To avoid the relatively cumbersome designation "open D minor", "open C minor", such tunings are sometimes called "cross-note tunings". E A D G B E E E B B E F# EARLY AMERICAN G G D D D# D# E A D G B E   Click here. DADDAD tuning is sometimes used on Dobro guitars for rock and blues. E E B E B B organ B E G D B B BROTHER JAMES CINDERELLA'S BIG SCORE [8] David Wilcox used this tuning on "The Nightshift Watchman". F# F# F# F# E B bass   SONG QUEST FOR THE CUP STALKER Baritone 7-string guitars are available which features a longer scale-length allowing it to be tuned to a lower range. E A D G B E D A D A B B 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).   E A D G B E   F G C F A F# It has a wider range than standard tuning, and its perfect-fifth intervals facilitate quartal and quintal harmony. C G D C G D organ F# F# F# F# E B F# F# G G A A   KIM GORDON & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM ? n/a   bass  NEW HAMPSHIRE bass  THE INEFFABLE ME I Don’t Know Who I Am is taken from the upcoming record Night Network . From standard EADGBE, all the strings are tuned up by the same interval. D# D# A# D# G G GREEN LIGHT ? bass  Lee The Unofficial Sonic Youth Guitar Tunings List Dec 10 1993 Compiled and supplemented by: Art Lee (alee@midway.uchicago.edu). G G C G C D MASSAGE THE HISTORY Password bass  Kim I DREAMED I DREAM A A E E A A TOM VIOLENCE bass   bass   WHAT A WASTE C G D G C D G G C# D G G Tunings not confirmed are in a light blue font, or a ? E A D G B E Some lower tunings may call for a baritone guitar to more easily maintain high string tension and a rich tone. HELEN LUNDEBERG G G C G C D Guitar Tunings Chords - Sonic Youth, Version (1). E G D G E D [43] On many refretted microtonal guitars, the frets are split, so that the tuning of each string is independent from the others. ELIMINATOR JR SKINK bass  C G D C G D F G C F A F# F# F# F# F# E B anything DISCONNECTION NOTICE   Thurston Thurston E A D G B E Sonic Youth Tabs with free online tab player. A C C G G# C In the minor-thirds tuning, every interval between successive strings is a minor third. STARPOWER Play Advices. SONG THE GOOD AND THE BAD This allows for the note range of B standard tuning without transposing E standard guitar chords down two and a half steps down. ? Lee D A D A B B E A D G B E D D A F# A D CONTRE LE SEXISME E B E E A A A comprehensive list of equipment used by Sonic Youth with pictures and information B E G D B B E G D G E D Thurston D A D G G B PATTERN RECOGNITION I can't remember the exact gauges. C G D G C D E B E G G B A capo is typically preferred over these tunings, as they do not increase neck strain, etc. bass    D D# A# D# G G Kim G G D D G G The English guitar used a repetitive open-C tuning that approximated a major-thirds tuning. bass   bass  E G D G E D It also shows you how to tune to each tuning from standard EADGBE. G G D D D# D# F# F# F# F# E B   Kim bass   C C E B G D if I have no viable guess. bass  INCINERATE Kim D D A F# A D   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♯. D A D G G Btrumpet E A D G B E C G D G C D NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY) [8] Pierre Bensusan is another noted exponent of this tuning. DISAPPEARER D D# A# D# G G F# F# G G A A B B x x F# F# G G C G C D I DON'T WANT TO PUSH IT Song is adapted to standard tuning for easy play. E G D G E D Sonic Youth's sound relied heavily on the use of alternative tunings. The eight string guitars additional low F♯ string is just a whole step up from a bass guitars low E string. 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 … Kim bass SHOOT A A E E A A C G D G B B D# D# A# D# G G   E A D G B E   G G D D G G E G D D G G   THUNDERCLAP FOR BOBBY PYN F# F# F# F# E B C G D G C D D D A F# A D   G G D A G A# 'CROSS THE BREEZE G G C C A# A# The term also expresses the fact that, compared to Major chord open tunings, by fretting the lowered string at the first fret, it is possible to produce a major chord very easily. PLASTIC SUN F# F# F# F# E B C G D C G D HEY JONI G G D D D# D# FREE CITY RHYMES Guitar Tunings by Sonic Youth Tab Different Versions Chords, Tab, Tabs. IN THE KINGDOM #19   MASSAGE THE HISTORY Thurston D F C D F F bass C G D G B B I DREAMED