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Old 01-04-2016, 03:04 PM   #1
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UK Open G

I've been having lessons and find it easier to play with Open G tuning with a capo if necessary.

In lessons we have played stand by me and 12 bar blues. Nothing with much melody.

I know the chords and relevant minors in G.

I have tab pro for my Iosd but confused really as to setting it up so I can find tunes on Open G. Would love to learn something modern. I'm having to stop paid lessons for 6 months and don't want to not play.

Would appreciate any help.

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Old 01-04-2016, 05:22 PM   #2
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It can be very difficult to find instructional material or songs in open tunings. One thing to keep in mind is that the dobro (GBDGBD), Russian guitar (DGBDGBD), and banjo (gDGBD) are all tuned to Open G, and so a lot of that material can transfer over to guitar very nicely.

Another thing to consider is that you don't have to only learn tunes that were recorded in Open G. You have all the same chords as in standard, just with different shapes, so you can play just about anything.

By the way, what exact Open G are you using? DGDGBD and DBDGBD are most common, but GBDGBD is most common on dobro. It doesn't make a huge difference, but does affect the exact shapes of chords.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:15 AM   #3
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Thanks. It's DGDGBD

Will have a look what you've said.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:18 AM   #4
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Lots of Rolling Stones songs in open G to learn. Listen to their 70s period will find lots to learn. The Black Crowes also used this tuning for some tunes.

Daughter - Pearl Jam is open G

Haven't seen too much open G in recent songs. lots of dropped D, C or B playing.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:59 PM   #5
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Thank you. Will take a looks.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:47 PM   #6
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Long term, be best to learn to play the guitar in standard tuning. The longer you stay away from this, the harder it may be to adapt.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:50 PM   #7
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I've tried Jerry but struggle to remember which fingers go where and which string to pluck.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:19 PM   #8
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Black Crowes - Jealous Again, and many more songs.
Lit Up by Buck Cherry
Led Zep's Friends
Sonic Youth has some crazy tuninngs, I'm sure theres a open G in one of their songs
Pearl Jam's 'Daughter' is open G major, GGDGBD.
Queens of the Stone Age - Someones in the Wolf
Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter
Nirvana - All Apologies
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:43 AM   #9
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Thank you Roxy69
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