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Alicia Willis

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    Hey y’all !

    So, I’ve been learning “Everlong” and I want to try out some more drop D songs.
    Life has been hectic and I’m looking for some super simple stuff I can learn quickly and jam too and not have to think too hard on 😂

    What would you guys recommend ? (Please no nirvana or velvet revolver lol)
     

    Cedric L

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    This Means War - Avenged Sevenfold (except the solo... That's fuqn hard)
    Given Up - Linkin Park
    Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day
    MAYBE -> Last Resort - Papa Roach? The riff isn't that easy but it repeats constantly. So if you can play that the song is easy too.
     
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    Adin Shepherd

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    Spoonman - Soundgarden
    Joker & The Thief - Wolfmother
    This Means War - A7X

    I will add more as I think of them.

    There are a bunch of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Linkin Park songs in drop D (although AiC and LP are normaly tuned down an additional half step)
     
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    Donovan Etue

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    Rammstein has some easy Drop D songs. Sonne is in Drop D and really easy. The riff to Freur Frei is a bit fast initially but once you figure out the riff slowly and build up some speed it's really fun. Learning the full song initially felt like a workout initially especially to my non calloused fingers. It was one of the first riffs I learned in the first 3 months of playing that really got me ecstatic because it was one of my favorite Rammstein riffs. Killing In The Name of by Rage Against the Machine is also fun and really groovy!
     

    Calvin Phillips

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    Spoonman - Soundgarden
    Joker & The Thief - Wolfmother
    This Means War - A7X

    I will add more as I think of them.

    There are a bunch of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Linkin Park songs in drop D (although AiC and LP are normaly tuned down an additional half step)
    Alice in chains isnt dropped d they are half step down and then dropping half step down. If there are drop d songs there are very few of them..

    It's possible the newer stuff with will is but I know the early stuff was more half step down. But they could be played in drop d.
     
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    Adin Shepherd

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    Alice in chains isnt dropped d they are half step down and then dropping half step down. If there are drop d songs there are very few of them..

    It's possible the newer stuff with will is but I know the early stuff was more half step down. But they could be played in drop d.

    Not sure what you mean by half a step down and then dropping a half step down? If you mean drop D tuned down a half step, I had already pointed that out in my post.
     

    Calvin Phillips

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    Not sure what you mean by half a step down and then dropping a half step down? If you mean drop D tuned down a half step, I had already pointed that out in my post.
    Drop d flat c sharp. The ones dropped are their power chord songs. We die young.. them bones. I used to play a lot of their songs and I could do them all half step down. All ofnjar of flies is half step too. I think dirt is all half step but first 2 songs. Facelift may have some dropped. I know jerry was a huge blues guy.
     

    Conor Mason

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    There are a few. Some artists will do a drop tuning after lowering their guitar anywhere from a half step flat (Van Halen, Linkin Park, Alice in Chains, etc) to 2 steps flat like Pantera, Dream Theater in certain songs. Are you comfortable down tuning your guitar? If not, that's totally cool. Here are a couple I can think of that aren't too difficult to learn with straight-ahead, tight riffs that are in the pocket and a hell of a lot of fun to lay. Some bands like Linkin Park or Three Days Grace do almost all their songs in a drop D style tuning. Mark Tremonti is like this as a riff-writer in all of his bands. I LOVE Killswitch Engage! They tune down one whole step from standard, commonly known as D Standard then lower the 6th string to C. So heavy! Their stuff is crazy fast and tight, so that may or may not be where you are comfortable with as a player. If so, go for it! If you can only handle standard drop D, no worries.

    -Fuel "Running Away"
    -Foo Fighters-Everlong
    -Linkin Park- Numb and In the End (tune down a half step flat from standard, then do a drop to Db)
    -Three Days Grace- most of their stuff, haha! My favorite is Never Too Late
    -Crossfade- Cold
    -Soundgarden-Black Hole Sun.


    I can think of more, but that's quite a bit of material to get started with! Cheers!
     

    Calvin Phillips

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    There days grace also has songs in dropped c. A lot of those songs are the ones Adam wrote early on. The newer guitarist I think pushed drop d on them.. but i also stopped listening after one x. They will never top that album it's that good.
     
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    Alicia Willis

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    Sum 41 has some songs in drop D as well.

    To find new songs in a certain tuning I usually go through a list on songsterr.com That shows the difficulty too
    Sometimes the “difficulty” level on songster is misleading.....at least to me 😂
    Side note, I didn’t know you could search there via tuning 🤦🏼‍♀️
     
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    Alicia Willis

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    Thanks guys ! Gonna give some of these a go. I just don’t have the mental capacity for a lot of effort right now ! Hopefully some of these will be easy and I can jam a bit 😄
     
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    heart shaped box nirvana
    Soundgarden-black hole sun