DADGBD - Double Drop D

Description

Also known simply as double drop D is an alternative guitar tuning: E strings are tuned down (dropped) one whole step (2 frets) to D rather than E as in standard tuning (EADGBE). The main use for double dropped d is so guitarists can play 5th chords with one finger on the bass strings and play the treble side of a barré chord. A well-known recording that makes effective use of this tuning is Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young and I Hate California by Jonathan Coulton.

DADGBD Resources

DADGBD Guitar Tuner

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D

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A

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D

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G

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B

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D

Songs tuned to DADGBD

Artist Song Album Tab
Nick Drake Bryter Layter Bryter Layter View Tab
Nick Drake Fly Bryter Layter View Tab
Nick Drake Fly Time of No Reply View Tab
Gregg Allman Come and Go Blues View Tab
Led Zeppelin
Neil Young Dont Let It Bring You Down After the Gold Rush View Tab
Kate Rusby Jolly Ploughboys View Tab
Led Zeppelin Going to California IV View Tab
A Skylit Drive Black and Blue Identity On Fire
The Doobie Brothers Black Water What Were Once Vices are Now Habits
Fleetwood Mac The Chain Rumours
John Renbourn Rosslyn The Attic Tapes View Tab
Runaway Chuck Fall Away Fall Away

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Going to California - Led Zeppelin cover in Double Drop D tuning
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Open Tunning - DADGBd - Double dropped D
Open Tunning - DADGBd - Double dropped D

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iris acoustic cover by trev (double drop d tuning)
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Whitefall Firefly Tutorial, Pt. 1:  Double Dropped D Tuning
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Tuning Map

  • Fret
  • S6
  • S5
  • S4
  • S3
  • S2
  • S1
  • -7
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  • D
  • G
  • C
  • E
  • A
  • -6
  • A#
  • D#
  • G#
  • C#
  • F
  • A#
  • -5
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  • E
  • A
  • D
  • F#
  • B
  • -4
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  • F
  • A#
  • D#
  • G
  • C
  • -3
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  • E
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  • C#
  • -2
  • D
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  • F
  • A
  • D
  • -1
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  • D#
  • 0
  • E
  • A
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  • B
  • E
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 3
  • G
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  • 4
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  • E
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  • D
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  • B