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Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning

Angus McSweeney 10 Apr 02 - 01:00 PM
Peter T. 10 Apr 02 - 02:41 PM
wes.w 11 Apr 02 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,llucky 18 Jun 02 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,Slickerbill 18 Jun 02 - 12:39 PM
M.Ted 18 Jun 02 - 12:47 PM
songs2play 19 Jun 02 - 03:06 AM
GUEST,J.Lev 20 Jan 09 - 07:19 PM
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Bryn Pugh 23 Jan 09 - 07:27 AM
Richard Bridge 23 Jan 09 - 07:43 AM
Peter T. 23 Jan 09 - 08:12 AM
The Sandman 23 Jan 09 - 08:44 AM
PoppaGator 23 Jan 09 - 12:29 PM
Richard Bridge 23 Jan 09 - 01:27 PM
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GUEST,jerm 29 Jan 09 - 05:11 PM
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Subject: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 01:00 PM

Hi all! I've been having a lot of fun lately playing songs from Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" (New York versions) in open D (sometimes with a capo to make it open E tuning). Anybody got any other tunes they can recommend in this tuning? Chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Peter T.
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 02:41 PM

Well, for chords, I am so perverse that I am doing almost everything in open D -- Rick F. (bless his heart) has helped create all sorts of jazz chordings (the trick seems to be to focus on the Em7, F#m7, Gm7 setup in open D, since that gives you the low bass, and also the bass runs on the fifth string and sixth, and then you can decide on what you want to do on the high strings, with a few changes you can get the maj7, etc.).

One that is hard to find is the B7, which is 4th string, first fret, 5th string, second fret, first string, first fret. Also, try barring the fifth fret (G) and using the other fingers as if you were doing a G or an A7 in the open D. Voila, C, and D7. You can do the same thing at A (7th fret, voila D and E7). You can bar up and down the whole guitar in all keys, naturally, and also get the different IVs and V7s. Another good Gm is 5,3,2 strings, all in the first fret.



yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: wes.w
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 08:44 AM

Use the standard tuning 'E major' (022100) chord shape, and slide it up the frets without a barre, so the unfretted strings play the same notes for all positions - instant Joni Mitchell!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST,llucky
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 10:44 AM

David Gray - Shine (Century Ends... album) Great song and easy to play... Open D Capo on 2nd


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST,Slickerbill
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:39 PM

To add to wes w's Emajor suggestion, try the E7 slide up as well. Also, if you haven't tried yet, get yourself a slide and try something like "Walkin' Blues" or "Come On in My Kitchen". Lots of slide licks will just roll off the neck with a bit of practice. SB


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: M.Ted
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:47 PM

The tuning is great for picking out the melody on nearly any kind of dance melody, from reels, jigs, or hornpipes to Balkan kolos, even to bellydance tunes, because you've got built in rhythm and bass support--


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: songs2play
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 03:06 AM

I was watching the Martin Carthy BBC4 programme again last night, to see him playing Heartbreak Hotel with guitar tuned to G. Wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST,J.Lev
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 07:19 PM

There's a lot of Black Crowes in open E tuning. My favorite one to play is "She Talks to Angels".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 04:13 AM

Walkin Man and Chiggers by SeasickSteve are great tunes in open D. Tricky if you aren't used to playing fingerstyle slide blues, but with a bit of practice and watching Steve play on Youtube, you'll hae them sounding good in no time

Aaron


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Acorn4
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 06:17 AM

"Big Yellow Taxi" is the classic of course.

"Prayer in Open D" by Emmylou Harris.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 07:27 AM

Chelsea Morning


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 07:43 AM

Surely BYT is in open G?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 08:12 AM

Forgot: all kinds of blues!!

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 08:44 AM

make a diagram of the finger board in this tuning.
then work out what three or more notes make up all your major and minor chords seventh sixths ninths etc,and you will be able to spot all your chord shapes on your fingerboard.
understanding how chords are made up is important.http://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 12:29 PM

Payday ~ Mississippi John Hurt

Lakes of Pontchartrain ~ Paul Brady arrangement
(Excellent tab available as downloadable PDF at paulbrady.com)

Twelve Gates to the City ~ Fred McDowell (w/ bottleneck)

That's pretty much my entire open-D ("Vastapol") repertoire, plus I can slide around indefinitely in a 12-bar or 8-bar blues context.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 01:27 PM

Isn't the Stones' "Street Fighting Man" in open D?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 02:08 PM

I'm fairly sure that "Love In Vain," the Robert Johnson song popularized by the Stones, is in open-D/E Vastapol (unless it's in open-G/A "Spansih").


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST,jerm
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 05:11 PM

the hip's "Grace, Too" is in open e.

driving bass and rhythm! there are 7 alternate tunings on the Day for Night lp.

I think joni's "California" escaped mention, and my favourite "A Case of You".

thanks above for the "Shine" reference. jazzy when leaving high b and e strings open on the upward slide of 'e' fingering.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST,mikey
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM

Little Martha from the Allman Brothers (Duane), is a goodie. Tune to open E,capo II. REALLY fun to play once you get it down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: GUEST,Stephen
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 08:22 PM

Open E chord is used for Stay With Me


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: Bernard
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 08:31 PM

Here's Joni doing BYT in OPEN D... which is how I do it, too.

An interesting arrangement (with oodles of chorus pedal)!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Songs in Open D/E tuning
From: lompocan
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 12:14 PM

Doc Watson's version of "Sitting on Top of the World" is in open D.


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