This is the introduction to my tutorial ' Drop D slideguitar ' in the style of Ry Cooder. Learning the various different methods to tune for slide guitar will give you more options to let you suit the tunings to your playing style. One of the things that prevents many guitarists from experimenting in altered tunings is the hassle of retuning. Excerpted from Alternate Tunings Guitar Essentials. Drop D tuning should not be confused with Open D tuning. This tuning is often used in nu-metal and metal, and opens up a lower pitch on the instrument. I have composed 3 originals in this style as well which can be downloaded at iTunes using the links below : the calling moskito summer slide between two worlds Here you learn to play slide guitar with a so called ' drop D tuning '. Dropped-D tuning (D A D G B E) lowers the bass string only slightly but opens up a new world of tonalities and textures. The Drop D tuning is common in hard rock styles and one is that it allow power chords to be played by placing a single finger over the same fret. What’s that all about?” Well, unless you’ve just taken your first guitar out of its box for the first time, you’re probably used to tuning your instrument. Here's a begining of 'Slide Guitar In Drop D' series that would help you to master this beautiful technique. A tuning in which the low E string is dropped down in pitch to D, meaning the player can play power chords with one finger. “Drop D tuning, then. Hopefully you’ll know the names of the strings too: E, A, D, G, B and E from the lowest-pitched string going up to the highest. Standard tuning can be … Slide guitar can be played in standard or open tunings, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The combination of a beefier sound and easier power chords is what makes this tuning popular. Drop D tuning. Definition for: Drop D tuning. “Yeah, I know how to tune up. A drop D tuning is tuned very easy. Here is how you tune the guitar: DADGBE.Compared to standard tuning, the only difference is that you tune down the lowest (thickest) string a whole step, from E to D.