Drop E Tuning

Drop E on the 8 string guitar is pretty simple. It’s the simple standard 7 string tuning with the addition of Low E on the top. This means that only the F# note is changed to E, and the rest of the notes remain the same. Drop E is a widely used choice of tuning when it comes to playing Djent and heavy music on the 8-string guitar.
E1 B1 E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4

Fun Fact

8-string guitars are fairly new to the music scene. They are commonly famous for Djenting and heavy metal. There’s still a lot to be explored and experimented with with the Drop E tuning for 8 strings. If you are an 8 string enthusiast, then do explore Drop E. Who knows? You might come up with your own Drop E genre someday!

5 Songs to Play

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Year of the Rat

by Void Of Vision

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Here are 10 Drop E Songs You Should Learn on the 8 String Guitar

by Robin Leneutre

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Eight-String Chords Lesson

by Tosin Abasi (ASL)

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Jam along this great cover of Gauze!

by Deftones

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Drop E beginner's tutorial!

by Eric Plays 8-string

This Tuning Is Available In

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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