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tuning for this song?

Posted: February 26th, 2009, 11:36 pm
by wasted_youth
Hi, I'm new to this whole forum thing but don't know anyone personally to ask. i don't know if tuning is different in this song. i looked in to muddy waters version for tuning but it sounded off to me.could just be me? I've been playing guitar for about two years and never tried slid so i thought i'd give it a whirl. i've never been to bad at figuring out songs but like i said new to the slide. well any way here is a link any help would be greatly appreciated thank you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZxCPQmb ... re=related

Re: tuning for this song?

Posted: February 27th, 2009, 5:05 am
by Ricochet
Most of Muddy's early slide stuff is in Open G. That guy sounds like he's in Open G to me, but often you find when you try to play along with someone that they're not on the "standard" pitch.

You do understand that with a slide you play more or less straight over the frets, right? Don't mean to insult your intelligence, but I've seen new sliders try to play in the middle of the fret spaces where they're used to fingering the strings.

Re: tuning for this song?

Posted: February 27th, 2009, 6:36 am
by Fretsource
Sounds like open D to me and the key is D too.

Re: tuning for this song?

Posted: February 27th, 2009, 7:10 am
by Ricochet
Could well be, I didn't try playing with it.