bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an alternate?

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bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an alternate?

Postby Lethal_Ibanez » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:05 pm

A buddy of mine today was telling me that bark at the moon was originally written by jake in an alternate tuning....

I have learned the song in standard and it sounds right, but he says he read it in a magazine where jake was being interviewd and was talking about how he wrote it in an alternate and has been to shows of people covering it and talking about how alot harder it is to do in standard.

has anyone heard about this? Im thinking he may have been confused with something else.

what ya think?

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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby MetalHead » Mon May 01, 2006 1:28 am

i think your buddy is wrong.
i'm positive BATM is in Standard tuning :!:
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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby jefnel1 » Mon May 01, 2006 4:18 am

I think you have BATM confused with Shot in the Dark. Jake tuned a whole step up on that track.
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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby MetalHead » Mon May 01, 2006 8:50 am

jefnel1 wrote:I think you have BATM confused with Shot in the Dark. Jake tuned a whole step up on that track.


but only on the E and A strings right ?
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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby frethead » Mon May 01, 2006 11:10 am

Yeah, Bark is most definetly A-440. A Shot in the Dark throws something of a curve ball at you.

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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby MetalHead » Mon May 01, 2006 1:28 pm

it had something to do with the producer if my memory servers me right :D
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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby Highwire » Tue May 02, 2006 5:47 am

I read about this in an issue of "Guitar School" from 1990 which featured an article on "Ozzy's Axe-men" (Randy, Jake, Zakk and Iommi).

On the day of recording Ron Nevison (or Ozzy depending on who tells the story) decided to bump the key of "Shot" from A to B. In order to make it easier on himself, Jake decided to tune his E and A strings up one whole step.
In the article he commented that he'd seen other guitarists play the song in standard tuning and that it looked "painful". Wonder how Zakk did it.

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Re: bark at the moon...is it in standard tuning or an altern

Postby frethead » Tue May 02, 2006 9:33 am

That is kind-of freaky, huh?! And, now slip into your Scientology boots and imagine what key Jake actually played in before the inherent speed of the recording devices altered the natural sound of the performance. Screw it, I'm just kidding.

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