#2
basically you detune the bottom (lowest pitched) string on a guitar/bass, generally by a full tone (2 frets worth) this way you can play power chords using one finger

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#3
its pretty much just tuning the lowest string down 2 steps normally, like what tastes_of_ink said.
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#4
depends on which tuning but usually it is just what these guys are saying
#5
Tune your low e string against the d string, thats the easiest way
or there are some sites with different tunings on to listen to
#6
drop d tuning (low to high) DADGBE
drop c tuning (low to high) CGCFAD

those are the 2 more popular

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#8
Quote by Mullen2105
Dropped tuning is for lazy people basically



Totally not true. There's a lot of other reasons other than one finger power chords. They are Byproduct, not the reason you do it....
#9
Quote by Mullen2105
Dropped tuning is for lazy people basically


Hell no.
there is no humanly possible way to play any of my songs in D standard. I need drop C for a lot of my riffs.


to answer the question tho Drop tuning is originally standard E tuning with a string dropped down. so drop D instead of EADGBE you have DADGBE. so drop C should look like CADGBE but over the years people have dropped Drop D tuning completely. so now CGCFAD is considered Drop C.
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