FAQ: How To Play Panama?

What guitar tuning is Panama?

Van Halen – Panama (“E Standard” Tuning )

What key is Panama in?

The song is in the key of E major, having a moderate rock common time tempo of 144 beats per minute.

What tuning did Jimi Hendrix use?

1 – Down tuned Guitar Famously Hendrix nearly always tuned every stt on his guitar down by one semitone. This is also sometimes called a down tuned guitar, being downturned to Eb (E flat), or playing in Eb.

Is Hot for Teacher a half step down?

Yeah, it is tuned down half a step:oCorrect. Originally posted by 51501984: quote:


Originally posted by munkee: I have the VH 1984 Tab/music book.

Why did Van Halen tune down a half step?

Down tuning a half step does three things. First it makes it easier for the singer to hit the high notes. Most rock songs are in E or A, that’s the nature of the guitar. For Van Halen and a ton of other 70s / 80s bands, they are in Eb or Ab.

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