#1
Hey all

I was thinking about tuning down to drop C and was wondering if the open chords shapes I use will still be applicable in the new tuning. All that would happen is the drop down to semitones, so I would imagine they would still be moveable.

Anyone that downtunes use chords (besides power chords/5ths) have any advice on how to adjust?
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#2
Just use a light guage 7 string set and throw away to top string. That's what i do. And just tune i like you normally would.
#3
well, for example, if you play this

C--0--
A--1--
F--0---
C--2--
G--3--
C--0--

even though you're playing the shape of an open C chords, you're actually playing Bb/C, if you mute the 6th string, you'll get a Bb chord

so, in a few words, you can use the same shapes (except by G, E and F) but you'll get a different note (whole step down)
#4
not really, youll be adjusting the fingerings. you can still use c, a, d, e if you invert and put the root on the bottom, b you can still use f unless you cheat and bare it in which case id tell you to just learn the open fingering for it. youll also pick up on a lot of new open chords that arnt really possible with standard
#5
true... it would be nice to use interesting new open chords for drop C. Guess I'll have to figure out the chording myself once I drop tune it. I wouldn't have to get higher gauge strings if I drop tune I hope.
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