Hey everyone. So I recently discovered Tweak Bird and they really opened my eyes to the potential of dropped tunings. I believe they use drop A and it sounds amazing.

This got me to thinking... Are there any other bands you guys know of that use Drop A, B, C, that AREN'T metal or hard rock?
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Drop D is very commonly used in genres like classical, folk, blues, country, etc for playing pieces in the key of D. It allows you to have the open D note on the bass string, which is particularly useful in finger picking. Guys like Waylon Jennings and Hank Jr used it on pretty much all of their D songs.
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could just be acoustic bass / baritone guitar tbh but i don't care it's a fucking great song

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Echo by Incubus makes good use od drop D tuning, without being metal.
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If you dont count Nickelback as metal, then they use drop A a bunch.


Technically, some open tunings are also dropped, so Devin Townsends acoustic stuff has a certain warmth from the low C.


Muse did some drop A stuff on last years album.


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I think Alice n Chains had dropped tuning on a lot of their lighter/acoustic songs
A ton of country is in drop d. She's Country by Jason Aldean is in drop C# I believe.
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John Mayer's Neon drops the low E to C I believe, also a fun song to learn regardless of what you think of his catalogue
The Beatles tuned to drop D on Fixing A Hole, and to D standard for Yesterday.
I read that drop D was pretty much first used for playing classical pieces that were in D.