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Drop C tuning (CGCFAD) (listen)
Drop C tuning can be used to refer to any of many different alternative guitar tunings:
CGCFAD – This can be described as "standard D tuning with a dropped C", or "drop D tuning transposed down a whole step", where the entire guitar is transposed to the key of D, then the low D is moved down an additional whole step to C.
[1 ] [2 ] [3 ] This variation is a common tuning for many different kinds of [4 ] rock and metal bands. [5 ] CGDGBE – Dropping the low E string to a C, and the A string to a G, to make a fifth chord. The rest of the strings remain the same
[6 ] CADGBE – This is achieved by taking standard tuning (EADGBE) and dropping the low E to a C. All other strings remain the same.
Bands that have used CGCFAD [ edit ]
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