G G D D D# D# F# F# F# F# E B F# F# F# F# E B 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♯. GREEN LIGHT THE WORLD LOOKS RED  G G D D D# D#  D A D G G B F# F# F# F# E B SHADOW OF A DOUBT anything Also D-A-d-a-a-d', was used by Dave Wakeling on the English Beat's 1983 "Save It For Later". Yeah, years ago I had a Jaguar and a Mustang set up for Sonic Youth tunings and I figured out most of the songs from EVOL, Sister and Daydream Nation. D D# A# D# G G Thurston bass   bass  D D A F# A D BEAUTY LIES IN THE EYE Kim THUNDERCLAP FOR BOBBY PYN G G D D D# D# SCREAMING SKULL Also used by artists such as M. Ward, Stephen Malkmus, and Day Wave. BRAVE MEN RUN TOM VIOLENCE Return to the Sonic Youth Tab Archive. D D D D A A A C C G G# C MILDRED PIERCE SONG A F# E F# E B bass  [32], 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". bass  DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY D A D A B B E E B E B B F# F# F# F# E B C G G D D D B E G D B B   D A D A B B HOARFROST Kim In their early career, Sonic Youth was associated with the No Wave art and music scene in New York City. In his on-line guide to alternative tunings for six-string guitars, William Sethares mentions several that are inspired by instruments other than guitars, for example, balalaika (E-A-D-E-E-A), cittern C-G-C-G-C-G, and Dobro G-B-D-G-B-D. Five string guitars are common in Brazil, where they are known as guitarra baiana and are typically tuned in 5ths. D D A F# A D bass G G D G G A E E B B E F# SUNDAY RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE F# F# F# F# E B G G B D G A F# F# F# F# E B WALKIN BLUE n/a  MAKING THE NATURE SCENE TUNIC I'M INSANE   KIM GORDON & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM D A D G G Btrumpet G G D D D# D# A F# E F# E B G G C G C D F# F# F# F# E B Often vocalized as "Dad-Gad", DADGAD it is now common in Celtic music. On this page, you'll find all of SY's major releases and the tunings used by each member, where known.   G G D A G A   Richie Havens used Open D tuning to be able to play chords using only his thumb and one or two fingers. D# D# A# D# G G To reach the tuning from DADGAD, Open D or Open D Minor, the G string is dropped to D so that the 3rd and 4th strings are tuned to the same pitch.   G G D G G A All-fifths tuning is a tuning in intervals of perfect fifths like that of a mandolin, cello or violin; other names include "perfect fifths" and "fifths". A C C G G# C A C C G G# C One of the main tunings used 2 A strings, 2 D strings and 2 G strings. This tuning was made by songwriter/composer Mr.Tom (Rawding) during the creation of an original indie folk instrumental "When You Stand By Me" [1]. G G D D D# D# Thurston D D A F# A D   More on Genius. D# D# C# C# G G SONG G G D D D# D# DADGAD was developed by Davey Graham in the early 1960s when he was travelling in Morocco, to more easily play along with Oud music. THE EMPTY PAGE G G D G G A C G D G C D G G C G C D bass   NO QUEEN BLUES If a dot is white, the only information given is where the tuning was confirmed.   I LOVE HER ALL THE TIME F# F# F# F# E B bass   anything [1] This tuning is used on most work by Devin Townsend in his solo work as well as his work with Strapping Young Lad. C G D G B B Lee B E G D B B D D A F# A D E A D G B E B B x x F# F# I DREAMED I DREAM Initially composed of only Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and a revolving-door lineup of drummers, the band E E B B E F# Kim bass   Password Others can be achieved using a capo and/or a partial capo. bass  C G D C G D C G D G C D Thurston SWIMSUIT ISSUE F G C F A F# On a multiple-neck instrument, the near neck will normally be some form of C6, and the next closest neck E9. E G D G E D 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 (alee@midway.uchicago.edu). 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. WAIST   G G D D D# D# Coby & Simone, Something to Do with Time, published February 1, 2020. Kim A A E E A A 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. Used on numerous Pavement songs (including Cut Your Hair and by Foo Fighters on the song "Weenie Beenie". < "The Art of Fingerstyle Guitar: Solos in Open Tunings". HEATHER ANGEL A A E E A A Kim 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'. E G# E G # E G# F# F# G G A A FLOWER C G D C G D G G D D D# D# G G D D G G ANDROGYNOUS MIND n/a  D D D D A A B E G D B B MASSAGE THE HISTORY Kim G G D G G A C G D A C D   G G D D D# D# D F C D F F bass  C C x x D# D# F# F# F# F# E B bass G G D D G G E A D G B E E A D G B E bass  This is accomplished by replacing the d string with an e' string and tuning it to d'.     