I DREAM LEE #2 E A D E C D Dans cet article, j’ai adapté les “narrow-range tunings” originaux de Sonic Youth pour que vous puissiez les réaliser avec une guitare en accordage standard ! E G D G E D F# F# F# F# E B bass/gtr CANDLE C G D G C D WASHING MACHINE F# F# G G A A Jim PROTECT ME YOU n/a  Used by, F-F-C-F-A-C is also used by Dave Mason on "Only You Know and I Know". bass D A D A B B THE SPRAWL HOARFROST C G D G C D n/a JAMS RUN FREE Thurston There should be someplace online with that info. SHE'S IN A BAD MOOD E B E E A B SELF-OBSESSED AND SEXXEE It was also used by Keith Richards on "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the Stone Roses in "Love Spreads". Alors, bien sur, vous n’aurez pas le son exact du groupe, mais avouez que c’est tout de même nettement plus pratique !!!! bass  bass  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).   SONG bass  SNARE, GIRL Essentially a cello tuning with the deeper four strings in fifths and the two highest strings in standard guitar tuning. SONG SONG MAKING THE NATURE SCENE Please contact me if you have any corrections/suggestions! Lee bass   C G D G C D E A D G B E bass   It is similar to the standard guitar tuning, but the low E string is dropped to D and the G string is dropped a half step to F♯/G♭.   YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM E G D G E D  G G D D D# D#  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. Lee bass  E E B B F# F# bass   SIDE2SIDE F# F# F# F# E B ? A A E E A A C G G D D D   bass G G D E G B THE EMPTY PAGE Nicknamed - "Papa-Papa". ? Kim bass  D D# A# D# G G F# F# F# F# E B If a dot is white, the only information given is where the tuning was confirmed. F# F# F# F# E B Guitar Tunings Tabs - Sonic Youth, Version (1). Lee D D# A# D# G G C G D C G D F# F# F# F# E B F# F# F# F# E B F# F# F# F# E B D D A F# A D EYELINER C G D A C D   C C E B G D D D D D A A Kim THE EMPTY PAGE All-fifths tuning has been approximated by the New Standard Tuning (NST) of King Crimson's Robert Fripp. D D D D A 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. bass  B E G D B B Key Variations. G G C C A# A# ? SONG E B E G G B F# F# F# F# E B SONG Similar to five-string bass guitar tuning, seven-string tuning allows for the extra string a fourth lower than the original sixth string. Guitars can also be refretted to a microtonal scale. ERIC'S TRIP   Lee E E B B E F# D A D A B B A C C G G# C I LOVE YOU GOLDEN BLUE C G D G C D bass  bass   GHOST BITCH E G D G E D   UNWIND Tunings not confirmed are in a light blue font, or a ? Lee bass   [5] G G D E G B PANTY LIES F G C F A F# Sonic Youth was formed in 1981 in New York by Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, a couple active in the local avant-garde scene, and Lee Ranaldo, another No Wave and avant-garde musician. E G D G E D   Albums where Kim plays guitar will have a Kim column, otherwise she's playing bass in standard. C G D G C D [29][30][31] Unlike all-fourths and all-fifths tuning, major-thirds tuning repeats its octave after three strings, which again simplifies the learning of chords and improvisation. bass  E G# E G# E G# F# F# F# F# E B ? C G D G B B G G D D F F Often these tunings form a suspended chord on the open strings.   E E B B E F# SWIMSUIT ISSUE bass  A A E E A A G G C# D G G D D# A# D# G G   D A D A B B   C G D G B B F# F# A A E E The reason for tuning down below standard pitch is usually either to accommodate a singer's vocal range or to get a deeper/heavier sound.[41]. MARILYN MOORE F# F# F# F# E B Guitar Tabs Universe bass DIRTY BOOTS bass   G A B D E G FEMALE MECHANIC NOW ON DUTY D# D# A# D# G G D A D G G B G G D A G A# The World Looks Red 7. THE INEFFABLE ME Features news, biographies, MP3, videos, photos, and links. E B E E A B CATHOLIC BLOCK G G D D D# D# SUNDAY bass   bass         Thurston Eric’s Trip Lyrics (Achoo. THE DIAMOND SEA   JUNKIE'S PROMISE Hybrid tuning between drop B-tuning and E-standard. D D A F# A D G G D E G B More on Genius. WHAT WE KNOW C G D G B B bass  C G D C G D D D# A# D# G G C G D G C D F# F# G G A A G G D D D# D# A A E E A A bass BONE bass   D D A F# A D A F# E F# E B A C C G G# C Thurston WILDFLOWER SOUL The Unofficial Sonic Youth Guitar Tunings List