Songs for Guitar in Open D?
May 30, 2008 3:46 PM Subscribe
What are some good songs to play on a guitar tuned to open D (or E)?
posted by Banky_Edwards to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks to a full-blown obsession with the original version of Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks," and a surplus of guitars at my house, I've been keeping my Guild in Open D tuning all the time. Now that I've mastered all of the BOTT songs (well, their chords, anyway), I'm looking for some other stuff to mess around with in open D (capo anywhere on the neck is fine, too). All genres are welcome, but I have a particular fondness for folk music (trad stuff, singer/songwriter, folk/rock, &c.). I have an archived version of OLGA on my hard drive; if your suggestion is unlikely to be found there it'd be great if it was something I could figure out relatively easily (i.e. a Joni Mitchell tune using open D would be fine, but something equally complex by a more obscure artist would probably be beyond my grasp).
(Note: The open tuning in question is D A D F# A D. I'm looking for songs that specifically use those intervals because I have a handle on the chord changes. Songs in other tunings will not really be useful here, because I'm not looking to learn a whole new set of chords at the moment - I want to apply my new knowledge to some new music.)