Drop Tuning

author: lIl Jo$hY date: 09/16/2008 category: for beginners
rating: 7.3 / votes: 18 
Before we start I need to say that this is really easy. I'll start with drop D.

Drop D:

Tuneing from E to drop D, and all other tuneings, you really need to know how to tune to ear. first, put your index finger (it doesnt't really matter which finger) on the seventh fret of the bottom E string, and tune it like you would normaly with the A string except at the seventh fret. Like shown.
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|----0-----0-|
E|-7-----7----|

Drop C:

Tuneing from E to drop C. Right, place your index finger on the third fret on the bottom E string, and tune the A string down to that. Then tune the D string down to be in tune with A string then the G to the D then the B to the G and the top e to the b string. then, place your index finger on the 12th fret bottom E string. And tune it to the D string. It's all shown bellow in a tab bar.
e|-------------------------------------------------------------0-------0-|
B|-----------------------------------------------0-----0---5-------5-----|
G|-------------------------------0------0-----4-----4--------------------|
D|------------------0-----0---5-----5------------------------------------|
A|---0-----0-----5-----5-------------------------------------------------|
E|-3----3----------------------------------------------------------------|
Now you should have: E, G, C, F, A, D. Now for the extra C on the bottom E string.
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
F|---------------|
C|----0--------0-|
G|---------------|
E|-12----12------|
Obviously the intructions are above.

Drop B And Drop A:

I'm putting them together because there very simialer. To get to drop B tune a whole step down from drop C. To get to drop A tune another half a step down from drop B. Hope you found this useful!
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