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Drop D Songs

fencefacefenceface Posts: 37
edited November 2007 in Musicians and Gearheads
I play

pure massacre and undecided from silverchair
nirvana something in the way
feel good hit of the summer from qotsa
marigod from nirvana (havn't done that in awhile so i got to take a look at the tabs)

yeah I write simple drop d songs so anyone else know some good drop d songs to mess around that i could add to my covers list come gig time?
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  • GardenpartyGardenparty Posts: 1,900
    All Apologies - Nirvana
    On A Plain - Nirvana
    Exhausted - Foo Fighters
    Everlong - Foo
    Be Quiet and Drive - Deftones
    Change - Deftones

    Those all sound pretty tasty on acoustic
    “I know this song so well, I can smoke a cigarette, have a drink, brush my teeth, take a shit, and mow the lawn while singing it. But I'll only be doing a couple of those things during this version.”
  • awesome cool thanks I'll check em out.
  • RhynoRhyno Posts: 304
    Marker in the Sand is Drop D I believe
    Cheers!
    Rhyno

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  • NO WAY- Pearl Jam
    Go-Pearl Jam
    Evenflow(can be played in drop D)-Pearl Jam
    Judith-A Perfect Circle
    Something in the way-Nirvana(already mentioned)
    Everlong-Foo Fighters(already mentioned)
    Hey! Johnny Park(Foo Fighters)
    Disposition-TOOL
    Leash-Pearl Jam
    Stinkfist-TOOL
    Parabola-TOOL
    Loser-Beck
    (Basically anything by TOOL)


    That's enough from me...yeah, I enjoy playing most of those songs.
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  • Soundgarden. A whole lot of stuff to check out there: Hands All Over, Outshined, Jesus Christ Pose, Black Hole Sun, Spoonman etc.
  • GardenpartyGardenparty Posts: 1,900
    Soundgarden. A whole lot of stuff to check out there: Hands All Over, Outshined, Jesus Christ Pose, Black Hole Sun, Spoonman etc.

    I want to hear an acoustic version of "Jesus Christ Pose" very badly!!

    heh heh
    “I know this song so well, I can smoke a cigarette, have a drink, brush my teeth, take a shit, and mow the lawn while singing it. But I'll only be doing a couple of those things during this version.”
  • fadafada Posts: 1,032
    Dear Prudence The beatles
    Get Away Ocean colour scene
    Street in the city Pete Townshend
    Razor foo fighters
    ten years gone led zeppelin
    happy alone kings of leon
  • yeah soundgarden has some real werid tunings also.

    drop c, thats a real out of tune drop d from my understanding?
  • MLC2006MLC2006 Posts: 861
    Alice in Chains- We Die Young, Sunshine, Them Bones, Dam That River (plus a half step down, but sounds good either way)

    Soundgarden- Outshined, Spoonman, Black Hole Sun

    Neil Young- Cinnamon Girl

    Days of the New- Touch/Peel/Stand

    System of a Down- Lonely Day and Toxicity (I believe these are actually Drop D and then down a whole additional step. but imo, they sound better in regular Drop D. I think a lot of bands sound silly when they try to tune so far down because they think that's what makes a song "heavy")
  • MLC2006MLC2006 Posts: 861
    fenceface wrote:

    drop c, thats a real out of tune drop d from my understanding?


    drop c is drop d tuned down another whole step. any song that's in drop c, you can play in drop d, it'll just be a little higher pitched. I like drop d better, I think it sounds "prettier". when you tune down to c, the strings can start to get kind of wobbly.
  • Fuckin' Up - Neil Young
    Hunger Stike - TOTD

    I think Cinnamon girl is actually DADGAD
  • Satan's Bed-Pearl Jam if my memory serves me right...and Present Tense.
    Grand Rapids '04, Detroit '06
    JEFF HARDY AND JEFF AMENT USED TO LOOK THE SAME
    "Pearl Jam always eases my mind and fires me up at the same time.”-Jeff Hardy
  • lucylespianlucylespian Posts: 2,403
    Fuckin' Up - Neil Young
    Hunger Stike - TOTD

    I think Cinnamon girl is actually DADGAD

    I thought someone would come up with Fuckin' Up evntually. It's my favourite Drop D song og all.

    Metallica's "Blackened" ( or is it TTTSNB ??) is tabbed as Drop D in the tab book, though it apparently it was recorded in D standard. The sound is the same, just the fingering a littel different. "MFC" is tabbed on GTW in Drop D, but I don't know why cos it's really easy to play in E standard, which I do.
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  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    I think Cinnamon girl is actually DADGAD


    i was just going to say that.

    pick any song by Weezer... they are all in Drop D. :)
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • HebejebeHebejebe Posts: 108
    NO WAY- Pearl Jam
    Go-Pearl Jam
    Evenflow(can be played in drop D)-Pearl Jam
    Judith-A Perfect Circle
    Something in the way-Nirvana(already mentioned)
    Everlong-Foo Fighters(already mentioned)
    Hey! Johnny Park(Foo Fighters)
    Disposition-TOOL
    Leash-Pearl Jam
    Stinkfist-TOOL
    Parabola-TOOL
    Loser-Beck
    (Basically anything by TOOL)


    That's enough from me...yeah, I enjoy playing most of those songs.

    You are right that almost everything by Tool is in drop d but parabol/parabola are in drop b/e bedgbe
  • MLC2006MLC2006 Posts: 861
    Metallica's "Blackened" ( or is it TTTSNB ??) is tabbed as Drop D in the tab book, though it apparently it was recorded in D standard. The sound is the same, just the fingering a littel different. "MFC" is tabbed on GTW in Drop D, but I don't know why cos it's really easy to play in E standard, which I do.


    "Blackened" is standard tuning. don't know about TTTSNB.
  • alright cool thanks for the lists dudes.
  • ianvomsaalianvomsaal Suncoast, FLPosts: 1,224
    " Killing in the name of " by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - nice shocker (and its easy to play).

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  • Soundgarden's Room A Thousand Years Wide is a fun and easy one to play.
  • ianvomsaal wrote:
    " Killing in the name of " by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - nice shocker (and its easy to play).

    - Ian
    You mean "Killing In The Name". I forgot about Rage, there's so much classic material right there. Around half of their songs are in drop D.
  • dunkman wrote:
    i was just going to say that.

    pick any song by Weezer... they are all in Drop D. :)

    I disagree. I play tons of their songs in standard tuning dropped down a half a step to Eb. This is not Drop D.

    Some ones not mentioned so far:

    "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse
    "Adam's Song" by Blink 182
    "No Other Way" Jack Johnson
    "Razor" Foo Fighters
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  • ^ Adam's Song is a whole tone down.
  • ^ Adam's Song is a whole tone down.

    You're probably right, I learned it in drop D like this:
    http://www.azchords.com/b/blink182-tabs-2/adamssongintro-tabs-69013.html

    I see another tab just tuned down a whole step
    http://www.azchords.com/b/blink182-tabs-2/adamssonglive-tabs-69015.html
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  • Born of a broken man - RATM
    Drown - Smashing Pumpkins


  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    Is No Shelter by RATM in drop D?
  • BALLBOYBALLBOY AustraliaPosts: 811
    Blind Dogs by Soundgarden is in drop d but there are no lessons out there for it
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