Watch the Drop-D Melodic Ballad online guitar lesson by Christie Lenée from Creative Fingerstyle Guitar for Songwriters

In the upcoming performance, I'll be giving you a great workout in chromatic motion and using the tuning of drop D, but remember, these exercises are just examples for you to build from. You should be taking the concepts here and applying them to some of your own progressions and grooves. That's how you find yourself turning practice time into songwriting time.