Some of you might recall the Schecter A5-X Cello-blaster that was up on ss.org a while back. (26.5" 5-string tuned A-E-B-F#-C#). Said guitar now resides with me. Admittedly, it was an impulse buy, just seemed like something cool to noodle on. Don't know how long I'll keep it for, but it's interesting.
Anyway - I'm hoping someone here has more experience with fifths tuning than I do, and can throw me a few bones as to how best to approach this thing. I can't even find a chart generator that will let me plug in this tuning and spit out some scales & chords. So I baby-step my way around the fretboard, basically trying to figure out where I am and what note this is. "How the fuck do I play a minor chord?" etc.
It would be nice to do something with this guitar besides play one-finger power chords. MG, please show me the light.
Well, if you end up letting it go, I, as the resident cello player, want dibs
It might be worth learning some cello pieces actually to get your hands around the tuning. Can you read music?