#1
how in hell do ya play in drop d i've tried alot of **** off the internet, they say 7th fret low E string tune like D or 6th fret or **** and it sounds like **** then, my question how do ya play in drop d

thnx
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#2
tune the seventh fret low E to the fifth fret of A I believe. Or get a tuner.

JimEdit: Wait, you're an 06'er and you don't know how to play in drop D?
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#3
Tune the low E string 1 whole step down. DADGBE

I do it by forming an octave with the open 6th and fourth strings.

Does that help?
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#4
You tune to drop d then play, if you mean how do you tune to drop d thats completely different. If you are a complete beginer I recomend you use a chromatic tuner and you drop the low E string down to a D.
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$5 on a plastic tuner does wonders huh?
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#6
Quote by jimivancobain
tune the seventh fret low E to the fifth fret of A I believe. Or get a tuner.

JimEdit: Wait, you're an 06'er and you don't know how to play in drop D?

yea well i never was interested in alternate tunings until now because i play alot Pantera
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#7
Quote by Reds3031
Tune the low E string 1 whole step down. DADGBE

I do it by forming an octave with the open 6th and fourth strings.

Does that help?

not really that thing with the octave??
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#9
Quote by alternitivebass
You tune to drop d then play, if you mean how do you tune to drop d thats completely different. If you are a complete beginer I recomend you use a chromatic tuner and you drop the low E string down to a D.

so just play an open E and tune down to an open D
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#10
Quote by randomhero93
7th fret on 6th string should be the same note as the 5th string open

i tried this but it sounds very rare powerchords aint sounding good and the intro riff new level - Pantera sounds ****ed up
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#11
Quote by Kriske11
not really that thing with the octave??


Both the 6th and 4th strings will be tuned to 'D' in drop d tuning. The 6th string is a lower sounding D, however.

When you've done it correctly, the two strings will sound perfectly in tune with each other. It's hard to explain, but you'll hear it when you get it.

How do you not have a tuner anyways? You've been here since '06.
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Last edited by Reds3031 at Feb 24, 2009,
#12
Low E string, fret at 12.

Tune it to sound like the open D string. (Relative Tuning)

To tune back, fret the Low E string at 5 tune it to sound like the open D string (Relative Tuning yet again)

If I remember that lesson on tuning... >.> /and if thats drop D... I always get confused between DADGAD and DADGBe


I don't ever really do alternate tunings...I just know standard tuning by heart




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#13
Quote by Reds3031
Both the 6th and 4th strings will be tuned to 'D' in drop d tuning. The 6th string is a lower sounding D, however.

When you've done it correctly, the two strings will sound perfectly in tune with each other. It's hard to explain, but you'll hear it when you get it.

How do you not have a tuner anyways? You've been here since '06.

i think i've got it but can ya do it with a tuner
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#14
Quote by Reds3031
Both the 6th and 4th strings will be tuned to 'D' in drop d tuning. The 6th string is a lower sounding D, however.

When you've done it correctly, the two strings will sound perfectly in tune with each other. It's hard to explain, but you'll hear it when you get it.

How do you not have a tuner anyways? You've been here since '06.

i have a tuner but don't know how to tune with it in drop d and i dont think its chronomatric
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#15
get in standard tuning and all tuned up... and then... down tune your low e a few turns until it sounds very sexy and in unison. What all those things like tune bla bla to bla bla was that the low D string (former low E string) would ring in unison with your 4th string (regular d string). Same note, just different octave. For a comparison to standard tuning it would be how the Open 6th string (low e) sounds with 2nd fret, 4th string (e one octave up) played at the same time.

-step 1: tune down low e string until powerchord sound found
-step 2: if above step fails use high d string as reference to find similar note (in lower octave on 6th string)
-step 3: if still failing get chromatic tuner
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#16
Quote by Kriske11
i tried this but it sounds very rare powerchords aint sounding good and the intro riff new level - Pantera sounds ****ed up

THat s a problem with your playing then
#18
Dude, just play your top two strings, and lower your E string until it forms a power chord with the A string. That's what I usually do. Then I'll check it with my D string.
#19
Quote by El_KINGG33
THat s a problem with your playing then


this

if you're in drop D, then you shouldnt be using standard power chords. you simply put your index finger across the 3 low stings (same fret) to make a power chord.

STANDARD POWER CHORD (F sharp)
d---4-----
a---4-----
E---2-----

DROP D POWER CHORD (F sharp)
d---4----
a---4----
E---4----
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