#2
No, as it was likely used by some drunken Spaniard in the 17th Century.

However, the prevalence of the tuning in modern heavy music can likely be attributed to Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, and Kim Thayil.
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Quote by bangoodcharlote
No, as it was likely used by some drunken Spaniard in the 17th Century.

However, the prevalence of the tuning in modern heavy music can likely be attributed to Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, and Kim Thayil.

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I laughed pretty hard too. Was drop D part of the celtic tunings? I don't think it is but if it is mentioned, perhaps, drop D could have originated from there. I really don't believe that there was a legitiamte origin however. It's like, who was the first person to play a C note on the piano. Who cares?
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#6
Might as well have been Jesus. It may seem like a modern thing, but there were tons of tunings around before standard was even decided on to begin with.