Drop D tuning is great, but playing chords requires some adjustment. This article contains several chord charts of chord voicings for drop D tuning.
Getting tuned to drop D is a simple endeavor. The low E string is tuned down one whole step to D. The rest of the strings remain the same. You’ll end up with a tuning that looks like this: D,A,D,G,B,E. This tuning provide a slightly deeper low end and enables you to play power chords with a single finger.
With these chord charts you’ll find various ways to play common drop D tuning chords. There are more voicings for each chord than you’ll probably ever need, but it’s fun trying playing them all! You never know, one of these voicings may spark something creative in you.
Common Drop D Tuning Chords
Learn More About Drop D Tuning
How To Tune To Drop D: Here is a detailed guide to get in tune to drop D.
“The Magic Of Drop D Tuning” E-book: This e-book explores popular songs that use the tuning and reveals how to use drop D for your own creative efforts.
Popular Songs In Drop D
Here’s just a few songs. There are a ton more.
Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac: This song uses the tuning to full effect.
Harvest Moon by Neil Young: A great acoustic song that uses the tuning well.
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet: Not many people realize that this song is in drop D.
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