#1
The other day I was playing guitar with my friend, and I started playing a drop C riff.
He managed to match it in drop D. Somehow he was playing a low C in drop D.
What is this and how does it happen? He tried to show me, but I couldn't get it.
Is there a name for that?
Is he a wizard?
#2
is it that trick about pushing your guitars neck forward? if so, i've seen it done before but would never want to do it myself i don't think.
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#4
Wizard.
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#6
You don't move the neck at all. It was just a strange chord that looked half muted.
I thought it was an octave thing, but no. It was the same pitch and everything.
I tried for so long to figure it out. It may haunt me for eternity.
I call wizardry.
#8
Maybe you should ask your friend. Are you sure he wasn't playing bass? Cause I have no idea what your talking about sorry.
#9
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I call it him lying to you and him really being in drop C.


This. He couldn't play a low C being in Drop D unless he did some weird move or had a wammy bar or something.
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#10
Unless you played a riff that he was able to play in drop D while you were in drop C.
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#11
He was definitely in Drop D.
I thought I was just a bit slow and that everyone here would know what it was.
I'll work it out I guess.
He also played a B on my guitar in drop C to show me.
It seems impossible and probably is.
I think it's time for a witch hunt.


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#13
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He was definitely in Drop D.
I thought I was just a bit slow and that everyone here would know what it was.
I'll work it out I guess.
He also played a B on my guitar in drop C to show me.
It seems impossible and probably is.
I think it's time for a witch hunt.


+1 on the All Time Low quote. I know that feel bro. That wonderful feel.

I'm calling bullshit. Vids or it didn't happen.
#14
I'd call bullshit too if I wasn't there.
Maybe he did tune down without me looking.
Oh well.
To be honest, I thought you guys would be like
"Duh, everyone does it, you just...."
#15
Try this out, play an open drop C power chord.

Then go to drop D and play this:

D: 5
A: 3
D: 5

It will sound very similar.
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#16
It's called transposing, when you shift a riff in a certain tuning to sound the same in a different tuning. Or transposing can mean you take a song that's in the key of C, and move it to the key of say F to help with vocals, or just to change the sound.

I've played along with a piano playing in the key of C and another guitar in standard tuning with my guitar being in Drop B. I used to do crazy things like that in my youth band.