Eagle Tuning Comparison

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18249270

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18249270

Eagle is a new tuning that John O’Sullivan and Jake Freivald collaborated on. I performed a three part guitar / bass improvisation in 12 equal and used melodyne to tune it to to the new tuning since John has targeted guitar for this tuning. There are three presentations – the original clean 12 equal track and the clean melodyne retuned version. Lastly I couldn’t resist adding some effects to the eagle version which “dressed” the instruments into a “radio” version. The asterisks denote chords used in the improvisation, though I freely added embellishments and non-chord tones in places.

Eagle

12 Equal

Eagle Dressed

A Major chord is 2:3:4:5:6:8
A minor chord is 10:15:20:24:30:40
A three-four-five chord is 3:4:5:6

*E (1/1) 2:3:4:5:6:8 and 10:15:20:24:30:40 (major and minor appear)
F (16/15) 2:3:4:5:6:8
F# (9/8) 3:4:5:6
*G (6/5) 2:3:4:5:6:8
G# (5/4) 10:15:20:24:30:40
*A (4/3) 2:3:4:5:6:8 and 10:15:20:24:30:40
A# (7/5) 7:9:12 and 15:20:24 and 21:28:36
*B (3/2) 2:3:4:5:6:8 and 10:15:20:24:30:40
C (8/5) 2:3:4:5:6:8
C# (5/3) 10:15:20:24:30:40
D (9/5) 3:4:5:6
D# (15/8) 10:15:20:24:30:40

2 Responses to “Eagle Tuning Comparison”

  1. Hi Chris, I love the piece in Eagle tuning. J.J. Cale and Sterling Morrison come to mind. Thanks for trying it. John.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you John, you are most welcome!

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