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 Morphing from piano to Stick tuning 
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Post Morphing from piano to Stick tuning
Which tuning is recommended? My Rail is being assembled in the next month or so. I have never played guitar.

Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:03 pm
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Post Re: Morphing from piano to Stick tuning
There's about a half dozen variations of the basic reverse ascending 5ths on the bass side and ascending 4ths on the melody side. For a 10 string Stick, Baritone melody might be a good place to start and by many players reckoning, the best use of 10 strings. A lot of guys also say RMR (Raised Matched Reciprocal) sounds great on a Railboard. Of those various tunings, there's not that much difference between them. They're all very symmetrical and kind of interchangeable. A bit like various size saxophones. If you can play one, you could play them all without too much adjustment. You won't fully understand that till you have a Stick in your hands and get the lay of the land. Go here and look at 10 string tunings for a closer look.

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Post Re: Morphing from piano to Stick tuning
There is a tuning for people who want to use piano method books, but it requires a twelve-stringed instrument. You can read about it here:


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