I Lay Down, a song written with drop D guitar tuning.

Mike Mckendry

This particular song is off Mike Mckendry’s 5th studio album, “Original NZ Folk, Gospel and Blues”. The album itself is a 14 song compilation, of material recorded from 1991 – 2017, and the studio version of the song, features an ascending keyboard bass line, keyboards, guitar & vocals. For the purpose of this blog, we’d like to focus on the type of guitar tuning used when the song was written, namely drop D tuning.

With this particular tuning the order is D A D F# A D, and to make it simple the order for normal tuning is simply E A D G B E. The song is in the key of F, so once the guitar is tuned to drop D the capo goes on the 3rd fret, however it is recommended that you tune the guitar with the capo on, this would mean that the order of notes…

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