Open G rock songs

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  1. Random1643

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    Lol! Banjo Heaven! That's funny, but open G chord shapes have for sure made banjo playing in G tuning easier for me. EX: I've been doing an open G version of The Beatles' Blackbird for years on guitar; I had to work out a different picking pattern for 5-string banjo, but with 1 exception the chord forms are exactly the same.

    I love that story about Don Everly and Keith Richards!
     
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    I can't believe nobody's mentioned this one yet. Quite possibly one of the most badass open G licks ever...

     
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    sure, yeah, I read that too. I meant he got his style of playing from those old guys... :)
     
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    Not entirely sure if Lowell George played it this way but 'Willin' by Little Feat sounds great in open G.

     
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    It was in the list I posted but I was surprised it hadn't been mentioned earlier
    I love Jason Isbell's version
     
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    Indeed, the king of all open G rock licks
     
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    Open E originally I believe. Keith probably plays it in open G now.
     
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    Gee, I guess I better read the whole thread before posting.
     
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    What's wrong with the *^%#@^* Rolling Stones?
     
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    "Twice as hard" Black Crowes..almost anything by the Crowes is in open tuning.
     
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    Two my band has recently added where at least one of the guitars is in open G

    Super 8 - Jason Isbell

    And Thorn in My Pride - Black Crowes (capoed up to 4th fret, but that tuning)
     
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    +1 Willin in open G. I've been playing in standard tuning the last few years, not sure why. Either way, I capo up 2 frets so I can sing it in A. Their song, Trouble, works awesome in open G.
     
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    Apparently this is in Open E, but Keith probably plays it in Open G now.
     
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    Nothing, of course. I just thought it was a little tedious that almost all of the initial responses were suggesting Keef tunes. No offense intended. And the thread has gotten way more diverse since I posted!
     
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    Like I stated before, this is one of my favorites and is part of my regular playlist. I like the sound of Open G and the slide parts that go with it.
    Somtimes Salvation is capo'ed on the fourth fret also...

    (Atleast the version I play and what You see Rich Robinson play in the video.)
     
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    Keef plays Gimme Shelter live with a Junior in standard.



    I just stumbled into a great song for the op, it's very simple but also very illustrative in the use of open g. It's Tennessee Whiskey (or I'd Rather Go Blind). Capo 2 and go A - Bm - Keef shape back to A. All the hammer-ons and fills are there between the capo and the chord shapes.
     
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    Most Aerosmith slide songs are Joe Perry in either open G or open A.
     
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    Forgot to add Thorogood’s Move It On Over and most Son House.
     
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    Write your own.
     
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    Forum member Alvin Hart's Big Mama's Door is in open G.



    It works on acoustic too.

     
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