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Tommy Emmanuel's tuning quirk

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I read in a mag recently that he tunes his guitar a tone lower than concert standard... I take it thats to get less tension on the strings? But wouldnt he be out of tune with other instruments playing?

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Nope - Capo on 2 and play your standard shapes, or play everything a tone higher; so when it says play C you play D. Easy.

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