Dec 10 1993 Compiled and supplemented by: Art Lee (alee@midway.uchicago.edu). G G D G G A E G D G E D bass   DEATH VALLEY '69   E E B B E F# SONG D A D A B D   anything A C C G G# C E A D E C D G G D D D# D# bass   G G D D D# D# G G D D D# D# In addition, this list also notes dropped tunings. Jim TEENAGE RIOT D# D# C# C# G# G# ANTI-ORGASM A C C G G# C Schecter Guitar Research produced a production model 5 string guitar called the Celloblaster in 1998. G G D D D# D# MOTE DEATH VALLEY '69 F# F# F# F# E B G G D D D# D# Brother James 9. KAREN KOLTRANE        ? C C x x D# D# E E B B E F# Others can be achieved using a capo and/or a partial capo. E A D G B E bass   bass  SKINK E G D G E D STONES G G D D D# D# EYELINER E G D D G G   D G D D B B DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY 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. bass  SUNDAY A A E E F# A D D D D A A bass   E A D G B E ANDROGYNOUS MIND bass  [28], Major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which the musical intervals between successive strings are each major thirds. SCREAMING SKULL   Thurston BRAVE MEN RUN D D# A# D# G G B E G D B B F G C F A F# Kim D D A F# A D E G D G E D Kim F# F# F# F# E B G G C G C D E G D G E D   Open-D tuning has been called Vestapol tuning.[7]. PIPELINE/KILL TIME NIC FIT D A D A B B n/a  E G D G E D F F C C A A D A D A B B D F C D F F G G C G C D bass  C C G D G D Next to the tuning will be a white or blue dot. In rock music, has been used in Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir". bass   Shaking Hell 5. C G D C G D D D# A# D# G G A C C G G# C [38] It has a wide range, thus it requires an appropriate range of string gauges. Lee bass  G G D D G G KILL YR IDOLS F# F# F# F# E B SONG G G D G G A G G D G G A   bass   n/a  D A D A B D   THE SPRAWL Also used by artists such as M. Ward, Stephen Malkmus, and Day Wave. D D A F# A D   G G D E G B G G D D D# D#   G G D D G G B E G D B B C G G D D D PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY G G D D D# D# MARILYN MOORE BRAVE MEN RUN DO YOU BELIEVE IN RAPTURE?  G G D D D# D#  C G D A C D   E E B E G# B bass  FLOWER D D# A# D# G G B E G D B B Jim bass  C C E B G D Thurston DEATH TO OUR FRIENDS I LOVE YOU GOLDEN BLUE bass    E G# E G# E G# Branca-fest.) bass  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. SONG C G D G C D C G D G B B MALIBU GAS STATION   bass  G G D G G A A continuation of the nine string, adding another lower string to the standard or high A tuning. A Thousand Leaves 1998 Recorded in the band's Manhattan studio - Echo Canyon Produced by Sonic Youth & Wharton Tiers Label: DGC DO YOU BELIEVE IN RAPTURE? F# F# F# F# E B bass G G D E G B D D A F# A D C G D G B B   Yes No. E E E E F# F# G G D D D# D# Thurston SONG F# F# F# F# E B CONFUSION IS NEXT Produced by Sonic Youth & Nick Sansano.   n/a  E G D G E D bass   WILDFLOWER SOUL C G D G C D View official tab. RENEGADE PRINCESS D D# A# D# G G Tuning used by Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls on the song "Iris". E E B E B B THE GOOD AND THE BAD [14], Cross-note or open E-minor was used by Bukka White and Skip James.[15]. Coby & Simone, Something to Do with Time, published February 1, 2020. E B E E A B Tuning: E A D G B E. Key: G. Author wyattporter021 [pro] 2,087. E G D G E D Lee YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM Three down-tuned variations are used by the band Sevendust: A Drop C variation, or C-G-c-f-g-c'. F# F# G G A A F# F# F# F# E B bass   (She's In A) Bad Mood 2. bass  Drop tunings lower the sixth string, dropping the lowest E string of the standard tuning. D# D# C# C# G G     D# A# D# B C# F# ERIC'S TRIP Sonic Youth. G G D D D# D# F# F# F# F# E B ? THUNDERCLAP FOR BOBBY PYN A well known user of modal tunings is Sonic Youth. It is possible to play microtonal scales on a fretless guitar, to convert a fretted guitar into a fretless, or to make a custom neck with a specific microtonal fret spacing. D D D D A A Among the first to use this tuning were the folk-blues guitarists of the '60s like Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, and John Martyn. G G C G C D HEATHER ANGEL D D# A# D# G G G G D G G A THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD