Drop Tuning

how to tune to drop d, c, b, and a.

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Before we start I need to say that this is really easy. I'll start with drop D.

Drop D:

Tuneing from E to drop D, and all other tuneings, you really need to know how to tune to ear. first, put your index finger (it doesnt't really matter which finger) on the seventh fret of the bottom E string, and tune it like you would normaly with the A string except at the seventh fret. Like shown.
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|----0-----0-|
E|-7-----7----|

Drop C:

Tuneing from E to drop C. Right, place your index finger on the third fret on the bottom E string, and tune the A string down to that. Then tune the D string down to be in tune with A string then the G to the D then the B to the G and the top e to the b string. then, place your index finger on the 12th fret bottom E string. And tune it to the D string. It's all shown bellow in a tab bar.
e|-------------------------------------------------------------0-------0-|
B|-----------------------------------------------0-----0---5-------5-----|
G|-------------------------------0------0-----4-----4--------------------|
D|------------------0-----0---5-----5------------------------------------|
A|---0-----0-----5-----5-------------------------------------------------|
E|-3----3----------------------------------------------------------------|
Now you should have: E, G, C, F, A, D. Now for the extra C on the bottom E string.
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
F|---------------|
C|----0--------0-|
G|---------------|
E|-12----12------|
Obviously the intructions are above.

Drop B And Drop A:

I'm putting them together because there very simialer. To get to drop B tune a whole step down from drop C. To get to drop A tune another half a step down from drop B. Hope you found this useful!

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    maie
    "To get to drop B tune a whole step down from drop C" what do you mean by "a whole step down?"
    Kortez3000
    I still would have liked a demonstration on tuning to Drop B and Drop A. In before, "experts" tell me its easy.
    yourmomma777
    yo yo yo dog that is pretty cool wat do you recomend for drop a or b as in string wise
    thirddayguy
    It's a strange way of looking at drop tuning...I just put a capo on fret 1 for alt tunings.
    Trill Man Tate
    I guess that would work, makes it more steps than necessary. Droping it oesn't require that much effort. Then again most of us don't play keyboard. -_-
    eisaac
    half step from c to be and whole step from B to A. As opposed to what you have said