Originally Posted by: guitarjockYou have to indicate at the begining of the piece or section that it is played in a drop-D tuning.
So when you read for example a low E note, you will play the open sixth string but the pitch will now be a low D. But still written as E.
Same idea applies to open tunings.
But how would this work since there's 7 semitones between low d and a and only 5 or 4 for all others, wouldn't there be overlap? Or do you mean everything is written 1 step higher than its played which could work since I tend to leave my high e alone