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#1
No reason to just post something like "Drop-D sucks"

I do for a couple of reasons. First, it makes power chords easier. Yell at me all you want-I don't really care. I can play much faster power chords and do a lot more with them. That's mostly it on an electric, though drop-D solos can sound cool.

Acoustically, I love the deep D sound, and both of my guitars are usually in drop-D. It makes playing the G chord a pain, but its worth it for the sound.
#2
I use drop d to play Billy Talent songs
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#4
whole lotta rosie
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#5
You gotta slide one finger up to the fifth fret to get your G root, while either muting or reaching all the way over and hitting the second fret on the fifth string.
#6
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drop-D solos can sound cool.


How do they sound any different from regular ones?
#8
No you don't you can just play the 6th strings open


Being in the theory forum most people here don't accept that as a "G chord", they'd either label it as a D/G or more properly the first inversion of G.
#9
^Exactly, and inversion/inverted chords only sound right in certain places.

^^^-There is one country solo on a song I like that uses Drop-D and it rocks.
#11
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Being in the theory forum most people here don't accept that as a "G chord", they'd either label it as a D/G or more properly the first inversion of G.


I think it would be G/D. And would not the first inversion of G be B D G, making the chord in question just another voicing of G (like G/D...)?
#12
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I play in drop D whenever a song is meant to be played with the string dropped down to D, or whenever I feel like fooling around in drop D...


Pretty much.
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#13
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How do they sound any different from regular ones?

He may just mean that bands that use drop d tuning have cool solos lol?
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#14
I personally don't like dropped tunings. If I tune down, I just go one step down or one and a half steps down.

However, the band that I play guitar for uses the tuning of drop c (cgcfad). I really don't mind it, and it makes it easier to harmonize riffs on the lower strings.
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#15
I like the voicing for an open D-minor chord, and dropping to D gives me the ability to have a low bass note in there.

Other than that, I hate dropping from standard to D-standard, so I'll just drop the E string really quickly and transpose everything else.
#17
i play the occasional FOB song which needs drop d, and some of my fav's use drop d (like silverchair). also, i just use drop d when i dont want to go all the way down to drop c or b because i always end up slightly out when i tune down without a tuner or somethin
#18
usually when I drop my low E string to D, I drop the high E string, also.

but as far as regular ol' drop D? I never use it.
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#19
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I like the voicing for an open D-minor chord, and dropping to D gives me the ability to have a low bass note in there.

Other than that, I hate dropping from standard to D-standard, so I'll just drop the E string really quickly and transpose everything else.


I hate that "ITS IN C STANDARD" stuff. I play it all in E standard, it's just a different key. Sure, you can't play along with the song, but meh. Covering is for n00bs and bands, not private practice. I just take ideas.

I fixed my FR the other day, so I won't be going Drop D anymore, but I really liked it for Opeth's "The Grand Conjuration". I liked that octave chord styling and it just sounded pure ƒuckin' evil!
#20
would covering Dream Theater be noobish? I don't think so.

Just because a song is in C standard doesn't mean iot's all like ZOMG lets drop our bands tuning to C standard so we can follow our FAVORIT BAND OMG!!
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#21
To play "The End" by The Doors, which usually reminds me of how much I like Krieger's slide work, so I'll pick up my slide, and it eventually culminates in me re-tuning to Open G.
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#23
I like using drop D to get a nice pedal tone that really sticks out. I am in love with LoG and almost all of their songs are in drop D. Drop D imitates drop C really well too for when I like to play KSE.

Drop D is a nice change.
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#24
i like drop d mainly because it give you a lil bit of a deeper tone, incase you want to play metal of hard rock. I use an Eddie Van halen D-tuna with my floyd rose so i switch from standard to drop D alot.
#27
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I fixed my FR the other day, so I won't be going Drop D anymore, but I really liked it for Opeth's "The Grand Conjuration". I liked that octave chord styling and it just sounded pure ƒuckin' evil!


That song is the only reason I ever tune to drop D lol.
#28
How does playing something in Drop D make it suck? who cares what tuning your in, as long as your making good music it shouldnt matter. It also gives you an octave with the 4th string D which leaves your fretting hand free to play melodies all over the neck, this is really popular in fingerstyle guitar. Who cares if your playing one finger power chords if it sounds good, you can abuse power chords in standard tuning too.
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#29
I use drop D to play various covers but I also just recently used it to come up with a riff that I might try to expand into a song later. It just sounded cooler in D than it did in standard.
#30
Quote by Avedas
I hate that "ITS IN C STANDARD" stuff. I play it all in E standard, it's just a different key. Sure, you can't play along with the song, but meh. Covering is for n00bs and bands, not private practice. I just take ideas.

I fixed my FR the other day, so I won't be going Drop D anymore, but I really liked it for Opeth's "The Grand Conjuration". I liked that octave chord styling and it just sounded pure ƒuckin' evil!


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I play Dop-D very rarely, it's fun but usually it's boring...I like using two ingers for powerchords rather than 1 finger.
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#31
Let's of you you guys can follow:

I play in drop D, because my band plays in drop D, because we sometimes use piano pieces, which I write, way to often in D, because that comes naturally.
#32
when i'm doing covers that use drop d....and if i need that extra 'kick'
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#33
Drop D is good for me because I like to do 4 string powerchord, which are a bugger to move about quickly if played in standard.

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#34
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#35
It's all about sound. D5 in D standard will never sound like open 3 lowest strings in Drop D. Ever wondering why, since first measures, you can recognize that song is in dropped tuning?
You said that power chords are easier. Yes. But most important is that, instead single notes, you can do same things on three strings, using the same fingering. That the reason why dropped tunings are such a good weapon, when you're the only guitarist in a band.
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#36
I use drop D in the songs i write because i find it easier and it gives me more time to concentrate on singing.

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#37
I use it for easier power chords and power chord modifications like:

D|-3---3-|
A|-5---1-|
D|-3---0-|


Those aren't easy in standard. You can't even play the 2nd one.
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#39
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I use it for easier power chords and power chord modifications like:

D|-3---3-|
A|-5---1-|
D|-3---0-|


Those aren't easy in standard. You can't even play the 2nd one.


dude are you high?

that second one in D standard DGCFAD is simply

C-5
G-3
D-0
#40
I like Drop tunings (I use D,C, and B,) because there are many more chord formations that open up with the barred power chord, look at My Curse by KSE, for example.
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