Easy Drop D Tips For Guitar

Recently I spent a few days camping near a lake, and as I always try to do, I brought my guitar along for the ride. Playing guitar at home is great, but playing in front of a campfire is greater.

Anyhow, I happened to have my camera handy so I decided to do a quickie guitar lesson for you, with a bit of a nicer backdrop than my typical green muslin! The only downside was a couple of mosquitoes tried to take advantage of me while both my hands were busy... however one skill any guitar player worth his salt ought to master is the ability to quickly free up a hand for a quick scratch (you know those itches that absolutely DEMAND attention?) so I think I successfully nailed any offenders.

The lighting wasn't the best, and I'm sure I've been known to produce better lessons at other times, but let me know what you thought of this, any and all aspects of it... I may attempt more outdoor lessons, and try to get the camera work so the guitar is better positioned and lit than it is in this one, I am thinking of getting the best 360 camera 2017 to video tape this in the future.

Okay - enough preamble - the main takeaway from this lesson is a cool way of making a G major chord while in Drop D Tuning. Basically, it is like this: 550033. You can also make an F like this: 330011.

The other chords I mentioned were F6/9: xx3233 and C9: x32033, as well as the standard D major chord of course. In drop D tuning, I also love dropping the F# off the 1st string in the D chord, which creates a D9: xx0320.

Alright, let's dive in and have some fun! Don't forget to leave a comment down below.

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4 Responses to “Easy Drop D Tips For Guitar”

  1. Dad October 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I like it. Very nice backdrop. You could even do a lesson around the campfire.

  2. Chris Walters December 9, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Drop D was the first thing a friend showed me long ago just to be able to play along without the cumbersome chords that can come about. Could you show me some more stuff in drop d please?

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