Drop C

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  May 3, 2022

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Drop C tuning is an alternative guitar tuning where at least one string has been lowered to a C. Most commonly this is CGCFAD, which can be described as D tuning with a dropped C, or drop D tuning transposed down a whole step. Because of its heavier tone, it is most commonly used in rock and heavy metal music.

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