#1
Hi ,

I recently started using Dropped D tuning ....but i play all the barre chords the same way .....just that i dont strum the 6th string.....for example when i play a G major Barred...i dont strum the 6th string ....is this the wrong way to play it since the root note is on the 6th string ?
#2
yes. I think it's wrong. It sounds better when you play the 6th string.
Light is faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Quote by Scott3229
if i wanted to get brain washed and then throw all my money away, id go to church


"I see, you've been blinded by what you believe" Sully Erna
#3
That's an acceptable way of doing it. The root is no longer the lowest note, but that's okay, especially if the bass player takes care of said root note. You could (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN HENDRIX CONTENT) wrap you thumb around the play the root 2 frets higher than it would normally be played (see Fig 1), but that isn't necessary.

Fig 1

This is a G major chord in dropped D.  Play the lowest (in pitch) note with your thumb.
E-3-
B-3-
G-4-
D-5-
A-5-
D-5-
#4
You're still getting the G notes on the D string 5th fret and high E string 3rd fret, but G isnt the bass note anymore, the D (5th fret A string) is now your bass note.
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Laney VH100R
Epi Les Paul (SH-1 '59 neck, SH-11 custom custom bridge)
#5
Bandgoodcharlotte's post was gold. Pretty much exactly what i was going to say.
#6
You could also play the chord an octave higher with the root on the 10th fret of the A string.
Quote by GlamSpam
I'm a capitalist because I want to be a rich Metalhead. Don't twist my words.


Chief Comrade of the UG Socialist Party