44 AM »
Yes--
The only notes that change are the first of the redundant C notes--and their slide counterparts.
So instead of a C blow chord, it's a C7 (or C#7).
The Dm6 (or G7/9 with no root) which is the draw chord is unchanged.
I like this tuning a lot, it's very similar to the normal tuning, but its virtues are many.