Notable users of this tuning include Billy McLaughlin and John Butler. bass F# F# F# F# E B WINNER'S BLUES This tuning was made by songwriter/composer Mr.Tom (Rawding) during the creation of an original indie folk instrumental "When You Stand By Me" . F F C C A A Lower tunings are popular among rock and heavy metal bands. This is accomplished by replacing the d string with an e' string and tuning it to d'. G G C# D G G  PURR SWEET SHINE Play Advices. bass F# F# G G A A Sonic Youth. ANDROGYNOUS MIND G G D D D# D# bass C G D C G D F# F# F# F# E B SCREAMING SKULL E G D G E D Features. bass G G D D D# D# C G D G C D C G C C G A#/C bass INCINERATE G G C C A# A# FRENCH TICKLER D D# A# D# G G THE INEFFABLE ME F#F#GA SONG G G D D D# D# Thurston C G D C G D ? G G D D G G bass G G D A G A KISSABILITY n/a SONG DRIPPING DREAM E G# E G # E G# Alternately, you can view an alphabetical list of all tunings known to be used by the band or on solo compositions. THE GOOD AND THE BAD ... C G D C G D C G D G B B A C C G G# C CONTRE LE SEXISME ANDROGYNOUS MIND OR A A E E F# A D A D A B B G G C G C D D D A F# A D F# F# F# F# E B D D# A# D# G G G G D A G A G G D A G A D D A F# A D B E G D B B E A D G B E E E B B E F# G G C G C D bass/gtr E G D G E D C G G D D D E E B B E F# STALKER D D A F# A D bass G G D D D# D# When playing on a 7 string guitar, he would have a low G as the lowest string to complete the fifth. The open C tuning for 7-string guitar was Devin Townsend's preferred tuning for the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad (GCGCGCE, used on their last two albums. bass G G D D D# D# SONG D# D# C# C# G G SCHIZOPHRENIA F# F# F# F# E B PAPER CUP EXIT D D A F# A D E G D G E D C G G D D D ? Thurston REENA F# F# G G A A bass THE INEFFABLE ME D D D D A A bass F# F# F# F# E B Huge selection of 500,000 tabs. bass G G D D G G  E A D G B E This overtone-series tuning was modified by Mick Ralphs, who used a high C rather than the high G for "Can't Get Enough" on Bad Company. ELIMINATOR JR UNWIND F# F# F# F# E B C G D G B B n/a C G D G B B Kim D A D A B B synth bass A A E E A A I DON'T WANT TO PUSH IT Baritone 7-string guitars are available which features a longer scale-length allowing it to be tuned to a lower range. bass G G D G G A Lee C G G D D D bass Sonic truth, sonic death Sonic smoke, sonic youth Nic fit, nic fit, nic fit, nic. WISH FULFILLMENT E A D G B E In modal tunings, the strings are tuned to form a chord which is not definitively minor or major. G G C C A# A# G G D D D# D# C G D G C D D D A F# A D This can be powerful (Joni/Daydream Nation) and beautiful (Beauty Lies in the Eye/Sister) in equal measure. C G D G B B D# D# A# D# G G C G D G C D I LOVE HER ALL THE TIME This is an alternate tuning used frequently by noise-rock band Sonic Youth. D E G D B B Sonic Youth is considered to be a band that in many ways reinvented rock and music in general, due to how they managed to have such a raw sound and still keep beautiful melodies in between all of the dissonance produced by instruments that are not only given an experimental nature with strange uncommon tunings but are also played in ways only they could feel like doing. E E B E B B organ bass SONG RAIN KING bass FREE CITY RHYMES E A D G B E 697 views, added to favorites 5 times. A F# E F# E B SONG E A D G B E F# F# F# F# E B SKINK Drop tunings lower the sixth string, dropping the lowest E string of the standard tuning. SOCIETY IS A HOLE To avoid the relatively cumbersome designation "open D minor", "open C minor", such tunings are sometimes called "cross-note tunings". SILVER ROCKET HEY JONI DUDE RANCH NURSE D G D D B B E B E E A B bass PINK STEAM bass synth DIRTY BOOTS Thurston Also uses a variation where the lowest string is dropped to G, used on some songs from Kill the Flaw and the song "Life Deceives You"), a Drop B variation, or B'-F♯-B-e-f♯-b, and a Drop