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open tuning songs

Postby Alex » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:44 pm

by wandering through my elliott tabs, i'd tried to find out how much songs he actually wrote in open tuning.
all together there are as much as 11 songs in open tuning

in open C he wrote/recorded/performed:

speed trials
ballad of big nothing
fear city
pretty mary k (other version)
almost over
see you later
independence day
instrumental (showbox 23.02.1999)
grand mal
how to take a fall


and in open D:

everything's okay
no life

what do think? are there more open-tuning-songs floating around - that misleadingly had been determined as standard tuning? - what about the heatmiser-songs -- anyone knows, witch of them are in open tuning??
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Re: open tuning songs

Postby Alex » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:47 pm

ohh ...

i missed

how to take a fall

in open c
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Re: open tuning songs

Postby numero9 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:58 pm

no name 5 and going nowhere are in open c arent they?
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Re: open tuning songs

Postby realexkav » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:45 am

Clementine is in DAECGC
Satellite in DBGDAD, love it.

Going Nowhere is not in Open C, i think. Just one step down and then C Am Em... unless I did it wrong all this time.
No Name #5 is in CGCFAC.

Does anybody have a tab for Almost Over, by the way?

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Re: open tuning songs

Postby Alex » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:44 pm

that's the way i play it:

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Almost Over by Elliott Smith

open C tuning

t=10, e=11, w=12
C   000000  G#   88888x  Bb6  ttttwx
C*  x07657  C**  wwwxxx  G#   88888x
F   xt98tx  B    eeeeee  Bb   tttttt
Fm7 8888t8  G**  777xxx  E*   444xxx


intro
c----------------0---/7-
G-/5-3-0-0-0-0---0---/5-
E—-0-0-3-3-3/1-0-0---/6-
C----------------0---/7-
G----------------0---/0-
C----------------0---/x-


C*              F
You think I'm unkind
Fm7                           C
But people aren't the way you think they are
C*                          F
They can't remember all the time
Fm7               
What it was you wanted

Riff 1
c-/w-t-7-5-
G-/0-------
E-/0-------
C-/w-t-7-5-
G-/0-------
C----------

     G# run 1                        C   Bb6
They paint you out in straight silhouette
G# run 2                  Bb  B
Don't you get the picture yet?
C** Bb* G**     F   E* F   (or play C run 3)
Why you getting all upset?
    Fm7
The worst part's almost over

Riff 2
c-/w-t-7-5-4-0---/7-
G-/0---------0---/5-
E-/0---------0---/6-
C-/w-t-7-5-4-0---/7-
G-/0---------0---/0-
C------------0---/x-

C*             F
Three's such a crowd
Fm7                            C
You ought to tell me what you tell yourself
C*                          F
You ever going to speak it aloud?
Fm7                     
Do I have to guess like everyone else?

Riff 1

        G# run 1                  C   Bb6
With an i----ron will to walk the walk
      G# run 2                         Bb  B
And a glass jaw that can't be moved to talk
C**   Bb*  G**    F     E*  F    (or play C run 3)
Black eyes always watch the clock
    Fm
The worst part's almost over

Riff 2


solo
  C*  F Fm7 C     C*         F          Fm7       C
C-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-t-0-t-0-t--w-0-w-0-w-------------------
G---------------|----------------------------------------
E---------------|-----------------------e-e-e-e/b--------
C---------------|---------------------------------/w-t-7-
G---------------|----------------------------------------
C---------------|----------------------------------------


        G# run 1                C   Bb6
You let yourself be frozen by a doubt
      G# run 2                        Bb  B
You think I'm mean because I call you out
C** Bb*   G**       F      E* F    (or play C run 3)
You don't know what you're a—bout
    Fm                       F
The worst part's almost over now
    Fm ?                     Riff 3
The worst part's almost over now


Riff 3
c-/w-t-7-5-4-
G-/0---------
E-/0---------
C-/w-t-7-5-4-
G-/0---------
C-/w-t-7-5-4-
Riff 3
now   

Riff 3
now

Riff 1
End on C (000004)





G# run 1
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-10-10-8--x---x------------|
|---------10--10------------|
|-----------------8-8-12-10-|
|---------------------------|


G# run 2
|-----------------------------|
|-13-13--12--12-10------------|
|------------------11-11-10-8-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|


C  run 3                                   
|-12-12-10-10---------------0-0-|
|-------------12-12-10-10s9-0-0-|
|---------------------------0-0-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

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Re: open tuning songs

Postby numero9 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Yeah you're right about No Name 5, my bad. Can you share your Going Nowhere tab?
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Re: open tuning songs

Postby Alex » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:45 am

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Going Nowhere

standard D tuning

Riff 1 :                                 (a)
     C    Cdim C5 Cdim          C        Esus4  B5  Esus4 Em Am   Am6 Am7
  |-------2----3-------2-----2--0------||------------------------0---2---3-|
  |-------1----1-------1-----1--1------||-----0---0-----0-0------1---1---1-|
  |----0--0----0----0--0-----0--0----0-||-----2/4-4-4\2-2-0----2-2---2---2-|
  |------------------------------------||-----2/4-4-4\2-2-2----------------|
  |--3------------3----3--3--3--3--3---||---2-2/4-4-4\2-2-2--0-------------|
  |------------------------------------||-0--------------------------------|
                                               
