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Drop D Tuning Chord Charts

Drop D Tuning – DADGBE in D Major

Today is alt tuning #157 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:


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Here we are – the first tuning of the second half of 2016!

“Now that salada tunin’z!”

Tonight, for the first time this year, I’m playing along with drum and bass tracks I recorded earlier today to showcase the tunings in the context of other instruments. Sure, it’s a bit more work but I hope it helps the tunings shine!

The audio/video quality is better AND to top it off, I’m using a new camera angle. This will help separate the tunings visually from the first half of 2016 and the second.

The AltTunings Project is going strong for you – one tuning at a time!

Let’s join the “Drop D Tuning Parade,” tonight’s song/idea in the Key of D Major.

Here are the chords I’m playing while using the full version of our chord charts, which illustrate 167 chords in this tuning:

Drop D Tuning Chord Charts

May these daily alt tunings continue to inspire you as you explore songwriting beyond the limitations of standard tuning. If you’d like to learn more about how to use alternate tunings to expand and develop your own songwriting, give me a call at 888-7-GUITAR or use our online form to reach out to me here.

Until next time…

~Scott Quillin

Did you know? Scott started playing guitar when he was 14 years old back in 1982. A Pittsburgh native, Scott resides in Rhode Island where he teaches guitar, bass, music and songwriting. He also records and mixes songs for local bands and artists as well as his own music. He writes and records nearly every day and has a real passion to help others hear their “inner voice” and express that in songs.

You can listen to more of Scott’s music at

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