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Russell Adkins


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Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 14 Sep 2017 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

What is the E7th tuning used for mostly( type of music) on a console or lap steel?
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Scott Duckworth


From:
Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 7:13 am     Reply with quote

On my E7 6 string, I use (low to high) B, D, E, G#, B, E.

That is an older traditional E7 tuning.
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 7:15 am     Reply with quote

Low-to-hi.....E-B-D-G#-B-E....OR...B-D-E-G#-B-E
are probably the 2 versions of E7 that I have seen.

It all depends on what tuning you are currently coming from, the gauges you are using now and what type of music you want to play.

Sorry, didn't see Scott's reply.
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Scott Duckworth


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Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 1:33 pm     Reply with quote

The tuning I use above works well for older gospel melodies where you can play across the neck, and only move the bar two places from the root position.
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Russell Adkins


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Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 9:08 pm     Reply with quote

I built a couple console steels , one i tuned to c6 and the other is the e7 tuning which im not familiar with , i was just wondering what style of music is played on E7 tuning
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Scott Duckworth


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Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 3:09 am     Reply with quote

Any music you want to play. I play traditional and some contemporary gospel. E7 is not quite as "Hawaiian" as C6, but closer to E9.
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 6:23 am     Reply with quote

Blues/rock on Low-to-Hi...E-B-D-G#-B-E as it has that nice power chord on the bottom.

Personally, I wouldn't use Low-to-Hi...B-D-E-G#-B-E but would instead use Low-to-Hi...B-D-F#-G#-B-E which turns the tuning to E9, gives you a minor chord on the bottom and there probably isn't much you can't play on that tuning. This version I got from a Mike Neer post a long time ago. Plus, it works perfectly with C6 gauge strings.
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James Kerr


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Scotland, UK
Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 12:14 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Russell,
Here are a couple of Videos I played in E7th to give you an idea of the usage. and sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWVll5SxZ7M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmvyDhW1QD8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LGqX-o0kX8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0v67c44E3E

James.
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Scott Duckworth


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Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 1:49 pm     Reply with quote

Nice playing!
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C. E. Jackson


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Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 3:13 pm     Reply with quote

Great playing, James.

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Russell Adkins


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Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 6:46 pm     Reply with quote

Nice playing as usual James , It seems e 7 is pretty much open to play what you will , Im not familar with the tuning thats why i ask , thank you all for the replys . Russ
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