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Outlaw2112
post Jan 24 2008, 03:15 PM
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Is there a way i can switch between standard tuning and drop D with out a tuner? Kinda a newbie question, but i havent really messed with drop D tuning much before.. I saw this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EVH...stem?sku=361390
but i wanted to know how to drop it just by ear..

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Bogdan Radovic
post Jan 24 2008, 03:19 PM
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This is very practical...Also there are tuners for dropping to D for bass..Don't know if they make them for guitars...I guess its impossible to tune by hand without anyone noticing and precisely in the middle of playing the song..


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post Jan 24 2008, 03:24 PM
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This will work for sure if you have a floyd rose bridge
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post Jan 24 2008, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Jan 24 2008, 02:15 PM) *
Is there a way i can switch between standard tuning and drop D with out a tuner? Kinda a newbie question, but i havent really messed with drop D tuning much before.. I saw this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EVH...stem?sku=361390
but i wanted to know how to drop it just by ear..


Well, you're dropping the E string two steps. If the rest of your guitar is in tune, you can just hold the E string at the 2nd fret and then tune that down to E. That should put the open string at D.

I think there's a beginner-ish drop-D lesson on GMC somewhere. If I remember right, he just tuned it down by ear. Plucking the E and A strings while tuning E down til it sounds right. It's easier to get a feel for how it's supposed to sound if you give it a reference point.


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post Jan 24 2008, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Jan 24 2008, 02:38 PM) *
Well, you're dropping the E string two steps. If the rest of your guitar is in tune, you can just hold the E string at the 2nd fret and then tune that down to E. That should put the open string at D.

I think there's a beginner-ish drop-D lesson on GMC somewhere. If I remember right, he just tuned it down by ear. Plucking the E and A strings while tuning E down til it sounds right. It's easier to get a feel for how it's supposed to sound if you give it a reference point.


Yeah this is good. Or also, for E standard tuning the low E string on the 5th fret should sound like the A string played open. For drop D though the 7th fret on the E string should sound like open A.
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post Jan 24 2008, 07:59 PM
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Check Out My Lesson On Drop D, there are also tips on how to drop tune

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post Jan 25 2008, 03:55 PM
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Its quite simple and you can get it done in 10 seconds, if you practice it a bit:-D You just have to drop low E string whole step - so you hold 7th fret, and downtune, until 7th fret on low E is an A note - just like 2nd string. You got, what i mean? Normally, A is on 5th fret (on E) and you have to downtune it, so A is on 7th fret:)

Its really simple and doesnt take you more than few seconds:) You can switch like that between songs without anyone noticing. It just looks, like you are trying to improvise:-D

Dont be afraid, DROPS ROCKS;)

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post Jan 26 2008, 02:46 AM
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Thanks bro, ill try it that way...


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