Maybe you’ve heard of the most popular alternate tuning: Drop D.
Maybe you haven’t.
Today’s fun lesson utilizes the tuning in order to play some really easy and great sounding riffs.
Standard tuning is EADGBe. Drop D is DADGBe.
You can drop your fattest guitar string a whole step with the help of any guitar tuning mobile application or by ear. There are plenty of helpful ways today via the internet. Anyone can become a guitar player.
This is the riff we’ll be learning.
If you’ve never read a tablature, the numbers correspond to the frets.
They are all incredibly similar with a small change to the end of each one that offers a little bit of what us musicians call “flavor” to the riff.
* = palm muted
h = hammer-on
At the end of riff 2 is a 7 on the D string.
At the end of riff 3 is a 12 on the A string.
These notes are technically the same, but included them both. It’s personal preference.