Wow, been a while since I've come here, but I'm getting back into playing again, so here we are. This is regarding a style of drop-tuned riff that you see a lot in metal. There are certain blisteringly fast lines based around tuning to either D, C#, or C and alternating between the root (open string) and a couple of other notes, usually the 5 and b6 (7th and 8th frets). Example, (kindalamebut) B.Y.O.B.//System of a Down Has anyone here ever had success transposing this kind of a line to a closed fingering? So, instead of using an open string for the root, using a fretted note? So, an example with B.Y.O.B. would be to play it on a 5 string using the C# on the B and the G# and A on the E. Is this just too difficult and weird or...?