#1
Title says it all.

I've heard it's played in Drop D half a step down. But I can play the solo in just Drop D.


Help? I want to be able to keep my guitar in Drop D tuning. Especially when I get my LTD MH-1000, tuning will be a pain in the butt.
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#2
just play it a half-step up (drop-D) if you don't want to tune down, i do that with certain songs i don't want to tune down to. Yes, it won't be 100% the same, but same note intervals just half-a-step up
#3
its hard to play open note power chords (like the main riff for almost easy has) in a different tuning. the note will be close, as it is only a half step off, but it wont be exact. a lot of solos, however, do not use open notes, and so you can play them by just moving your hand down a fret or two.
#4
It will sound the same but just one fret higher. It will be absolutely normal unless you're going to play along with the recording.
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its hard to play open note power chords (like the main riff for almost easy has) in a different tuning. the note will be close, as it is only a half step off, but it wont be exact. a lot of solos, however, do not use open notes, and so you can play them by just moving your hand down a fret or two.

I see.

Just curious but when A7x does this live do they go out of their way and retune their guitars on stage???
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#6
yea just change the fret up

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#7
dude man to me tuning really doesnt matter. well im mean for songs. but i play all a7x songs dropped D. Like scream and almost easy. So yaeh man just play it.
#8
you have 3 options:

1. Tune to the exact tuning. This will allow you to play along with the CD, and the song will sound "correct."

2. Leave you guitar in drop-D standard, and transpose the notes to fit the tuning. This will probably make you have to do a few weird chord shapes where there used to be open strings, and you will lose the ambiance of the open strings that you hear on the CD.

3. Just play it in drop-D standard, and be a half-step higher than the CD. this may or may not sound good you, but as long as the bassist and other guitarist and singer are all playing in the same tuning and key, it will sound like the song.
#9
if your just playin in your bedroom save the time and keep it in drop d
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you have 3 options:

1. Tune to the exact tuning. This will allow you to play along with the CD, and the song will sound "correct."

2. Leave you guitar in drop-D standard, and transpose the notes to fit the tuning. This will probably make you have to do a few weird chord shapes where there used to be open strings, and you will lose the ambiance of the open strings that you hear on the CD.

3. Just play it in drop-D standard, and be a half-step higher than the CD. this may or may not sound good you, but as long as the bassist and other guitarist and singer are all playing in the same tuning and key, it will sound like the song.


Well what happens when I have a guitar with a tremolo on it?

Won't it be a royal pain?
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#11
Quote by TheBodomBullet
Well what happens when I have a guitar with a tremolo on it?

Won't it be a royal pain?


if your guitar has a locking trem, you'll have to play the song in your normal tuning, or else it will be a HUGE pain in the ass just to play one little song.
#12
Quote by frigginjerk
if your guitar has a locking trem, you'll have to play the song in your normal tuning, or else it will be a HUGE pain in the ass just to play one little song.


I'm ****ing screwed. The guitar i'm getting (LTD MH-1000) has a locking trem I believe.

Wow...this sucks.
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Quote by TheBodomBullet
I'm ****ing screwed. The guitar i'm getting (LTD MH-1000) has a locking trem I believe.

Wow...this sucks.


Just play it in standard Drop D, then. : l
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Just play it in standard Drop D, then. : l


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#16
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I see.

Just curious but when A7x does this live do they go out of their way and retune their guitars on stage???

No, they will have more than one guitar kept in different tunings. Many bands do.
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I wouldn't worry too much. Retuning a Floyd isn't hard, just takes a bit of time. Then after you hit that tuning it stays minus minor adjustments every now and again. If you have a hard tail keep that in whatever alternate tunings you'd want and problems are pretty much solved.
#19
Why not leave you're other guitar in drop D flat to play Almost Easy?

You're getting all bent up about 1 song.

Plus, Afterlife is in Drop D and is WAY Cooler.
#20
Quote by Cobain_Is_King
No, they will have more than one guitar kept in different tunings. Many bands do.


This.

That's why they keep alternating between guitars. It's not just for fun.

Just keep one guitar in Drop D and another in Drop D flat, for the songs that use it. I think Scream does as well.
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#21
Quote by Delanoir
This.

That's why they keep alternating between guitars. It's not just for fun.

Just keep one guitar in Drop D and another in Drop D flat, for the songs that use it. I think Scream does as well.


Danggit lol.

Yesterday 2 good things happened to me.

Got the Almost Easy solo and decided to tackle the song. And got the Scream riff and decided to tackle the song. Then I found out their in drop d flat so I have to retune my guitar whenever I play those songs lol.
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#23
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You can play any song in any tuning.

That doesn't make it right.


Wow thanks didn't know that lol.

