Songs in Open E tuning

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  1. Wolf Child

    Wolf Child Banned

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    I'm working on "She talks to Angels" by The Black Crowes and it is the first song I've played in open E tuning. It's actually really cool and I'm having a great time playing it but I can't see myself retuning my guit every time I want to play one particular song.

    So, my question is, what other good/great songs are in open E? (preferably acoustic but I'll take what I can get).

    Open E tuning is E, B, E, G#, B, E.
     
  2. tigerfan22001

    tigerfan22001 Senior Member

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    A lot of slide stuff is open tuned. Learn Statesboro Blues, it's easy enough.
     
  3. bad261

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    Little Martha. Duane Allman from Eat a Peach. If you've never heard it, hear it,love it and learn it. No slide, in case you don't possess that skill.
     
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    Little Martha is great. It took me a bit to get it down, but if you can it impresses people. lol.
     
  5. Wolf Child

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    Statesboro blues by Blind Willy Mctell was cool. It might take me some time to pull it off. It's not my usual style but I like it.

    I've never used a slide but I was inspired enough today to try using a beer bottle. I won't tell you how that worked out for me.

    Question: Will leaving my guitar (which is set up to pitch) tuned open affect my intonation or twist my neck up?
     
  6. tigerfan22001

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    I pretty much play in open e all the time and leave it so, I have never had any problems. Oh, and I use 11s, figured you might want to know that.
     
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    That song kicks ass. I play it in standard tuning like warren haynes. That's because I'm too lazy too tune up just for that song. The slide bit is a bit harder that way. But I suck nonetheless at it in both tunings so there is another reason for me not retuning :D
     
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    Wow! @ 4:16 Warren was playing on the 29th fret! :shock:

    Today I saw the light, tomorrow I'm going slide shopping .
     
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    In college in '76, a friend asked me to figure it out for him. I was totally self taught except for a book of chords I had with my first guitar in '73. At that time I was about the best acoustic player around but I knew nothing about alternate tunings. So I figured it out in standard tuning. I knew it didn't sound quite right but at the time didn't know why!
    The internet and tabs are wonderful things!
     
  11. JBLesPaul107

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    Does anyone know where i can get the TAB for Just Got Paid in open E? I know the opening riff in standard tuning but would love see it in open E
     
  12. FretMastaFlex

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    You could try these...

    You can't always get what you want
    I think "name" is open e. (goo goo dolls)
    Prodigal Son by the stones
    Lot's of Bob Dylan is open e or d.

    You can also tune your guitar to open D and capo it up to open E.

    Most of this information was on acapella.harmony-central.com btw.
     
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    You only have to lower the riff on the 5th and 4th string 2 frets down and play the stuff on the 6th string at the same place. :D
     
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    Thanks MAN!!! just tried it and that pretty bad ass...
     
  15. Splattle101

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    For the acoustic, have a look at Led Zeppelin. There's Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, which is cracking good fun to play. From memory the album version is in F, but that's just a matter of using a capo at the 1st fret. Once you've worked out the parts, ditch the capo and play in E.

    There's also Going to California which I think was in D. Again, it's the same tuning two semi-tones lower.

    If you're into blusey open playing, check out an Aussie band called The Cruel Sea. They do a lot of tasty but quirky slide work. Good songs, too. To give you a reference, a good easy one to start with would be The Honeymoon is Over. This is in C, which is the same as E but 4 semi-tones lower. Learn it in C and play it in E. Another one of theirs, Delivery Man is in E.

    Good luck.
     
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    Isn't I Drink Alone in open E, too?
     
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    Going to California: Double dropped D.
     
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    Pink Floyd's Fearless is a great open E tune for an acoustic. That ascending run is a lot of fun to play.

    That's the only one I've played though.
     
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    Gotta do that one.
     

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