#1
i currently do not have a tuner and alot of the stuff i like to play is in drop d and i was wondering if there is a way to self tune the guitar to drop d and if there is how do i do it
#2
Tune down e string to the d string. I do this on stage in a matter of seconds. You shouldn't need a tuner to do drop D.
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#3
thats what i thought. some one told me that it wasn't as simple as putting the e to d and told me i had to change the whole tuning of the damn thing
#4
if your guitar is in tune, you know how you pick 5 on each string and the string below that to tune? well on your low e, pick 7 and tune to your a like that. Your now in drop d

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#5
have you been playing longer than a month? if so, you should be able to do it by ear, yes. tune until the 7th fret of the low e sounds like the A string above it

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#6
Open D tuning is more complicated. Drop D tuning is simply lowering the e-string to match the d-string
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#7
Instead of matching your sixth string, fifth freat to open fifth string, match the seventh to an A. Btw, if you don't have a tuner, your other strings probably aren't that well in tune anyways. So buy one! They're generally cheap and they're a good investment.
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#8
The other way mentioned works too... but in live.. if you just pluck the 6 and 4 string at the same time... crank down the 6th till they match... it's far faster. (IMHO)
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#9
Quote by gtr_101
if your guitar is in tune, you know how you pick 5 on each string and the string below that to tune? well on your low e, pick 7 and tune to your a like that. Your now in drop d


i know how to do the 5 but question. when i get to the g do i do 7 or 6
#10
Quote by SPBY
have you been playing longer than a month? if so, you should be able to do it by ear, yes. tune until the 7th fret of the low e sounds like the A string above it


playing for about 6 months but i am mildly tone deaf and cant pick out tones but i can match them
#11
Quote by Lordfireheart
i know how to do the 5 but question. when i get to the g do i do 7 or 6



and that's why I never recommend that method. It takes two hands, your tuning a machine head while your finger is on a string, and it's confusing to first timers.
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Last edited by Milez5858 at Jan 21, 2009,
#12
dont worry about the g just tune the e to 7 and everything else as normal.

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