Claude Johnson here and I want to talk about drop D tuning.
(PRWEB) November 11, 2014
“Claude Johnson here and I want to talk about drop D tuning”, says Johnson. Claude starts off this lesson by going over the tuning that is the standard for guitar as follows; 6th string E, 5th string A, 4th string D, 3rd string G, 2nd string B and first string E.
“For drop D tuning you are simply changing the low E string down to a D”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates how to do this by matching the pitch of the 4th string, D, to the 6th string by ear. “You can play a lot of really cool stuff in this tuning”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates the song Black Water by The Doobie Brothers as follows; Am (A minor) followed by the 2nd fret of the 6th string and slide to the 3rd fret and then D9 with the open 6th string for the root note. Claude says that this tuning is great for a lot of different styles of music including blues, which he demonstrates by playing some blues licks that incorporate the low D of the 6th string. More information about Drop D Tuning can be found at GuitarControl.com.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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