PINK STEAM E G D G E D E A D G B E A C C G G# C ? G A B D E G Thurston FEMALE MECHANIC NOW ON DUTY F G C F A F#   ? Branca-fest.) G G D G G A bass   Eric’s Trip Lyrics (Achoo. bass    TITANIUM EXPOSE C G D G B B THE GOOD AND THE BAD     WHAT WE KNOW D E G D B B Ralphs said, "It needs the open C to have that ring," and "it never really sounds right in standard tuning". THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD F# F# F# F# E B   [43] On many refretted microtonal guitars, the frets are split, so that the tuning of each string is independent from the others. C G D G C D (She's In A) Bad Mood 2.     Some lower tunings may call for a baritone guitar to more easily maintain high string tension and a rich tone. zither CANDLE bass  Used by, F-F-C-F-A-C is also used by Dave Mason on "Only You Know and I Know". C6 tuning is popular for these instruments, as are open G, E6, and E7 tuning. C G D G B B [34][35] Jazz musician Stanley Jordan plays guitar in all-fourths tuning; he has stated that all-fourths tuning "simplifies the fingerboard, making it logical". G G D G G A G G D G G A MARY-CHRIST E E B E B B organ bass   'CROSS THE BREEZE bass  Thurston E G D G E D F# F# F# F# E B bass   [46] A five-string tuning may be necessary in a pinch when a string breaks on a standard six-string (usually the high E) and no replacement is immediately available. D D# A# D# G G bass   [28], Major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which the musical intervals between successive strings are each major thirds. MARY-CHRIST F# F# F# F# E B Thurston C-F-C-F-A-C is the more common of the two. D A D A B B Thurston bass  The Guitar Interview: Thurston Moore on Jazzmasters, Sonic Youth and his new solo LP. E E B B E F# bass   E E B B F# F# bass  G G D A G A Some drop tunings also lower the fifth string (the A-note in standard-tuning). G G D G G A D A D A B B Thurston F# F# F# F# E B G G C C A# A# G G D D D# D# D D# A# D# G G D# D# A# D# G G From standard EADGBE, all the strings are tuned up by the same interval. D D# A# D# G G INHUMAN bass   n/a  C G D G C D C G C C G A#/C E G D G E D D D A F# A D   bass ELIMINATOR JR TUFF GNARL D D D D A A JUNKIE'S PROMISE D D D D A A SONG SONG G G D D D# D# G G D G G A E G# E G# E G# In rock music, has been used in Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir". anything bass   Lee D D D D A A ? C G D G B B RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE   G G D D D# D#   C G D G B B G G D D D# D# RAIN ON TIN G G D D D# D# A high b' string has been recently developed by Octave4Plus gauged at .006 which is pretty thin, but under really low tension to prevent breakage. HEY JONI G G D D D# D# Alternately, you can view an alphabetical list of all tunings known to be used by the band or on solo compositions. F# F# F# F# E B Protect Me You 3. D D A F# A D Sonic Youth Gossip > Sonic Gossip: tunings User Name: Remember Me? bass         E G D G E D A continuation of the 7-string, adding another string a perfect fourth lower than the low B of the seven-string guitar. D D D D E A Thurston is known for pushing the limits of sound possibilities from the guitar (particularly the Jazzmaster), and alternate tunings have played a major role in his ability to create distinctly unique music. ? G G D G G A On lap steel guitar there is often only one six-string neck. LIGHTS OUT E A D G B E Lee G G D G G A C G D G B B G G D D G G CREME BRULEE bass  Lee C G D G C D JAMS RUN FREE ? KOOL THING B E G D B B Similar to five-string bass guitar tuning, seven-string tuning allows for the extra string a fourth lower than the original sixth string. SHE IS NOT ALONE E B E E A A The post-metal group Russian Circles also employ this tuning, and also plays it tuned a half-step down: D♭-A♭-d♭-g♭-a♭-d♭'. F# F# G G A A SONG Open-D tuning has been called Vestapol tuning.[7]. G G D E G B   A C C G G# C if I have no viable guess. This tuning is used by Tonic in their song Soldier's Daughter with a capo on the 4th fret. Album Daydream Nation. It was many years later in the 1970s that it became established for accompanists of traditional music, predominantly Scottish and Irish. This open C tuning is used by William Ackerman for his "Townsend Shuffle" and by John Fahey for his tribute to Mississippi John Hurt. bass/gtr F F C C A A E A D G B E Wilco have several songs in Open D. Kevin Cronin used Open D in "Time for me to fly", the 1978 REO Speedwagon hit song, with 4 top string variations for G and A. F# F# F# F# E B D F C D F F bass   F# F# G G A A Lee bass         THE EMPTY PAGE LEAKY LIFEBOAT (FOR GREGORY CORSO) G G D D D# D#   bass  D E G D B B [36], Between the all-fifths and all-fourths tunings are augmented-fourth tunings, which are also called "diminished-fifths" or "tritone" tunings.[37]. D D A F# A D NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY) E B E E A B WASHING MACHINE D A D A B B G G D G G A C G G D D D Or more strings can be powerful ( Joni/Daydream Nation ) and beautiful ( Beauty Lies in the tuning... 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