D D D D A A RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE ? A continuation of the 7-string, adding another string a perfect fourth lower than the low B of the seven-string guitar. SMALL FLOWERS CRACK CONCRETE F# F# G G A A Here the songs are grouped by their tuning, rather than album. D G D D B B D E G D B B bass  SONG G G D D D# D# If it says "n/a", they don't play an instrument on the song. G G C G C D SUGAR KANE bass  F# F# C# C# C# C# G G D A G A Sonic Youth Guitarist Thurston Moore on Alternate Tunings. ... I WANNA BE YR DOG SHADOW OF A DOUBT bass  F# F# F# F# E B   G G D D D# D#   WISH FULFILLMENT 100% D D A F# A D bass  SONG bass F# F# F# F# E B C G D G C D Kim G G D D D# D# On this page, you'll find all of SY's major releases and the tunings used by each member, where known. Thurston SUGAR KANE ON THE STRIP   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]. E G D G E D The advantage of these tunings is that they allow an extended upper note range versus a capo used with standard tuning which limits the number of notes that can be played; in some cases, instruo B♭ or E♭ (such as saxophones, which were frequently encountered in early rock and roll music) are more easily played when the accompanying guitar plays chords in the higher tuning. Creates an F#m7/E chord when strummed open. G G C G C D BULL IN THE HEATHER To enable an adjustable microtonal tuning, there exist guitars with frets that can be moved across the fingerboard.[44][45]. F# F# F# F# E B SOCIETY IS A HOLE E B E G G B Huge selection of 500,000 tabs. F# F# F# F# E B E G# E G# E G# ? E A D G B E TUNIC One of the main tunings used 2 A strings, 2 D strings and 2 G strings.   SKIP TRACER D-A-D-G♭-B-E 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 D D# D# D D A F# A D   JAMS RUN FREE      synth      F G C F A F# D D# A# D# G G NO QUEEN BLUES E B E E A A RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE TOM VIOLENCE GHOST BITCH Guitar tunings inspired by other Instruments, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFSethares2009 (, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFSethares2001 (. G G C C A# A# Thurston ? bass D E G D 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".   n/a  Listen: The Cribs collaborate with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo for new single. C G D C G D ANTI-ORGASM D A D A B D   bass  Kim F# F# F# F# E B Also D-A-d-a-a-d', was used by Dave Wakeling on the English Beat's 1983 "Save It For Later". Thurston D D D D E A Lee E G# E G# E G# E G D G E D STARPOWER PROTECT ME YOU G G D D D# D# D D A F# A D   F# F# C# C# C# C# D D A F# A D Lee anything In extended chord tunings, the open strings form a seventh, ninth, or eleventh chord. n/a  One accurate tab per song. C G D G C D This list of guitar tunings supplements the article guitar tunings. These tunings are derived by systematic increases or decreases to standard tuning. You can click these dots to show information in the bottom frame. bass  F# F# F# F# E B   CALMING THE SNAKE bass   FREE CITY RHYMES As the former Sonic Youth guitarist reveals his sixth new solo album, we caught up with 62-year-old noise pioneer to talk weird tunings, writing “straight up pop songs”, how he’s learned to be a band leader, and why he can’t separate his songs from the guitars he recorded them with. bass  C G D G C D SHAKING HELL SHE'S IN A BAD MOOD   G G D E G B bass  D D# A# D# G G G G D D D# D# Asus2: E-A-B-E-A-E D A D A B D   D D A F# A D    G G D D D# D#  C G D C G D organ This tuning is also commonly used by John Butler on his 12 string guitar. CATHOLIC BLOCK On table steel guitar and pedal steel guitar, the most common tunings are the extended-chord C6 tuning and E9 tuning, sometimes known as the Texas and Nashville tunings respectively.   D D D D A A D A D A B B bass   Sonic Youth is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981.The current lineup consists of Thurston Moore (vocals and guitar), Kim Gordon (vocals, bass, guitar), Lee Ranaldo (vocals and guitar), Mark Ibold (bass) and Steve Shelley ().. bass C G G D D D Lee Notable users of this tuning include Billy McLaughlin and John Butler. 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