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Old 09-14-2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JRA View Post
Let me put it this way, if you were seeing Deep Purple in concert, and the notes to the riff of Smoke On The Water were in a completely different key, people would riot. Same thing for Iron Man.
Uhhh... that's bullshit.

Not everyone ages like wine. Obviously people are still paying to see Ozzy that know he is tuning down a bit (even though there are still plenty of other reasons not to).
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:38 PM
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:34 AM
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I'm pretty sure "Iron Man", along with everything else that wasn't already in C#, was down-tuned when I saw Sabbath in 2004 and 2005. (And it was definitely down-tuned when Dio was in the band.) And I highly doubt 98% of the people noticed, let alone rioted, especially considering a shit ton of old Sabbath material is already in C# (Or in Dio's case, Eb.) Plus songs like "Black Sabbath" lend themselves to down-tuning. I mean, in the end you're literally getting upset over a half-step/one-step change in tuning. That's literally playing one key lower on a piano.

As an aside, I'd also bet that when Ian Gillan was in Black Sabbath that when they covered "Smoke in the Water" it was probably slightly down-tuned too.

I eagerly await reports of rioting.

(Also: if this Ozzy set list remains, I'm thinking I may have to see the Halford/Ozzy tour.)
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:57 AM
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:32 AM
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Downtuning doesn't bother me at all....
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JLRedWing13 View Post
Downtuning doesn't bother me at all....
Me neither but that might be because i'm not a musician so I don't think about it from a musical standpoint. I think tuning some songs down live give it a more darker and sinister tone and can help you see the song in a different way after. I don't consider that a bad thing at all.
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