Pseudo drop D tuning using a capo

One of my favourite little tricks is to simulate a drop D tuning by using an upside down capo across the top five strings at the 2nd fret, leaving the bottom E open.

Of course it is not actually a drop D tuning but it allows you to get that full rich 6 string D chord shape and, as an added bonus, when you’re fretting the bottom string everything is back to normal so there are no new shapes to learn.

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