Topic: Tuning theory on fretboard
Recently I have posted various questions on this forum, an had very good answers and explanations, I have learned about A.B.C.D.E.F.G.A. for the various scales, the circle of fifths, Chord progressions etc, and as you go up the fretboard each fret is an half tone and 2 frets is a full tone.
Brilliant I am educating myself, so trying to be clever, I started thinking about the tuning stratogy, I have been playing for yrs and used the tuning sequence probably hundreds and hundreds of times, I have never thought over these yrs how we arrive at E.B.G.D.A.E. so trying to be clever, and using what i have learned over the last few weeks, my head started thinking, if the first string is open E, then we finger the 5th fret 2nd string tune them together so 2nd string becomes an E on the 5th fret, working back down the fretboard, 4th fret 2nd string becomes Dsharp, half a tone less than E, 3rd fret becomes a D, one full tone after E, 2nd fret becomes Csharp, 1st fret becomes C, then we arrive at B.
Whats happened to Bsharp?, so carrying on through various sequences back down the fretboard with the normal tuning system we can understand where we arrive at E.B.G.D.A.E. the only thing that has hit me is that there is no Bsharps & no Esharps ?. why is this ?.
Is this because we we dont want any sharps in the open strings tuning system, they would become Esharp, Bsharp, G, D. A. Esharp.
has anybody got an explanation for this, or am I trying to be to clever for my own good