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Alternate Tunings Reference

Drop D Tuning (D.A.D.G.B.E)

Artists as diverse as the Beatles, Pete Seeger, John Denver, James Taylor, Happy Traum, and Jorma Kaukonen have all written and/or recorded tunes in the Drop D tuning. It is undeniably the most used alternate tuning, probably because it is so easy to get to (only the low E string needs to be retuned) and because most chords and scales remain unchanged from the familiar standard tuning. Since the only difference lies in the sixth string, the chord chart consists mainly of full six string chords, which should be liberally interspersed with familiar chords from the standard tuning - simply don't strum or pluck the lowest string.
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