Mudcat Café message #921984 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58297   Message #921984
Posted By: ddw
30-Mar-03 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
Subject: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
For years I've been using what I always heard referred to as drop-D tuning -- i.e., standard tuning with the bass E lowered two frets. I always used it in the keys of A or D and it gives a wonderful, full bass line.

Today I was watching a video on slide guitar with Keith Wyatt and he was demonstrating what he called drop-D, but he lowered the treble E. I realize it is effectively the same tones, just in different register, but I had never heard of doing it that way.

Is this news to anybody else, or has my troglodyte existance just caught up with me?

cheers,

david