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tagging tabs with tunings

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Hi everybody.

I am new to this forum. I was just wondering if there is a way to find tabs according to their tuning… Maybe it would be helpful to add a function like this to the website?

LoudLon [moderator]
Posts: 1930
The only search functions we have are for artist and song. No way to search for songs by tuning.

Which is one reason why it's helpful to become familiar with a given band's preferred tuning. For instance every Metallica album from Kill ‘Em All through The Black Album are in standard tuning, Alice in Chains is almost always in Eb, and Motley Crue is almost always D standard (although each of those bands include the occasional drop tuning as well).

I believe most tabbers here indicate tuning in their tabs, so it’s just a matter of looking up a song and checking. If it doesn't indicate tuning, and you're having trouble figuring it out, just ask here on the forum and I'm sure one of us can help you out.
johnny [staff]
Posts: 1005
wow, that's a good idea! This is something that could be done!
Thank LoudLon for your reply. What if we introduce also “tuning” among the search functions? If it's impossible, ok no problem. Of course I know Metallica, and also almost all funk is in E tuning. The fact is that I'd like to exercise with extreme metal, and they almost always use different tunings. This is why I think it would be helpful… Of course I can open every tab and check for the tuning, but I think this loss of time can be avoided.

Thanks johnny for the support

Posts: 530
The only problem with adding this is getting the info on the tabs that are already here. The search isn't very useful if the data isn't there to search on.

But I agree it would be nice to be able to see the tuning before opening the tab.

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