Dropped Alternate Guitar Tunings

Dropped guitar tunings, are basically higher and lower standard tuning with the 6th string or thickest string tuned one full step below the other strings. A very common dropped tuning is the drop D from standard tuning, you basically tune the low E string to a D note and you get (D-A-D-G-B-E)
 
This type of guitar tuning is most commonly used in metal, heavy metal, goth, deathmetal and other metal genres. With this type of tuning, a guitarist can hold down the first three string and intantly produce a "power chord", which is why it is optimal for quick chord progressions and transitions.
 
Some dropped tuning might require a thick gauge 6th string due to extremely low notes, while others can easily be achieved through the use of a capo or partial capo similar to higher guitar tunings.
 
 
STANDARD
E
A
D
G
B
E
Notes:
Dropped Alternate Tuning
Drop D guitar tuning D A D G B E Standard tuning but with the 6th string dropped one full step. Utilized by bands like Tool.
Drop C# guitar tuning C# G# C# F# A# D# Same as Drop D, but every string is dropped one half step. Utilized by bands like Black Sabbath.
Drop Db guitar tuning Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Drop C guitar tuning C G C F A D One full step down from Drop D. This tuning is most often used by lighter metal musicians.
Drop B guitar tuning B F# B E G# C# One and one half steps down from Drop D. This tuning is most often used by modern heavymetal musicians.
B Gb B E Ab Db
Drop A# guitar tuning A# F A# D# G C Two full steps down from Drop D.
Drop Bb guitar tuning Bb F Bb Eb G C
Drop A guitar tuning A E A D F# B Two and one half steps down from Drop D. This tuning is most often used by deathmetal musicians. Utilized by bands like Nile.
A E A D Gb B
Drop G# guitar tuning G# D# G# C# F A# Three full steps down from Drop D.
Drop Ab guitar tuning Ab Eb Ab Db F Bb
Drop G guitar tuning G D G C E A Three and one half steps down from Drop D.
Drop F# guitar tuning F# C# F# B D# G# Four full steps down from Drop D, or two full steps up from Drop D1.
Drop Gb guitar tuning Gb Db Gb B Eb Ab
Drop F guitar tuning F C F C# D G Four and one half steps down from Drop D, or one and a half steps up from Drop D1.
F C F Bb D G
Drop E guitar tuning E B E A C# F# Five full steps down from Drop D, or one full step up from Drop D1.
E B E A Db Gb
Drop D# guitar tuning D# A# D# G# C F Five and one half steps down from Drop D, or one half step up from Drop D1.
Drop Eb guitar tuning Eb Bb Eb Ab C F
Drop D1 guitar tuning D A D G B E Six full steps (one octave) down from Drop D.
               

Here is a diagram of how your guitar should be tuned to Drop D tuning as reference:

The bottom will be your 6th or thickest string going to your 1st or thinnest string on top.

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