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New Standard Tuning (NST) on Guitar (Teleberger "jazzCittern")

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Uploaded on Oct 17, 2010

A demonstration of New Standard Tuning. Similar to Full Fifths Tuning, NST (CGDAEG) is all fifths, with the exception of the high string which is tuned to G. Certain technical challenges are posed by Full Fifths and its extreme high B. This is very handily mitigated by NST, as most of it is fifths but we get some dandy tight chord voicings on the top end, too.

Still, it ain't nothin' but a big mandolin. :) Or a six-string cello with frets. And no bow. The improv advantages to Fifths Tuning are huge. It all makes sense.

This is performed on the Teleberger, i.e., a Tele body and Steinberger neck and bridge, going through a Mesa; Fender Precision Deluxe bass. Etc. Technically, a guitar tuned this way belongs to the prestigious jazzCittern family.

The tune is "Mandarin Orange" Copyright ©2010 by Craig Schmoller/Groveland Software Labs, Inc. All rights reserved.

Visit jazzCittern.com for more information.

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