The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62501 Message #3278870
Posted By: GUEST,Paul Jay
23-Dec-11 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Skip Jame's Tuning ???
Subject: RE: Skip Jame's Tuning ???
The E-B-E-G-B-E tuning referred to in these posts is called Cross-note tuning. It is simply tuning the guitar to an Em chord by raising the A & D strings one whole step. Then, you can play an E major chord by using one finger to press the 3rd string at the first fret. Skip James used this effectively in "I'm So Glad". He also used this tuning for "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues".