The tough part about dropping this tune down a full two and a half steps is the lead riff spans so many frets and the slides are necessary to capture the right tone. Here's how you get the job done. (Thanks to Jordan Skinner for the request).
Let's look at the intro riff at the top. The first thing I do is figure out where my riff needs to start. Plan A is always to keep the riff the same while dropping it the proper amount of frets but in this case, my riff starts on the fifth fret and drops to the second. If I drop my starting place down 5 frets my string is open so I can't drop to any lower to finish the riff. I have two options. I know my 5th fret of my D string is the same as my open G string. This is the easiest move because I play my riff exactly as I would in C, I'm just one string lower. This might be adequate, but to my ear it loses a little "umph". Instead, I choose to play the higher octave. We know from understanding our fret board that the octave for any note on on D string is 3 frets up and 2 strings over so by starting our riff on the 8th fret of the B string gets the job done. An added bonus of this key allows us to drone the open G string if we want to thicken the sound a little.
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We could stick with the same position on this one but the range of the slides takes us way up the neck. It sounds fine but there's an easier way. The first note is still the root note so start your riff on the 3rd fret of the high E and your slides will be more comfortable.
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Transposing gets easier the more you do it so keep practicing. I'll take questions in the comment section below as well as other transposing requests. Got a song in our lesson library you want in a different key? Let me know and I'll feature it in this series. Just be sure to clarify rhythm or lead.