AnduNeedle
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#1
Please tell me some cool drop D songs. I`m really into this tuning!
Robbgnarly
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#3
There's too many to pick from, but Liberation Frequency- Refused. Just because the guy above me posted a Refused song...
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#4
Pretty much most heavy metal songs, if not in Drop D some other dropped tuning. What sort of music are you into?
AnduNeedle
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#5
I like stuff live Wednesday 13, Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Talent!
Totallynottommy
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#6
Try some old Biffy songs, they're mainly in drop D, they're fun to play and if you're into grungy rocky metal then they are for you!
Good ones to play are:
Convex Concave (Try the instrumental at the end, it sounds very cool)
Get F****d Stud
Hope for an Angel
All The Way Down; Prologue
All very fun songs to play
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#8
stockholme syndrome - muse
a bunch of rage against the machine like take the power back or wake up
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#9
Most songs by Three Days Grace. Stick It Out by Rush is also good. Pretty easy to play as well.
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#10
Hellyeah's Alcoholin' Ass, Avanged Sevenfold's Bat Country, Velvet Revolver's Slither
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#11
Bob by Primus
Killing in the name of by RATM
Other than that I have no clue as I dont really use drop tunings
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#13
Almost all of A7X is in drop D, plenty of choices there. I also second Tool, but it's really too bad that Prison Sex and Parabola are in an odd tuning, two songs that I would love to learn
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#14
Every Time I Die - Underwater Bimbos from outer space.
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Kenjisan231
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#15
Here is a variety of songs that are in drop tunings. Some may be from bands you don't like, so I tried to be somewhat varied so you have options.


Songs in Drop D

Freedom - Rage Against the Machine
Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter
Fly From the Inside - Shinedown
Pieces - Sum 41
Unholy Confessions - Avangenged Sevenfold
Vampires - Godsmack
All It Takes for your Dreams to Come True - A Skylit Drive
Dark Horses - Switchfoot

Songs in Drop C#

Wasteland - 10 Years
Bottom of a Bottle - Smile Empty Soul
My Own Summer - Deftones
Downfall - Trust Company
I'm not the One - Sum 41

Songs in Drop C

Your Betrayal - Bullet for my Valentine
All These Things I Hate Revolve Around Me - Bullet for my Valentine
Face to the Floor - Chevelle
All I Want - A Day to Remember
Honor - Atreyu
Last edited by Kenjisan231 at Jan 10, 2013,
guitarinflames
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#16
Try something by Get scared, Sarcasm is highly reccomended cuz even though I'm mainly a guitar player everytime I play it I prefer to play the bass lines, and yeah avenges, three days grace, fall out boy, trivium, Ex-creations by the fall of troy, lamb of god, mindless self indulgence, papa roach, yellow card xd Plenty to pick from.
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#17
Anything by Tool works. If you drop down to drop C then you can try The Faceless's entire back catalogue - those are some crazy fun riffs/solos to learn
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#18
There are some Soundgarden songs in drop D like Black Hole Sun, Spoonman, and Outshined. Even Flow and Go by Pearl Jam are in drop D. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin, Monkey Wrench and Everlong by Foo Fighters. And as a bunch of people said before, Tool and Rage Against the Machine are mostly in drop D
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#19
There's Hangar 18 by Megadeth. Drop D on bass, E standard on guitars.
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#21
the thing that should not be- metallica, ****ing badass song.
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#22
Almost everything from Porcupine Tree is in Drop D. Colin Edwin has some killer riffs.
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#24
Most early Interpol is Drop D.
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#25
Metallica's version of Crash course in brain surgery - one of my fave drop D songs
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#26
Lamb of god people!
LAMB OF GOD!
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#27
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heaven beside you - alice in chains
forsaken - dream theater
them bones - alice in chains
judith - a perfect circle


Judith's in C# standard if I remember correctly
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#28
Pretty much every song Avenged Sevenfold is written in Drop D. Not too much of a fan of the band myself, all the songs are easy on bass. To my dismay, the bass player switched from his Stingray Musicman to an artist special run Schecter bass...way to downgrade.
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#29
People who posted Metallica songs: No, the songs are in D standard. They didn't play in drop D tuning, I'm not sure about the newer stuff but at least the 80s stuff wasn't in drop D. It was either in standard or D standard. (The heaviest songs were in D standard like "The Thing that Should not Be" and "Small Hours", "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" isn't really that heavy but it's in D standard. Other songs were in standard tuning.)
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xxxxChrisTxxxx
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#31
Quote by MaggaraMarine
People who posted Metallica songs: No, the songs are in D standard. They didn't play in drop D tuning, I'm not sure about the newer stuff but at least the 80s stuff wasn't in drop D. It was either in standard or D standard. (The heaviest songs were in D standard like "The Thing that Should not Be" and "Small Hours", "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" isn't really that heavy but it's in D standard. Other songs were in standard tuning.)


But Crash... can be played in drop D, there's no reason to mess about detuning all the strings.
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#32
Quote by xxxxChrisTxxxx
But Crash... can be played in drop D, there's no reason to mess about detuning all the strings.

It can also be played in E standard with the same fingerings as D standard. The pitch will be different but it doesn't matter if you don't play with backing track. D standard is closer to E standard than drop D. The fingerings fit D standard tuning the best because that's what it was originally played in.
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#33
Tool have been mentioned already but I have to specifically state Schism.
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