27 Best Drop-C Songs – With Tabs

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“Boredom” by Tyler, The Creator


Tyler, The Creator is a recent example of an artist who has been able to transcend the boundaries of genres. His music has a flair of authenticity because of the fact that the actual instrumentation doesn’t feel or sound digital.

The song, Boredom, for instance, features a guitar prominently in the mix as the song’s foundation. Musically, there are only a few chords to learn here, including the beautifully majestic major 7th. 

One thing to note is that you’ll actually leave the entire guitar in E standard. Instead, you’ll only be tuning the 6th string to C.

“The Fragile” by Nine Inch Nails


The Fragile is another track that comes from the Nine Inch Nails album of the same title. Like most of the songs on the album, this track is incredibly cinematic and emotionally revealing. 

There are a couple of things that make this song fun to play, with the first being that it’s easy. The entire intro is basically just pounding away at a descending line, one note at a time.

Large distortion is a necessity as the song relies on dynamic juxtaposition for extra potency. The song almost quiets down to a whisper before pulverizing you with a signature Reznor melody. 

“I’m With Stupid” by Static-X


Some music groups can be easily remembered by the simple fact that somebody has a unique hairstyle. Static-X is one of those bands, and, for many, it might be the only thing they know about the group. 

Is it wrong to formulate a judgment toward a band on the basis of a hairstyle? Not necessarily, as Wayne Static’s iconic hairstyle does seem to have served its purpose.

After all, anyone who’s curious enough would stumble on great tracks like, I’m With Stupid.

“Monster” by Skillet


If you just want to rock out without having to do anything technical, give Skillet’s Monster a whirl. This song only uses 1-finger barre chords and is simple enough for any beginner guitarist to play. 

“Change (In The House Of Flies)” by Deftones


Deftones is one of those bands that will be highly regarded until the dawn of the next modern age. Their entire catalog is littered with songs that people from any musical background could appreciate.

The song, Change (In The House Of Flies), features many moments of dynamic contrast. Learn the power chord and barre chord forms and you’re pretty much set to go with this song.

“Some Kind Of Monster” by Metallica


When St. Anger was released in 2003, the reception among fans and critics was lackluster to say the least. Some have openly called it their worst release (though that title realistically goes to Lulu, their collaboration with Lou Reed).

With that being said, after 20 years, St. Anger hits a little differently than it did back then. Songs like Some Kind Of Monster are somewhat more bearable than they used to be. 

As such, Some Kind Of Monster is very easy to master. Most of the song consists of simple riffing that any beginner could play.

“The Numbers” by Radiohead


Every Radiohead release seems to be a monumental world event, and 2016’s A Moon Shaped Pool was no exception. This album touched on many of the sonic landscapes that the band explored with their legendary album, In Rainbows. 

It also has moments that are more intimate, often featuring simplistic compositional decisions. The Numbers is one of these tracks which primarily features a guitar along with a drum machine and some piano. 

Learning this is relatively simple once you master the main progression that the song is built on. There are only a few parts that differ from the main progression. 

Best Drop-C Songs, Final Thoughts

As you can see, Drop-C does tend to find more rampant usage in heavier styles of music. The tuning itself has a growl embedded in itself that can shake the bones of anyone’s body.

So, the next time you need to give somebody a sonic massage, consider tuning your guitar down to the Drop-C tuning. Just about any of the songs mentioned in this article will surely provide that pummeling earthquake associated with heavy music.

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