A# variation, or A♯'-F-A♯-d♯-f-a♯. Coby & Simone, Something to Do with Space, published January 20, 2019, Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Presidents of the United States of America, The $5.98 E.P. A C C G G# C , This tuning is like that of the lowest four strings in standard tuning. Confusion Is Next 8. Kim Lee A C C G G# C B E G D B B D D A F# A D G G D E G B ? Thurston A continuation of the 7-string, adding another string a perfect fourth lower than the low B of the seven-string guitar. bass THE DIAMOND SEA , Cross-note or open E-minor was used by Bukka White and Skip James.. bass D D# A# D# G G BEAUTY LIES IN THE EYE F# F# F# F# E B E G D G E D C G D C G D ? bass G G D D D# D# (used on the song "Unraveling". , Neighboring the standard tuning is the major-thirds tuning that has the open strings, A lower major-thirds tuning has the open strings, which "contains two octaves of a C augmented chord". D# A# D# B C# F# A A E E A A bass bass HEATHER ANGEL bass Used by Soundgarden (E-E-e-e-e'-e') on the song "Mind Riot", and by Lou Reed in the Velvet Underground. E G D G E D D D# A# D# G G G G D D G G Used by the band Karnivool for many of their songs. Essentially a cello tuning with the deeper four strings in fifths and the two highest strings in standard guitar tuning. Lee G G D D D# D# E G D G E D F# F# F# F# E B Lee Lee G G D D D# D# bass Guitar tunings inspired by other Instruments, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFSethares2009 (, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFSethares2001 (. INCINERATE SONG G G D D D# D# bass Lee D A D A B B WHITE KROSS CREME BRULEE C G D C G D G G D D D# D# bass WALKIN BLUE THE WORLD LOOKS RED SOCIETY IS A HOLE THE WONDER bass Often vocalized as "Dad-Gad", DADGAD it is now common in Celtic music. SIDE2SIDE HOARFROST bass E E B B E F# bass FLOWER INHUMAN bass F# F# F# F# E B bass C G D C G D F# F# F# F# E B E E B B E F# Lee Coby & Simone, Something to Do with Time, published February 1, 2020. F F C C A A C G D G C D F# F# F# F# E B QUEST FOR THE CUP C C D# G G D KISSABILITY SONG In particular, this list contains more examples of open and regular tunings, which are discussed in the article on guitar tunings. Lee G G D E G B bass D# D# A# D# G G G G D D F F G G D D D# D# C G D G C D Kim Sonic Youth Tabs with free online tab player. E G D G E D C C G D G D Open-D tuning has been called Vestapol tuning.. D D A F# A D C G D G C D WAIST HITS OF SUNSHINE CATHOLIC BLOCK bass Sonic Youth's sound relied heavily on the use of alternative tunings. Thurston D# D# A A E E STARFIELD ROAD G G D D D# D# Lee HOTWIRE MY HEART C G D C G D E A D G B E bass D A D A B B CONFUSION IS NEXT F# F# A A E E Thurston bass G G C G C D bass F# F# F# F# E B E E B B E F# Similar to the dropped tunings, except that both the 1st and 6th strings are dropped one full step. bass Kim THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD E A D G B E Lee E E B B E F# D D A F# A D A well known user of modal tunings is Sonic Youth. NYC GHOSTS & FLOWERS bass D A D G G Btrumpet SHE IS NOT ALONE D A D A B D Tuning used by Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls on the song "Iris". MY FRIEND GOO G G D D D# D# D A D G G B bass bass KAREN REVISITED I DREAMED I DREAM Kim It was many years later in the 1970s that it became established for accompanists of traditional music, predominantly Scottish and Irish. MARY-CHRIST C G D G C D A capo is typically preferred over these tunings, as they do not increase neck strain, etc. E G D D G G and on the Meowtain song "Alleyway" Stone Gossard also used this tuning in the song "Daughter" by Pearl Jam. NO WAY WASHING MACHINE D D D D A A Thurston bass E G D G E D Kim C G G D D D A C C G G# C bass Branca-fest.) E E B B F# F# NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY) Thurston bass E A D G B E GHOST BITCH JC bass bass LIGHTS OUT