Each one is primarily chosen for their aesthetic effect and could be adorned with inlays and purfling. The nut is a small strip of bone, plastic, brass, corian, graphite, stainless-steel, or different medium-hard material, at the joint the place the headstock meets the fretboard. Its grooves information the strings onto the fretboard, giving consistent lateral string placement. It is likely one of the endpoints of the strings’ vibrating length.
Many modern rock bands re-tune all strings down, making, for instance, Drop-C or Drop-B tunings. For the standard tuning, there may be exactly one interval of a serious third between the second and third strings, and all the other intervals are fourths. The irregularity has a value – chords can’t be shifted across the fretboard in the usual tuning E-A-D-G-B-E, which requires four chord-shapes for the main chords. There are separate chord-varieties for chords having their root notice on the third, … Read More