Drop D Tuning

One of the easiest alternative tunings to use, drop D simply requires “dropping” the low E a whole step down to D. The advantage of this? It creates an open power chord (a three-note fifth) with the low three strings (DAD). As a result, drop D allows for faster transitions between power chords. It also adds two lower semitones to the bass range of the rhythm guitar, which creates a deeper, heavier sound. In rock, early examples of drop D include The Beatles’ aptly titled “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and Led Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick.”
D2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4

Fun Fact

It was in the eighties and nineties, with the popularization of heavy metal, that drop D really entered mass consciousness.

5 Songs to Play

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The Beautiful People

by Marilyn Manson

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by Foo Fighters

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Never Going Back Again

by Fleetwood Mac

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by Ed Sheeran

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Dear Prudence

by The Beatles

This Tuning Is Available In

Roadie Bass

Roadie Bass

Roadie 2

Roadie 2

Roadie 3

Roadie 3

Did You Know

With the Roadie Tuner, your set-list is sure to flow naturally. It comes with an extensive index of 150+ built-in tunings so you don't need to worry about switching between different alternate tunings and keeping track of your custom ones. All you need to do is select your tuning of choice, place Roadie on the peg and watch it automatically tune your instrument for you in just seconds.

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