E G D G E D F G C F A F# D D D D A A n/a D D A F# A D C G C C G A#/C A C C G G# C Thurston D G D D B B Kim anything JC C G D G B B E G# E G# E G# C G G D D D B E G D B B This is a tuning favored by the Swedish singer-songwriter José González. bass D D A F# A D F# F# G G A A E A D G B E bass Inhuman 6. SHADOW OF A DOUBT F G C F A F# G G D D G G bass CANDLE F# F# F# F# E B bass/gtr RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY) C G D G B B PLASTIC SUN , Open-D tuning is used by Joni Mitchell for her "Big Yellow Taxi", Nick Drake for "Place To Be", Alt-J for "Interlude 2", Boys Like Girls for "Thunder", David Wilcox for "Wildberry Pie", "Mighty Ocean", "Kindness", and "Never Enough", and by Soko for "No More Home, No More Love". D A D A B B SONG bass n/a bass bass If a dot is white, the only information given is where the tuning was confirmed. E G D G E D E G# E G# E G# HYPERSTATION WHAT WE KNOW B B E E A A bass D F C D F F G A B D E G This tuning also matches standard vihuela tuning and is often employed in classical guitar transcriptions of music written for those instruments, such as, for instance, "La Canción Del Emperador" and "Diferencias Sobre Guardame Las Vacas" by Renaissance composer Luis de Narváez. bass RENEGADE PRINCESS bass This tuning may also be used with a capo at the third fret to match the common lute pitch: G-c-f-a-d'-g'. Please contact me if you have any corrections/suggestions! MAKING THE NATURE SCENE F# F# F# F# E B A C C G G# C bass F# F# G G A A In addition, this list also notes dropped tunings. E G# E G# E G# One of the main tunings used 2 A strings, 2 D strings and 2 G strings. C G D G B B THE SPRAWL SONG E B E G G B bass EARLY AMERICAN G G D A G A  Pierre Bensusan is another noted exponent of this tuning. It was also used by Keith Richards on "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the Stone Roses in "Love Spreads". E G D D G G bass HELEN LUNDEBERG bass E E B E B B n/a F# F# F# F# E B PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY The Unofficial Sonic Youth Guitar Tunings List Dec 10 1993 Compiled and supplemented by: Art Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org). bass MILDRED PIERCE C G D G B B G G D D G G JAMS RUN FREE NEW HAMPSHIRE F# F# F# F# E B F# F# G G A A n/a anything LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL I can't remember the exact gauges. THE NEUTRAL F# F# F# F# E B MY FRIEND GOO bass G G D D D# D# Here the songs are grouped by their tuning, rather than album. SHAKING HELL The C-C-G-C-E-G tuning uses the harmonic sequence (overtones) of the note C. When an open-note C-string is struck, its harmonic sequence begins with the notes (C,C,G,C,E,G,B♭,C). Thurston  It has a wide range, thus it requires an appropriate range of string gauges. EARLY AMERICAN Thurston D D A F# A D Sonic Youth were a New York based experimental rock outfit founded in 1981. D E G D B B C6 tuning is popular for these instruments, as are open G, E6, and E7 tuning. bass Guitar Tunings Chords - Sonic Youth, Version (1). WASHING MACHINE A C C G G# C Richie Havens used Open D tuning to be able to play chords using only his thumb and one or two fingers. G G D D D# D# D A D A B B Thurston G G D G G A E G# E G# E G# F# F# F# F# E B G G D D D# D# C G D G B B G G D G G A G G D G G A SCREAMING SKULL G G D G G A F# F# G G A A On a multiple-neck instrument, the near neck will normally be some form of C6, and the next closest neck E9. As they redefined what noise meant within rock & roll -- and what success meant for a band with experimental roots -- Sonic Youth became one of the most influential, and popular, acts to emerge from the American underground. D D A F# A D A A E E A A D# D# A# D# G G bass SONG D D# A# D# G G G G D D D# D# E A D E C D G G D D D# D# bass Last edit on Sep 27, 2019. D A D G G B SNARE, GIRL UNMADE BED bass A F# E F# E B Lee KAREN KOLTRANE