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Old 10-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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Help with drop d

I've had issues playing again since I broke my hand. Most of standard tuning is complicated for me to even begin to play. I started watching Andy McKee and was inspired enough to keep trying, with my acoustic anyway. Most of what I play is in DADGAD but I've been playing my electric in drop d. Mainly just trying to have fun with it. Can anyone help me find some enjoyable riffs in drop d,or mellow songs? Conversions are rather tricky now but figure the more I can keep my fingers moving, the better the might move. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:24 AM   #2
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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I've been listening to billy mclaughlin, don Ross, Andy McKee ect... Instrumental acoustic for the most part. Playing my electric lately though so I'm open to anything that isn't too metal and has a nice riff here or there.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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i also suggest looking up chord formations in that tuning what your intervals are for drop d. Its a fun tuning so enjoy it ;D
ps i know i cant spell, walking dead and music class home work=distraction.lol
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:26 AM   #5
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You can play anything that was originally played in standard as you have the exact same notes available to you. Only the notes played on the low E, now D, string need to be moved.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:34 AM   #6
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Watch everyone in the series of Candyrat alongside Andy, and Michael Hedges and Leo Kotke for further and similar ideas

Learn a little bit more theory online while your hand is broken :P stop playing guitar as much unless you are more more rehabilitated than my understanding.

You have the ability to drone open D, play around in DADGAD....such a cool tuning
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #7
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Left hand index and middle have two plates and four screws which limit movement to 75%. Happened nine years ago. Everyday I feel they move more. Thanks guys, good tunes!
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
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I can certainly see how the injury might affect your ability to hold down a chord but I'm still struggling to understand how standard tuning can be "too complicated" for you when 5 of the 6 strings are tuned exactly the same in Drop D.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #9
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Papa Roach... Some Asking Alexandria songs. Most of the songs I play are in Drop C. Sorry I'm not much help.
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