Songs in Open C Tuning
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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
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?
07-10-2007, 02:38 PM
jbt - busted
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.
03-04-2009, 10:27 AM
skinny love by bon iver
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.
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
05-14-2011, 08:43 PM
05-14-2011, 09:08 PM
check out Under an Indian Sky if you like John Butlers stuff.
05-15-2011, 12:17 AM
Little Lion Man--Mumford and Sons. That's about the extent of my open C experience.
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
So it's just Open D down a step, instead of the JBT way
05-15-2011, 08:32 PM
I'm afraid to say this, but...Citizen Soldier by 3 Doors Down...
08-15-2011, 05:13 AM
Question from the Moody Blues is in open c
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.
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
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.
02-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin
01-01-2013, 06:53 PM
Better man by jbt, sounds pretty tricky but it's a lot easier than you think.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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