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(@rparker)
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I'm got my keffocaster tuned to open G. Aside from Rollings Stones tunes, anyone know of fun Open G songs?

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A lot of blues tunes are in open G. George Thorogood does a number as well.

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Only You Know And I Know by Delaney and Bonnie (among others)

A host of Blues, as Tim points out, and Celtic songs as well. And if you're into fingerstyle, then you want to look at a lot of Hawaiian "slack key" guitar songs, which are beautifully done in open G tuning.


   
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Open G was pretty much the standard tuning of Delta blues, and Muddy Waters' early stuff (which is just acoustic Delta blues on an electric guitar, really) is in Open G.

Check out Eric Clapton's "Walking Blues" on Unplugged. Then check out Muddy's "Feel Like Going Home." Pretty much the same. Open G, easy to play, sounds great!

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Rollin and Tumblin is in open G.

Little Red Rooster, Love In Vain, You Got the Silver, Tumblin Dice

a few keef songs.

definately hit on Rollin and Tublin. good finger exercise and simple slide work.

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Both Rollin' & Tumblin' and Walking Blues are in the Easy Songs Forum.

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Leo Kottke songs.


   
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Led zeppelin did "In my time of dying" in open G with the capo on the 2nd fret, but I just play it in open G. Its a fun song to play :D --the dog

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Then there's my favorite, "When The Levee Breaks," recorded in Open G and slowed down to about the key of F "to thicken up the tone."

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Led zeppelin did "In my time of dying" in open G with the capo on the 2nd fret, but I just play it in open G. Its a fun song to play :D --the dog

That is a fun song to play. :D Alot of good ideas here. Anyone know where to find some good "open G" tabs?

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Zeppelin's version of Traveling Riverside Blues is also open G, I believe.

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Here's one you might not expect... John Cougar Mellencamp "Pink Houses"

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And though I don't know if he did it in open tuning or not, that first feedbacky chord George plays in It's All Too Much by the Beatles, sure sounds GREAT when you do it in open G (or was it open D?) Oh heck, open tune, get close to the amp and feedback all over the place. Excellent if you're doing it on a guitar with a trem/vibrato bar.


   
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Leo Kottke songs.

"Vaseline Machine Gun" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" come to mind...

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A lot of his stuff is in a "G" type tuning. He lowers it , usually down, anywhere form one to three half-steps.


   
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