Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Drop D tuning, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, so now let's move into drop tunings.…We're going to go to drop D.…So all you have to do is tune your…thickest E string down a whole step.…I already did that to my guitar, I'm going to…play the note so you can match it.…Here we have D.…And the rest of the strings are in standard.…A, D, G,…B, and E.…
Now this is one of the easier tunings to get into,…all you really have to do is just when you're in E,…just try to match the thickest E string…to the open D string, just an octave lower,…so you can hear it, sort of match that pitch.…So you can get into this tuning relatively quickly.…Let's check out some new chord forms and drop D.…So first of all, you can play D,…D major now, hitting all the strings.…
And C.…G is played a little bit differently.…As is E major.…And a lot of these chord forms that you would…normally play two frets lower,…you just have to move them up two frets higher,…A major is the same.…As is B flat major.…For any chord forms that don't even have that string,…let's check out D minor.…
And then there's C minor.…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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