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Easy Drop D songs?


(@djanvk)
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Can anyone point out any easier Drop D songs, more in the heavy metal genre or hard rock?

I was reading that the heavier songs use more Drop D tuning.

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(@hbriem)
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Uh ... I believe the main point of drop-D tuning is that a one finger barre over the bottom three strings forms a power chord:

e|---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---
B|---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---
G|---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---
D|---1---3---5---7---8---10--12--
A|---1---3---5---7---8---10--12--
D|---1---3---5---7---8---10--12--
F5 G5 A5 B5 C5 D5 E5

This makes the rhythm guitar part very easy to play, while solo fingering is unchanged from normal tuning.

This is the main reason for its popularity in metal, I have heard.

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(@hmingtea)
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The Thing That Should Not Be - Metallica


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(@dave-t)
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Everlong by the Foo Fighters. It sounds good even at a fairly slow tempo as you learn.


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