2. One of the sounds most closely associated with open G is the jangle of dozens of folk-rock songs from the ’60s and ’70s. While he used a pick for fretted playing, he always played fingerstyle when using the slide. If the chords of a song begin in Em, use the fretboard for E minor or E minor/Maj6. If the first chord of a song is C Major, like the chords: C Am F and G, improvise using C Major fretboard or C Major/m7 fretboard. Open G Tuning was probably the first ever open tuning I learned, suddenly all the Rolling Stones songs I'd been playing before sounded 'right' and it was very exciting. Although Page also played slide on When the Levee Breaks, Traveling Riverside Blues and What Is and What Should Never Be, his distinctive slide style simply defines the powerful and dark In My Time of Dying. Open G Tuning is a lot of fun to play with whether you want to strum some simple chords or use a guitar slide. The Rolling Stones - “Brown Sugar” Keith Richards discovered “Open G” tuning (D – G – D – G – B – D) in 1969 after hearing blues-great Ry Cooder perform. It's also used a lot in slide guitar. Open G tuning also lends itself to a different, bluesier tone than standard tuning. Rollin And Tumblin Acoustic. Check out this guide for Open G chords, songs, scales and more. The area on the end are the open strings. Also, “Open D” and “Open E” are very popular slide guitar tunings. The recording (the most popular version of a song Josh White recorded in the mid-'40s), features Page sliding away in open A (E-A-E-A-C#-E). Click here for Ex. … It's pretty easy to get going, just tune strings 6, 5, and 1 down one tone! You can always capo the 2nd fret to match the key of the recording. All common major chords in open G: G: X00000 A: X22222 B: X44444 C: X55555 D: X77777 E: X99999 F: X 10 10 10 10 10. Pay attention to the tuning in each song + 408. For instance, the G chord can be played in an open position, while most other major chords can be created in this tuning by using a simple barre fingering. Slide Guitar Songs. Blues in G . 2. This makes open G ideal for slide guitar enthusiasts, too. There are so many Stones songs and 4 of 5 Richards penned songs from the time M. Taylor joined until today are played in open G. He experimented with open E (Gimme Shelter & 2 or 3 others I can think of) but the Ron Wood years are pretty much 99% open G) I don't think Black & Blue has 1 song in basic tuning that I can think of Eagles of Death Metal. 3. Usually, the first chord indicates the key. Eric Clapton. All Eagles of Death Metal songs are in open G tuning, doubling the G on the 6th and 5th strings, G–G–D–G–B–D It’s a lot of fun, and even with sloppy slide technique you’ll sound pretty good. One of the most common things to play with the Open G tuning is blues in the key of G. Put the slide on your ring or little finger and shift between G on the 12th fret and C and D. 7th chords (movable shapes) Duane played most slide parts in open E, only a few songs where played in standard tuning (like Dreams, Mountain Jam, Midnight Rider). Posted Dec 02, 2016, 13 tabs.