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  • I Love Dropped 'D' Tuning

    I've spent most of the night playing "Shine" by Collective soul.

    What are some of your favorite dropped 'D' tuning songs?

    I think my favorite is 'Everlong' by the Foo Fighters.
    "Hurry up and paddle, I hear banjo music"


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  • #2
    Not much of a song in length but Stephen Stills' Find The Cost Of Freedom has a nice vibe.

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    • #3
      "Those Who Waot" by Tommy Emmanuel, though technically all his strings are dropped down a 1/2 step and then the low E is dropped down another full step to C# giving his Maton dread a deeper rumble:

      Nigel Hawkins

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      • #4
        I really like drop D tuning, too.

        Okay, this is not the best video recording, but this guy is The Master:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv7cRnersv4
        Circular logic is best because it's circular.

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        • #5
          Emmanual ia an alien, and I don't mean from another country.
          Did you ever see him play Classical Gas! Ouch! He's inhuman.

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          • #6
            I thought TE's Maton was a 000/OM?

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            • #7
              I like dropped D a lot too.

              I have an arrangement of Connection (and old Stones tune) that I do in dropped D. It's not really like anybody else's arrangement, although it is influenced quite a bit by the Montrose version. They did a hard rock, electric guitar intro, though, so I had to come up with my own variation. World Turning is another in dropped D.

              If you go to dropped D plus a capo, you get some cool songs like Acadian Driftwood by the Band (one of their grossly underappreciated gems). I'm even doing Here Comes the Sun in dropped D with a capo, although I think most people use standard tuning with a capo for that one.
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              • #8
                I thought TE's Maton was a 000/OM?


                His main one is, but he also has a Maton dread with a cutaway that I saw him use live to play "Those Who Wait", "Questions" and "Initiation."
                Nigel Hawkins

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                • #9
                  Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden

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                  • #10
                    I used to use a lot of drop D but in the last few years, I've moved more toward partial capo, faux drop D. At first, it was tough to shake the feeling I was cheating somehow.

                    It was years ago, but it took me a long time to train my hands and mind to deal with that D bass -- and, frankly, I was more than a little nervous about possibly displacing that knowledge by working in the partial capo D-bass thing.

                    But recently I've gotten increasingly into DADGAD, but I think it's kind of like languages; the more you sort of know, the easier it is to learn the next one. Or something. Anyhow, DADGAD gave me a whole new set of challenges (and possibilities, of course; funny I never really got into it before), so I stopped feeling funny about the capo.

                    (And I should say that my guitars are generally dropped a half-step, besides.)

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                    • #11
                      I've spent most of the night playing "Shine" by Collective soul.

                      What are some of your favorite dropped 'D' tuning songs?

                      I think my favorite is 'Everlong' by the Foo Fighters.


                      Funny you mention Everlong, I've recently been playing that alot too. Great tune!
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                      • #12
                        I used to use a lot of drop D but in the last few years, I've moved more toward partial capo, faux drop D. At first, it was tough to shake the feeling I was cheating somehow.

                        It was years ago, but it took me a long time to train my hands and mind to deal with that D bass -- and, frankly, I was more than a little nervous about possibly displacing that knowledge by working in the partial capo D-bass thing.

                        But recently I've gotten increasingly into DADGAD, but I think it's kind of like languages; the more you sort of know, the easier it is to learn the next one. Or something. Anyhow, DADGAD gave me a whole new set of challenges (and possibilities, of course; funny I never really got into it before), so I stopped feeling funny about the capo.

                        (And I should say that my guitars are generally dropped a half-step, besides.)

                        that sort of describes me, too. I would decide to learn a new tune & it would be in a different tuning I hadn't used before. I was a bit hesitant and intimidated at first by this. But in short order I understood I had no reason to fear open tunings.
                        but back to the topic at hand...
                        My drop-D list:

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                          • #13
                            outshined by soundgarden

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                              • #15
                                Drop-D for noobs (my first, and so far only, drop-D song):

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