Nightfyre
plays the bassoon
Join date: Jun 2007
507 IQ
#1
So I'm looking for some songs in D standard. Try to stick to rock, metal, prog (I'd love some prog stuff), acoustic stuff, and classical please. Anything goes, I just need something to play other than originals. Not drop D, D standard (DGCFAD). Don't worry about difficulty, if I can't play it now I'll still take it to learn later. The only song I know of so far is Dream Theater's "Forsaken", but I'm not sure about the tabs that are up. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I forgot to post difficulty. I can alt pick, economy pick, tremelo pick, hammer-ons and pull-offs, tap, and string skip. I'm learning fingerpicking right now, so nothing too complex there. Other than that, if it isn't blazingly fast I should be able to get it down with some practice.
Last edited by Nightfyre at Dec 8, 2007,
Tommy[fin]
A couple of drinks, randy
Join date: Oct 2007
180 IQ
#2
Why not just play any song just like you play them in Standard E?

Standard D is just E with all the strings tuned a full step flatter.
Matheau
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2007
145 IQ
#3
Any song from the last couple of Nightwish albums. Most of the tabs say Drop-D, but you just need to transpose them a bit. Drop-D makes some of them harder, actually, and the guitarist uses D Standard when he plays them.
Nightfyre
plays the bassoon
Join date: Jun 2007
507 IQ
#4
[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']Why not just play any song just like you play them in Standard E?

Standard D is just E with all the strings tuned a full step flatter.
Because then it sounds wrong to me. I don't just read off the tab, I listen to the original song. So if the notes I play are wrong, it drives me crazy. Playing it two frets up is an option, yes, but what about open strings? I know I could use a capo, but then it's just E standard with two frets off of my range.
Thanks for the Nightwish suggestion.
perry589
Used to be evil
Join date: Mar 2007
51 IQ
#7
Most Cky songs- Suddenly Tragic, Don't Hold Your Breath. Think the whole An Answer Can Be Found album is in D standard.
It's gonna be a blue day
C.C. Deville
McMammaries
Join date: Jan 2006
2,702 IQ
#8
haha anything by symphony X
<Raven> I got so baked last night
<Raven> that I WOKE UP high o_o
<Raven> Do you have any idea how euphoric that is?
<Raven> I felt like I was being born.
mathieupM13
My mustache>Your mustache
Join date: Aug 2006
490 IQ
#9
whiskey in the jar by Metallica
Trust me I'm a doctor

A doctor with a mustache
zakatak9389
Deviate from the form
Join date: Mar 2007
4,100 IQ
#10
sea of lies (symphony x): very hard
mortal share (insomnium): easy but sounds amazing
silent night, bodom night (children of bodom): hard
bed of razors (children of bodom): intermediate
crystal mountain (death): intermediate
Winter madness (wintersun) insanely hard

yea, so there's a few that should keep you busy for a while
Nightfyre
plays the bassoon
Join date: Jun 2007
507 IQ
#11
Quote by johnny_tapia
Walk.

Isn't that in drop Db? (Drop D down a half step, aka drop C#)
Thanks for the suggestions guys! If you find more keep posting, I'll check this thread every couple of days for a while.
muhat gandy
This statement is a lie
Join date: Aug 2006
175 IQ
#14
Most of bullet for my valentines new stuff is in d standard, if thts the type of stuff your looking for
I Won't Let This Build Up Inside Of Me

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muhat gandy
+Sideways 8

Well thats me set ^^
lt22
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2007
163 IQ
#16
say goodnight - bullet for my valentine
sleepers - saosin (as well as most other saosin. some is in drop c)
crazy train - bullet for my valentine's version
scream aim fire - bullet for my valentine
adam's song - blink-182 (you can learn this in like 5 minutes )

but if you're trying to learn dream theater i suppose most of these will be easy for you (except the SAF solo :P)
Pernicano22
Is Choppin' Broccoli
Join date: Apr 2007
416 IQ
#17
Kissing The Shadows ~ Children Of Bodom
Everytime I Die ~ Children Of Bodom
Better Off Dead ~ Children Of Bodom

Tell me why I had to be a powerslave
I dont wanna die, Im a god, why cant I live on?
When the life giver dies, all around is laid to waste.
And in my last hour,
Im a slave to the power of death


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Chop_Suey92
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2006
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#18
Quote by Nightfyre
Isn't that in drop Db? (Drop D down a half step, aka drop C#)
Thanks for the suggestions guys! If you find more keep posting, I'll check this thread every couple of days for a while.


No, its D Standard then down another quarter step. On a tuner, instead of being A=440, it would be A=430.
KidBARTLEY
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2008
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#22
all of the hatebreeder and follow the reaper albums by Children Of Bodom, they're very melodic with a high technical difficulty and very fun to play
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Dodeka
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2008
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#23
Quote by Chop_Suey92
No, its D Standard then down another quarter step. On a tuner, instead of being A=440, it would be A=430.


Closer to 427,47. I believe Pantera actually tuned down 60 cents from 440, or about A 425.
drawnacrol
7slinger
Join date: Aug 2007
3,244 IQ
#24
here's some songs in D I'm learning you could try out:

Children of Bodom: Warheart
Wintersun: Beautiful Death
Death: Bite the Pain
Warmen: Beyond Abilities
Firewind: Allegiance
Necrophagist: Culinary Hyperversity
Chasing Shadows
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2008
2,091 IQ
#26
All That Remains..
The whole of the album 'The Fall Of Ideals' is in D Standard,
their songs are extremely fun to play.

I recommend..
Six
The Air That I Breathe
Not Alone
Whispers
This Calling Master

:]]
kaos572
MetalliShredder
Join date: Apr 2008
719 IQ
#27
crystal mountain-death
trapped in a corner-death

both amazing to play
Rattle Your Goddamn Head!
EndTheRapture51
pretentious wank
Join date: Oct 2008
8,926 IQ
#28
Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold

For a more unconventional D standard song.

longing rusted furnace daybreak seventeen benign nine homecoming one freight car