Can anyone help me out w/ the guitar chords & tuning used in this song?
October 30, 2013 1:07 PM   Subscribe

It's called 'Empty Handed' by Michelle Branch. What tuning/chords are used, or what is a reliable website I can use to find out?

I tried youtubing it, but realised that the version played wasn't accurate at all, and there is only one video out there of Michelle Branch playing it acoustically:

Thanks everyone.
posted by ethelwulf to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The google search 'Empty Handed' by Michelle Branch chords turns up lots of answers, including this one.
posted by blob at 1:11 PM on October 30, 2013

Looks like the first two are Dmin and G.
posted by Ironmouth at 1:34 PM on October 30, 2013

I don't have my guitar handy to try out the tuning, but this version from looks promising...

If that's not what you're looking for, here's another potential option.

Good luck!
posted by EKStickland at 5:48 PM on October 30, 2013

I'm pretty sure it's DADGAB, not DADGBD, because you can hear the high A ringing in the fourth chord but she doesn't appear to be fretting it in the video. EKStickland's second link is the closest one as far as I can tell.
posted by grog at 6:59 PM on October 30, 2013

I have sheet music for "Empty Handed." The tuning is Double Drop D, DADGBD. This set of tabs on the Ultimate Guitar site is more or less right, with two corrections: the refrain ("If you're losing sleep" etc) uses the same D7 G C9 G9 pattern as the verses and the chords over the bridge are D Csus2 G D.
posted by dislegomena at 8:05 PM on October 31, 2013

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