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I play punk rock/ska , and tune to standard .

By the way , when you downtune , A is still 440 ... Unless you're talking about baroque music or something .
 

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We tune to 440.


High energy?

Well, I give what I have every night. Generally speaking, after three 1 hour sets I have very little left in the tank.



What I mean to say, is that after I spank the plank I have no gank left in the tank.
 

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here is a trick that DOES work, whether you tune down a 1/2 tone or not.

Try tuning the whole band to A-442Hz. It will definately bring the band and crowd alive.

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jimmy peters said:
here is a trick that DOES work, whether you tune down a 1/2 tone or not.

Try tuning the whole band to A-442Hz. It will definately bring the band and crowd alive.

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We tune down 1/2 step. I am interested in this suggestion. Can you explain?
 

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ne1roc said:
We tune down 1/2 step. I am interested in this suggestion. Can you explain?
I presume you are tuning down a 1/2 tone because of a keyboard- sax horn -etc. this means that when you are playing in E the band is playing in F.
f=1 flat
E=4 sharps

now, when you tune to A 442 Hz
you are actualy raising every key and note 2 Hz.
It is a fact that a band that is playing sharp tends to want to push harder, resulting in the audience also responding.
try it and see what happens at your next rehearsal.
Keep me advised.

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Lester B. Flat said:
It also drives the harmonica player bananas.
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this is a european tuning. see if you can purchase harmonicas from europe{NOT FOR EXPORT].
THERE MUST BE ALL KINDS OF PLACES ON THE WEB.
If not , try a thicker sole on your shoes.

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A-442hz.

ne1roc said:
We tune down 1/2 step. I am interested in this suggestion. Can you explain?
A-442hz. is the european tuning, the touch sharp is more FELT than HEARD, resulting in a higher pitched/energy sound.
Our band used it for about 15 years and it DOES work
 
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