Drop G Artists/Songs?

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  1. Thundercloud

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    Hey Everyone, I play a 7 string in Drop G and was looking for some songs to cover. I can't find too many bands that use Drop G so I was hoping some of you could help out. I am looking to play metal, any style of metal. All help is appreciated!
     
  2. Draceius

    Draceius I hate everyone on this site

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    Born of Osiris from A higher place onwards
    Disperse
    Whitechapels self titled

    That should keep you busy
     
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    The Underground in America/Sandblasted Skin by Pantera is a baritone in drop G (plus or minus a fraction of a tone) but I can't think of any others
     
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    some Attack Attack! like

    and
     
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    levijaymz what is guitar

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    I Declare War's first album is Drop G I believe.
     
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    G# is much more common.
     
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    If you want to tune your upper strings up a lot you could play devin townsend/Strapping Young Lad's post 2004 stuff (he tunes GCGCGCE, I know Alien at least was recorded on a massively downtuned 6 string and thus didn't use the high E). If you want to stay in drop G I'm sure some of his songs are playable without moving off the lowest three strings. Large chunks of By Your Command and Ziltoid Attax, for example.
     
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    I think the Divided By album from Structures is in a G tuning of some sort isn't it? Dunno I haven't listened to them for a while but I remember them posting their tuning on some forum at some point.
    I think G# is more common.
     
  10. TheWarAgainstTime

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    Whitechapel's self-titled
    Born of Osiris on all of The Discovery and some songs on TWDA
    Not sure if they have any others in Drop G, but I, the Breather's song Lunar is in drop G
    Devin Townsend uses Open C with a low G for some stuff, which is pretty close :lol:
     
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    The Contortionist plays in drop G#, they have lots of mildly complex stuff, fun to play, easy to learn. Can spend days playing them lol
     
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    Bring me the horizon (on 6 strings) plays drop G on few songs (Sleep with one eye open, Deathbreath, Football season is over, Blacklist). Fun to play and easy to learn.
     
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    I think Mnemic - Mnemesis is in G.
     
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    F# standard. :)
     
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    Just a note, Disperse is mainly in Drop A if I'm not mistaken, the few songs that are in G are just GEADGBE with the low A tuned down by itself! Thought I'd just throw that in there haha.
     
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    G# is just so much more common. If you're looking to find some actual songs to play at the expense of tuning up a half-step, I recommend Periphery, Northlane, The Acacia Strain, Memphis May Fire, Nevermore, Within the Ruins and In Flames. I'm only mentioning these bands because I know none that play in drop G.
     
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    Within the ruins play in Drop G.
     
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    Whitechapel self album, periphery I think.
     
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    Vildhjarta used drop G before MÃ¥sstaden so I guess you could try insturmental versions of Traces etc.
     
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    I thought Nevermore and In Flames played in A#...
     

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