Thought I was all prepared. We start playing and tuning is off. Oh we tune down to E minor I think he said or E flat. So I tune down a fret. We play a few of their original songs I started with and all was well. Then we start playing some covers stuff I really only looked at and played a few times. Seven Mary Three's Cumbersome song. We play and again out of tune. They tell me they start it on the E string Third Fret or G. I say it is played here at the Second Fret E string, are you guys transposing it? I find they are. SO I say wait give me your G and I tune my Second Fret to their G key so I can play it in the position I learned it in. I hate transposing stuff. They did the same with Metallica's version of Wiskey in the Jar. Their first cords are on the C rather then the G note already tuned to G by Metallica for the verse. It's all about the singers range. The kid's aren't alright by the Offspring is also transposed to a far lower key making it sound little like the actual song. I thought when you tuned down to accommodate a singer you no longer had to transpose the keys. And I know some of you will take this as my inexperience but I played in original metal bands where you tuned standard in the 80's and at most went to D in the 90's. When you transpose a Key the positions effects the sound of the song in my opinion. When you tune differently it is not as bad because the notes still played in the right positions are played like they are supposed to be. I can't put into words the wy or how but I hear a difference that I don't like. When it comes to open strings that can no longer be played open I think is a part of it too. I thought about not taking the gig over this but am holding judgement trying to keep an open mind. Wiskey in the Jar, a song I fell in love with when I heard it seems to me ruined by transposing it into the key of C.