Drop D tuning is frequently used in heavy metal as guitarists in that style often need extremely fast transitions between power chords. However the tuning has also been used in many other styles of music including blues country folk and classical. Due to its similarity to standard tuning drop D is recognised as a useful introduction to alternative tunings leading logically to an exploration of DADGAD open D and drop D drop G (in which both the 5th and 6th strings are dropped a tone) tunings.

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Songs tuned to DADGBE

Artist Song Album Tab
Avenged Sevenfold Gunslinger
Rage Against The Machine Killing in the Name Rage Against The Machine View Tab
Foo Fighters Everlong The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters Monkey Wrench The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters Razor In Your Honour
Led Zeppelin Going to California Led Zeppelin IV
Staind Epiphany
Neil Young Harvest Moon
Soundgarden Spoonman Superunknown
Queen fat bottomed girls
All Time Low Dear Maria Count me In So wrong it's right
Metallica All Nightmare Long Death Magnetic
Avenged Sevenfold Basically all of their songs except a few All Albums
Nickelback How You Remind Me silver side up
Nickelback Animals All the Right Reasons
Nickelback Million Miles an Hour No Fixed Address
Nickelback Bottoms up Here and Now
Nickelback Leader of Men The State
Three Days Grace Burn Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace I Hate Everything About You Three Days Grace
Metallica The Thing That Should Not Be Master Of Puppets
Soundgarden Outshined Superunknown
Soundgarden Black Hole Sun Superunknown
Three Days Grace Scared Three Days Grace
Led Zeppelin Moby Dick
Nickelback Shakin Hands Dark Horse
Nickelback Something In Your Mouth Dark Horse
Nickelback Never Again Silver Side Up
Nickelback Feelin Way Too Damn Good The Long Road
Nickelback If Everyone Cared All The Right Reasons
Nickelback Slow Motion
Nickelback Believe It Or Not The Long Road
Nickelback Another Hole In The Head The Long Road
Nirvana On A Plain Nevermind
MUSE New Born Origin of Symetry
Daughter Candles
Karnivool Eidolon Asymmetry
Papa Roach Last Resort Infest
Red Hot Chili Peppers Naked In The Rain Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Incubus Redefine SCIENCE
Opeth Black Rose Immortal Morningrise
Opeth Demon Of The Fall My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Blackwater Park Blackwater Park
Opeth The Grand Conjuration Ghost Reveries
Jimmy Eat World Believe In What You Want Clarity
Jimmy Eat World The Middle Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Sweetness Bleed American
Runaway Chuck Shadow Runaway Chuck EP
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