E Sharp

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by scourtedc700, May 8, 2002.

  1. scourtedc700


    Jan 29, 2002
    I was talking with a fellow musician about an upcoming Battle of the Bands competition. The competition will be judged on the quality of a given song. Since the bands are allowed to specify which song will be judged, my friend suggested playing a single note. Mimicking a performance on an air guitar, I plucked and said. "This is an E Sharp..." Noticing the puzzlement on his face, I recovered "Or is it?"
  2. i guess you meant F huh
  3. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    maybe it was B Sharp:D

  4. JP Bassman

    JP Bassman

    Jun 18, 2001
    maybe he was confused becasue you played f-flat transposed one half step higher.
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
  6. lol....maybe it was D sharp!
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    That'd be legit in Germany :D

    H = B
    B = Bb
  8. There is a D sharp.
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Wow! Just like in Iceland!
  10. i know...that's the point...
  11. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    G double flat anyone??? anyone?? :)
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm pretty partial to Q, myself. I tune to Q...well, Q and L...

    (Band joke. I tune pretty low, so they pic random letter, Q and L seemed to stick)
  13. Cb?

    ::looks at everyone staring at him::


    Rock on
  14. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    E#, Cb, Fb, B# all actually exist.

    B# and E# are in the C# major scale:

    C# D# E# F# G# A# B#

    Cb and Fb can be found in the Dbb major scale.

    Of course, these keys are more theoretical than anything else. It's easier for most of us to think of the key of C# as the key of Db, which has the following notes (comapre to the C# scale above):

    Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C
  15. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    great...just when we were havin a little fun with the thread...sumone has to come and tell us all off

    :D :D :D

  16. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    There is a song on a Travis Shredd album called "My Ex's Lawyer is the Anti Christ" where there is a little break that has a guitar solo, bass solo, then drum solo. All are only 1 bar long, separated by a 1 bar rhythm pattern. For the bass solo, I just detuned my low E string to some random note and played this stupid little ass-rock-esque fill (which totally worked for the song :) ). We refered to it as the Q# tuning when we were in the studio.

    I'm so glad that others have utilized this tuning. :D
  17. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    At least he doesn't do things in tABz. I had a kid ask me if a song was in the key of 2. (The key of 2? *smack*):eek: