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How to Play Guitar: Beginners / Tuning to Drop D

Watch more Beginner Guitar Lessons videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn about tuning to drop D and how to do it right in this video from Howcast's How to Play Guitar: Beginners series. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Okay, so what we're talking about are alternate tunings. And uh, lots of different groups use alternate tunings. It can make the guitar more exotic sounding. Some groups like Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine, uh Muse, some bluegrass artists, folk music, country music, the list is endless, right? One tuning they could use, it's very simple to do, is called a drop D tuning. And all I'm doing is I'm dropping the 6th string down to the note D, right? So how do I do that? Well I already have a D on the guitar. So here I have a 4th string D, right? And so I'm trying to match that note, but, but it's gonna be down, right? So, there you go. Right so, so maybe you're playing some heavy metal, right, that it, that requires, right some really heavy bottom end, right? Or maybe you just want a more exotic sound on the guitar. Right here's, here's D, a little more resonant because now I have a D as my lowest note, you know? And that's how you can make a drop D tuning.
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