#1
Like many guitarists, I've experimented with Drop-D tuning besides standard. When it comes to Drop-D chords/powerchords, I've only used two types. The first is the most obvious, barring one fret for the D, A, and D strings with one finger. The second is one that sounds a bit more "emotional" in my opinion, the basic structure is something like (D- 2 A- 2 d- 4) or (D- 5 A- 5 d- 7)...should be easy enough to read, I'm just too lazy and format-inadequate to use tab format.

Does anyone know of any other types of chords I can use that specifically utilize the detuned D string? I'd really like to expand my drop-D technique beyond just an easy way to play powerchords...
#3
some really sick ones

D3 A2 D3

D1 A0 D0

D0 A0 D1

Not really power chords but play around with shapes and make sick chords.
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#4
as pointless as this thread seems, i'll throw one in

b-5
g-4
d-2
a-2
d-2

transposable. lol.
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#5
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E|----|
B|----|
G|----|
D|9---|
A|5---|
D|5---|


That's just a perfect fifth interval with an added major ninth.



it's a suspended second.
#8
Quote by VIRUSDETECTED

E|----|
B|----|
G|----|
D|9---|
A|5---|
D|5---|


That's just a perfect fifth interval with an added major ninth.


That's a G, D, and B, and thus a Major chord. I think what you wanted was 557.
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#9
Check out the intro of Higher by Creed, some very good Drop D chords in that riff.
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