I'm asking if I can play it right but in Drop D. Which apparantly I can't
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#24
Why don't you keep the guitar in drop Db then? It sounds like you want to play A7X covers. You could always play them in drop D too. It'll sound fine and most people won't notice. If you keep the guitar in Db you can still play your D songs if you capo the first fret, or you could play them a half step down.

It's really not a big deal, only a half step. And it'll only take about 15-20 minutes (max) to set the guitar guitar up a half step lower. A Tremol-no could really help as well.
#25
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Why don't you keep the guitar in drop Db then? It sounds like you want to play A7X covers. You could always play them in drop D too. It'll sound fine and most people won't notice. If you keep the guitar in Db you can still play your D songs if you capo the first fret, or you could play them a half step down.

It's really not a big deal, only a half step. And it'll only take about 15-20 minutes (max) to set the guitar guitar up a half step lower. A Tremol-no could really help as well.


A7x is my favorite band. Naturally I love to play their songs. So yeah.

Idk though, I've grown onto Drop D. I mean I guess I can play stuff in Drop D like Almost Easy right? I mean I got a few parts down in drop d. Would it really be noticeable if I did?
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#27
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What do you mean 'would it be noticable?'


Well i wouldn't be able to get to sound spot on perfect right? Or would i be able to in just drop d?
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#28
Quote by TheBodomBullet
A7x is my favorite band. Naturally I love to play their songs. So yeah.

Idk though, I've grown onto Drop D. I mean I guess I can play stuff in Drop D like Almost Easy right? I mean I got a few parts down in drop d. Would it really be noticeable if I did?


It might be noticeable to some people because it's a half step higher, but it'll still sound like "Almost Easy". It's not a huge difference. I personally would set the guitar up in Drop Db (Db, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb) because their old songs sound great in that tuning (IMO, used to be a huge fan and always had my guitar a half step down because I preferred that tuning). In drop Db you could also capo the first fret and if your intonation and everything else is spot-on you can play like you're in drop D.
#29
Quote by lylewithans182
Why not leave you're other guitar in drop D flat to play Almost Easy?

You're getting all bent up about 1 song.

Plus, Afterlife is in Drop D and is WAY Cooler.


But is it easier to play? Nope....
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But is it easier to play? Nope....


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From the looks of the tabs Almost Easy is easier than UC lol minus the solo of course. But now I got the solo down so I thought I should probably learn the whole song.
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#31
You could use Audacity (google it and download it, it's a free audio editing and recording program) to change the pitch of the song

You can import Almost Easy into Audacity and change the pitch to make it note higher, moving it from Drop Db to Drop D, so you can play along with the song without having to retune, thats what i do to play Drop C songs and such ^_^
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#32
Quote by xJuan91x
You could use Audacity (google it and download it, it's a free audio editing and recording program) to change the pitch of the song

You can import Almost Easy into Audacity and change the pitch to make it note higher, moving it from Drop Db to Drop D, so you can play along with the song without having to retune, thats what i do to play Drop C songs and such ^_^

Doesn't that screw with the voices and such though? Now that I read this, I'm thinking about using this to play along with some Disturbed stuff, maybe A7X to if I cba to do that.
#33
Well, changing it half a step will not really screw anything it up... a whole step yeah, but it doesnt always sound bad, it just sounds different

Take The End of Heartache by KSE and tune it up 5 semitones, he sounds JUST like a girl on the verses.

What tuning do you use on ur guitar?
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#34
TS, what the hell are you talking about? What do you want, exactly?

If you want to play a song in Drop Db, and your in Drop D, it doesn't matter at all. If you follow and play the tabs, the song, song structure and fingerings will all be the same.
It only starts sucking when you're going to play along with the cd, because their guitars would be half a step lower than yours.

If you want to play a cover-song by Avenged Sevenfold (what's wrong with just typing it out?) in a band, just keep your guitar in drop D, if that's your usual tuning. As long as you, the bassist and a possible second guitarist are all in the same tuning and key, it'll sound good. There's no justifying in having to tune a guitar completely for just one or two songs.

So seriously, what is it that you want to do, exactly?
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Take The End of Heartache by KSE and tune it up 5 semitones, he sounds JUST like a girl on the verses.

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#36
Quote by xJuan91x
Well, changing it half a step will not really screw anything it up... a whole step yeah, but it doesnt always sound bad, it just sounds different

Take The End of Heartache by KSE and tune it up 5 semitones, he sounds JUST like a girl on the verses.

What tuning do you use on ur guitar?

If you're speaking to me, then I normally am in standard or Drop D, the lowest I'll go is Drop Db. So moving it up to Drop D/Db from Drop C shouldn't change too much?
#37
i play everything in different keys cuz i dont wanna tune. i play drop C in drop D and all standards in standard.
unless youre playing to the song. if you play to the song, get audacity or something and change the pitch.
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