On the fourth time, play this instead:       And before the chorus:
    (b)                                       (c)
     Esus4  B5        Am     Am6 Am7            E5            D
    |-----------0---------0---2---3-|         |---------------2--2--2--2---|
    |-----0---3-----------1---1---1-|         |---------------3--3--3--3---|
    |-----2/4-----4-----2-2---2---2-|         |---------------2--2--2--2---|
    |-----2/4-----------------------|         |-2--2--2--2----0--0--0--0---|
    |---2-2/4---------0-------------|         |-2--2--2--2-----------------|
    |-0-----------------------------|         |-0--0--0--0-----------------|


Intro: Riff1(a)x3 Riff1(b)

Verse 1

Riff 1(a)
He waved hello, Started like a mile, 
Riff 1(a)
We met-- There's no Changing my mind,     
Riff 1(a)
I won't walk the Stairs with you tonight
Riff 1(b)
Goin' nowhere         
     
Verse 2
The clock moved a Quarter of a turn     
The time it took  a cigarette to burn   
She said, You got A lot of things to learn
Riff 1(c)
Goin' nowhere         
   

Chorus
G         D    F         C
I saw you move A certain way         
Dm       Am    F    C
I missed you a lot:   
G           D    F      C
I turned to this Damned place         
Dm      Am     G    F
Shoulda been forgot   
                 

Verse 3 (like Verse 1)
Echoes drown our Conversation out     
Echoes that only Seem to bring about   
A silent expression Easy when allowed     
Goin' nowhere         
                 
Verse 4 (like Verse 2) 
The steps made a pattern I had never seen     
I felt like a kid of Six or seventeen     
Flowers off in some Empty daydream       
Goin' nowhere         
                   
Chorus
G             D    F         C
It's dead and gone Matter of fact 
Dm     Am         F    C     
It may be for the best,
G            D         F          C
It sets you, frees you Can't take back 
Dm    Am   G    F 
Honestly I guess     
             

Verse 5       
The old records Sitting on the floor 
The ones I can't Put on any more       
He walked over  To her like before   
Goin' nowhere         
Goin' nowhere         
Goin' nowhere         

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Re: open tuning songs

Postby m_coldham » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:13 pm

coast to coast:

CGCFAC

like "double drop d" but a step down - same with satellite and no name 5
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Re: open tuning songs

Postby Alex » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:43 am

i guess your right (m_coldham) - i checked the footage (of the "belly up tavern concert") again and see that he obviously tune the high e string lower.

Some years ago i made a "coast to coast" tab in dropped C tuning (CGCFAD).
That time i was realy certain, that he just lowered the low E string.

so that's how i play it .. but there is a tab out there with the accurate tuning. someone will find it on ultimateguitar.

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Coast to Coast

CGCFAD tuning
(live version with capo 1)

D    000232  D*    000222
Bb   x13331  A     x02220
G/B  x20030  F#    x44322
G    x55433  C     x35553

D  D* Bb A 
D  D* Bb Run F-3-2-0---|
             C-------3-|
D  G/B F# G  Bb C
D         D*     Bb    A
Last stop for a resolution
D            D*  Bb      A
End of the line is a confusion
       D      G/B        F#        G
So go, go and see what's there for you
Bb           C
Nothing new, nothing new for you to use

D        D*     Bb           A
I've got no new act to amuse you
D        D*     Bb        A
I've got no desire to use you, you know
D      G/B        F#      G
But anything that I could do
Bb             C
Would never be good enough for you

       D                        Bm
If you can't help it, then just leave it alone
Bb              C
Leave it alone, yeah, just forget it
D                       
It's really easy I believe I'll forget it too

D D* Riff
     D--------------------
     A--------------------
     F--------------------
     C-----2/3-3/5-5/8-8--
     G-----2/3-3/5-5/8-8--
     C-0/2-2/3-3/5-5/8-8--
                           D  D*
  Still you're keeping me around
Riff                      D       D*
  Until I finally drag us both down
Riff                          D   D*
   Throwing feathers out your hat
Riff                          A
  Yes, I believe it's gone to that
           C
You belong tagging along
G                   Bb
And I belong in the zoo

D D* Bb A
D D* Bb A
D G/B F# G Bb C

     D              D*                 Bb             A                 D
So I wait for confirmation that you're never going to use your starting gun
            D*                Bb              A                D   
Unless it's me it sounds like being here just wasn't that much fun
   G/B        F#      G
Anything that I could do
Bb             C
Would never be good enough for you

       D                        Bm
If you can't help it, then just leave it alone
Bb              C
Leave me alone, yeah, just forget it
D                          Bm
It's really easy I'll just forget it too
Bb              C
Coast to coast, coast to coast
D               Bm                        Bb
I'll do what I can so you can be what you do
                C
Coast to coast, coast to coast
D                    Bm                         Bb
I'll do everything I can so you can be what you do
                C
Coast to coast, coast to coast


D         D*        Bb             A
Circuit rider comes every fifth Sunday
D         D*  Bb              A
Oh my lord, I fell asleep one day
D   G/B       F#      G
Anything that I could do
         D   G/B       F#      G
Is there anything that I could do?
     D       G/B     F#     G
That someone doesn't do for you
     D       G/B    F#     G
That someone didn't do for you
     D      G/B        F#       G   Bb   C   D
That I haven't already done for you
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Re: open tuning songs

Postby Daniel » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:51 am

No, thank you, Alex and for all of your contributions. Feel free to post tabs for officially released songs if you have them too. The more tabs we have closest to the original recording - the better.

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