Songs in Open C Tuning


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Kilo11
07-10-2007, 02:03 PM
only songs i know right now are both by JBT, Ocean and What You Want

what are some other songs in Open C tuning?
i prefer finger picking songs or just nice sounding chord progressions like What You Want

thanks

iain4444
07-10-2007, 02:15 PM
ahhh my guitar that I'm holding is actually in that tuning, and I just played both of those songs :p:

I'm learning "Betterman" today; it's in open C as well, plus it has some slide it it. Super cool song! I'm sure some of John's other songs are in open C, maybe Zebra? That's just a guess though. Hope that helped :)

edit: heh, I just checked, and it looks like Zebra's in standard. Sorry about that. I think Seeing Angels is the same tuning only a half step down from open C?

jimtaka
07-10-2007, 02:38 PM
jbt - busted

KillahSquirrel
07-10-2007, 06:16 PM
^Zebra is in Open B minor, but pretty much all the other songs of his are in Open C.
If you have a slide, you can try Treat Yo Momma, it's a fun song to learn.

nocarsgo
03-04-2009, 10:27 AM
skinny love by bon iver

Colton165
03-04-2009, 06:04 PM
Ocean Live by John Butler Trio.

Better than the studio recording. Awesome, really mellow.

Free to Guitar
03-05-2009, 12:19 AM
Final Passage by Al Petteway. Also, if you tune to Open Cm(High E to Eb), Whispering Stones by Al is a pretty mellow tune. With a little work, you can even make it pretty sad.

tom the taffer
03-05-2009, 06:02 AM
JBT all the way. 'Pickapart' and 'Life ain't what it seems' are damn good to learn.
Make sure you go on youtube and check out his lessons too.

J R
03-07-2010, 03:27 PM
im pretty sure friends by zeppelin is open c tuning as well (cgcgce) mostly open strumming with a great rhythm fairly easy once you've got it

TorgoTheGreat
05-14-2011, 08:43 PM
Devin Townsend

philipmarchand
05-14-2011, 09:08 PM
check out Under an Indian Sky if you like John Butlers stuff.

jwd724
05-15-2011, 12:17 AM
Little Lion Man--Mumford and Sons. That's about the extent of my open C experience.

T7E
05-15-2011, 03:07 AM
One short story by Xavier rudd. Played on a weissenborn but easy on guitar just play chords over the top Andy Mckee "Drifting" style
its a different Open C it goes

1C
2G
3E
4C
5G
6C

So it's just Open D down a step, instead of the JBT way

sonic_777111
05-15-2011, 08:32 PM
I'm afraid to say this, but...Citizen Soldier by 3 Doors Down...

shootist2004
08-15-2011, 05:13 AM
Question from the Moody Blues is in open c

Azhark
08-15-2011, 05:21 AM
Ewan Dobson - Time, Orange, Through The Roof, I Know Your Pain etc. Open C tuning and variations of it is like Ewan's standard tuning.

simpro14.5
08-15-2011, 06:54 PM
Try Foxglove by Bruce Cockburn and Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin (a minor tweak to the tuning). They're grat

jkemp1
01-19-2012, 03:09 AM
"All the Kings Horses" by Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation is in open C. It's a beautiful song, too.

jonpinkerton
02-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin

mick bracey
01-01-2013, 06:53 PM
Better man by jbt, sounds pretty tricky but it's a lot easier than you think.

Fly-By-Night
01-03-2013, 02:20 AM
King of Spain- Tallest Man on Earth (C G C G C E)
Independence Day- Elliott Smith (C G C E G C)

Discomonkey33
01-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Bron-yr-aur is in open "G", not C. [dgdgbd]

I'm pretty sure you could find many more songs in open G.

Slinden
10-23-2013, 05:43 AM
no bron-yr-aur is in open C, at least according to all the tabs I see on the site

GurneyHalleck57
11-23-2013, 11:54 PM
Caledonia by Dougie MacLean is in open c, his 'ready for the storm' is in CGCGCD#, and his 'she loves me' is in CGCGCD (I think). Bron-y-aur (not to be confused with bron-y-aur stomp) is in CACGCE, as is Friends, both by Zep. You can do both in open c but its easier the other way and that's how page does it live.

musicman85
11-28-2013, 11:03 AM
One of my favorite songs in open c, Burden in my hand by Soundgarden (CGCGGE). I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet. Awesome song.