B E G D B B MARY-CHRIST All-fifths tuning has been approximated by the New Standard Tuning (NST) of King Crimson's Robert Fripp. ? A F# E F# E B / G G C G C D C G G D D D KIM GORDON & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM C G D G C D bass D D# A# D# G G HOARFROST bass E E B B E F# E E B B E F# D D A F# A D bass D A D A B B SMALL FLOWERS CRACK CONCRETE Also used by artists such as M. Ward, Stephen Malkmus, and Day Wave. bass ANTI-ORGASM Features news, biographies, MP3, videos, photos, and links. Brother James 9. It also shows you how to tune to each tuning from standard EADGBE. PANTY LIES E A D G B E G G C G C D SIDE2SIDE Was this info helpful? LIGHTNIN' NIC FIT Cross-note tunings include (low to high): In modal tunings, the strings are tuned to form a chord which is not definitively minor or major. E G D G E D D A A D D A It also shows you how to tune to each tuning from standard EADGBE. bass G G D G G A C G D C G D C C D# G G D D D D D A A G G D E G B E G D G E D G G C G C D G G D A G A E E E E F# F# C G D G B B E A D G B E In extended chord tunings, the open strings form a seventh, ninth, or eleventh chord. D D# A# D# G G Lee Thurston E G D G E D C G D G B B A A E E A A E E B E B B organ E G# E G# E G# bass A A E E A A n/a G G D D D# D# D# D# A# D# G G SELF-OBSESSED AND SEXXEE CINDERELLA'S BIG SCORE Return to the Sonic Youth Tab Archive. ? C G G D D D C G D G C D Scordatura on stringed instruments has been used for centuries and alternative guitar tunings had been used for decades in blues music, and to a limited degree in rock music (such as with Lou Reed 's … INHUMAN E E B E B B bass F# F# F# F# E B Play Guitar Tunings Chords using simple video lessons A continuation of the nine string, adding another lower string to the standard or high A tuning. G G D D D# D# F# F# F# F# E B From standard EADGBE, all the strings are tuned up by the same interval. FREE CITY RHYMES G G D D D# D# Thurston Kim The Guitar Interview: Thurston Moore on Jazzmasters, Sonic Youth and his new solo LP. SWIMSUIT ISSUE G G D E G B DIRTY BOOTS E G D G E D Kim Home / S / Sonic Youth / Guitar Tunings tab Sonic Youth – Guitar Tunings tab The Unofficial Sonic Youth Guitar Tunings List Dec 10 1993 Compiled and supplemented by: Art Lee (email@example.com). This tuning is used by Tonic in their song Soldier's Daughter with a capo on the 4th fret. What guitar tunings are used for this song? G G D D D# D# CALMING THE SNAKE C G G D D D C G D G C D A well known user of modal tunings is Sonic Youth. Listen: The Cribs collaborate with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo for new single. G G D D D# D# C G D G C D D F C D F F bass Key Variations. F# F# F# F# E B Thurston LEE #2 CONFUSION IS NEXT D D D D A A G G D G G A G G D D G G TURQUOISE BOY Albums where Kim plays guitar will have a Kim column, otherwise she's playing bass in standard. C G D A C D F# F# F# F# E B Mi-composé is a tuning commonly used for rhythm guitar in African popular music forms such as soukous and makossa. G G D D D# D# OR bass E A D G B E If a dot is white, the only information given is where the tuning was confirmed. G G D G G A D A D A B B Alternately, you can view an alphabetical list of all tunings known to be used by the band or on solo compositions. C C E B G D bass n/a Hybrid tuning between drop B-tuning and E-standard. bass SAUCER-LIKE B E G D B B C G D G C D WILDFLOWER SOUL F G C F A F# PIPELINE/KILL TIME D F C D F F G G C G C D E A D G B E Chords Diagrams. SONG F# F# F# F# E B SECRET GIRL C G D G B B It has a wider range than standard tuning, and its perfect-fifth intervals facilitate quartal and quintal harmony. D D A F# A D D D D D A A G G C G C D n/a PINK STEAM E E B B E F#  This tuning is used on most work by Devin Townsend in his solo work as well as his work with Strapping Young Lad. 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