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Gabriel Leopardi
post Feb 9 2012, 05:58 PM
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Hey guys! As I said in Pixies thread, I'm studying and creating lessons to continue with the Indie Rock series... these days I have been learning many Sonic Youth songs to get deeply into their style and create a tune that reflects their style. After some hours of dealing with really strange positions and shapes I started to think that maybe they were using weir tunings for their songs... and the answer was: YES! smile.gif
I think that they are one of the bands that experiments the most with alternative tuning...


Here you have some of them:

E A D G B E

E A D E C D

G G D D D# D#

F# F# F# F# E B

D# D# C# C# G G

G G C C A# A#

A A E E F# A

F# F# G G A A

F# F# F# F# E B

F# F# C# C# C# C#

D D D D A A

C C E B G D

A A E E A A

E B E E A B

A C C G G# C

and my favourite since it says GAB in the beginning... smile.gif
G A B D E G

I will call this one "The Gab Tuning" hahah and will experiment with it! It's used in this song..




Well, isn't that obsession for the Alternative Tunings??? smile.gif

In this link you can find the tuning used in every song of them... most of the times the two guitars use different tuning in the same song! smile.gif

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post Feb 9 2012, 09:26 PM
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It sure is, some of them are very wierd smile.gif but it's cool that they have that freedom.


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post Feb 10 2012, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Feb 9 2012, 05:26 PM) *
It sure is, some of them are very wierd smile.gif but it's cool that they have that freedom.



yes, and they also get an unique sound thanks to this... but live concerts are a nightmare for guitar technicians.. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 13 2012, 03:14 PM
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Hey Gabriel

Also check out the Late Great Chris Whitley for Alt Tunings, he used them mostly incorporating Slide guitar stuff but not all the time.

A little intro to Chris Whitley

SCRAPYARD LULLABY C# G# C# G# C# D#
INDIAN SUMMER E B E G# B E
ACCORDINGLY D# G# D# G# A# D#
WILD COUNTRY D A D G A D
BALLPEEN HAMMER F C F G# C BANJO
DAS MODEL (The Model) F C F G# C BANJO
FROM ONE ISLAND... C# G# C# F# G# C#
ALTITUDE C# G# C# G# C# D#
DIRT FLOOR C G C F G C
LOCO GIRL C# G# C# F F# C#
SERVE YOU C# G# C# F# G# C#
FIREFIGHTER D A D A D E
HOME IS WHERE YOU GET ACROSS E B E G# B E
AS FLAT AS THE EARTH E A E A C# E
DAYS OF OBLIGATION E A E A C# E
AERIAL D G D F A C
LONG WAY E A E A C# E
POWER DOWN E A D G B E
CLEAR BLUE D# G# D# G# C D#
I FORGET YOU C# F# C# F G# C#
PHONE CALL E A E A C# E
STILLPOINT E A E G B BANJO
WEIGHTLESS E A E A B E
KNOW D A D A D E
COOL WOODEN D A D A D E
LIVING W LAW D A D A D E
ON CUE D A D A D E
BIG SKY D G D G B D
AUTOMATIC E A E A B E
FLAT AS THE E B E G# B E
ULTRAGLIDE E A E A C# E
IMMORTAL C G C G C D
DUST RADIO E G# B E G# B
GASKET E A E A C# E
POISON E A E G# B E
OH GOSH E A E A C# E
BORDER TOWN E A D G B E
NARCOTIC D A E A C# E
WPL D A D A D E
CANDY E A E A C# E
CANT GET D A E A C# E
GOD THING E A D G B E
DIN E A E A C# E
MACHINE E A E G# B E
LIBERATION E A E G# B E
BLUE SKY E A E A C# E
KICK THE STONES E A E A C # E
GUNS AND DOLLS D# A# D# A# D# F
COMPLEX SEX RITUAL E A E A C # E
DIE IN YOUR M D A E A D E
BLISS TO BREAK D# A# D# A# D# F
ALTITUDE D A D A D E
ONE LONG DAY E A E A B E
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post Feb 13 2012, 03:40 PM
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post Feb 13 2012, 04:09 PM
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Great info guys! I'll check Chris Whitley music! I knew that Placebo song but I never checked the tuning. Do they always use this type of tunings? We can keep on posting alternative tuning songs or bands here.


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post Mar 12 2012, 02:00 PM
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Wow, great thread.
I've never even heard of many of these tunings biggrin.gif

Guess I'll have to check some of them out (especially the GAB tuning biggrin.gif)
Thanks for sharing!

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post Mar 12 2012, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Mar 12 2012, 10:00 AM) *
Wow, great thread.
I've never even heard of many of these tunings biggrin.gif

Guess I'll have to check some of them out (especially the GAB tuning biggrin.gif)
Thanks for sharing!



hahaha yeah! I already recorded a lesson in the style of Sonic Youth so you'll find something online soon. wink.gif


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post Mar 12 2012, 05:25 PM
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always liked this photo tunings on guitar

he put a sticker on the guitar for the tunings. If you change tunings 10 times during a show one of that stupid robot LPs would be good.

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post Mar 12 2012, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE (ItSME3 @ Mar 12 2012, 01:25 PM) *
always liked this photo tunings on guitar

he put a sticker on the guitar for the tunings. If you change tunings 10 times during a show one of that stupid robot LPs would be good.


hahaha it's true! he could solve everything with two Gibson robot guitars. While he plays with one the assistant sets the other one's tuning. But I think that his magic would be lost in this way...


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post Mar 15 2012, 04:02 PM
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Ha! What a cool post! I love Sonic Youth and I knew none of these things....thanks for the info.
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QUOTE (Buzzcat @ Mar 15 2012, 12:02 PM) *
Ha! What a cool post! I love Sonic Youth and I knew none of these things....thanks for the info.
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No problem mate! Pay attention to the next new lessons. wink.gif


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My favorite tunning is definitely DADGAD which is mostly used in percusive guitar, I really love it.

Which tunning is used in Kashmir by Led Zeppelin? Do you guys know?


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post Mar 15 2012, 05:22 PM
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That one! Check out this article!

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Very interesting! I've never thought of doing that!


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