open d tuning is the best tuning in my opinion but i dont know a lot of songs that are in that tuning anyone know any good/beautiful ones? i've heard hana(flower) from youtube. any other good songs you know of?
Look up ocean- John butler trio (it's in open c but can be played in open d, like drop c songs can be played in drop d)
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Look up ocean- John butler trio (it's in open c but can be played in open d, like drop c songs can be played in drop d)

It's not the same thing at all. Open C is CGCGCE, open D is DADF#AD. John Butler capo's at the 2nd fret, which makes his open strings DADADF#, and he uses open strings constantly for drones and pull offs in that song. It's really hard to play it in Open D and have it sound close to the original.


The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual (Open D, capoed at the second fret)
Bon Iver - Lump Sum
Bon Iver - Re:Stacks (Open D capoed at the sixth fret)
..i give u more song!! The 1st and 2nd album of a band called Boys Like Girls almost all of it were played on open D tuning!! Its was awesome like the song Thunder, 5 minutes to midnight, hero/heroine, Great Escape, Love Drunk, Two Is Better Than One and lot more........
You can play pretty much anything in open-D. Songs that I play in the tuning include:

Pearl Jam - Just Breathe (sounds GREAT in open-D)
Pearl Jam - Black
Pearl Jam - Oceans
Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter (capo on 2)
Alice In Chains - Got Me Wrong
Alice In Chains - I Stay Away
Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels
Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm (& anything else from the "Blood on the Tracks" album.
Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses
CSNY - Southern Cross
Days of the New - Touch Peel & Stand
Glen Hansard - Say It To Me Now
Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly
Godsmack - Running Blind
Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon
Great Big Sea - How Did We Get From Saying I Love You
Guster - Parachute
Guster - Fall In Two
Interference - Gold
Mat Kearney - Nothing Left To Lose
Metallica - Nothing Else Matter
Metallica - The Unforgiven 3
Mr. Big - To Be With You
Slipknot - Snuff (sounds GREAT in Open-D)
Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days (capo 2)
Staind - Tangled up in You
Staind - Everything Changes
The Allman Brothers - Melissa

Good songs to play in DADGAD (same as open-D but with the F# raised to G):
Del Amitri - Tell Her This (sounds great and ridiculously easy to play)
Staind - Epiphany
Slipknot - Vermillion Pt 2
Shaman's Harvest - Dragonfly
Great Big Sea - Boston & St. John's

Hope this helps.