This tuning may also be used with a capo at the third fret to match the common lute pitch: G-c-f-a-d'-g'. C-F-C-F-A-C is the more common of the two. G G D D D# D# bass  Sonic Youth's sound relied heavily on the use of alternative tunings. G G D D D# D# On this page, you'll find all of SY's major releases and the tunings used by each member, where known. ORANGE ROLLS, ANGEL'S SPIT SMALL FLOWERS CRACK CONCRETE DIRTY BOOTS E B E G G B E G# E G# E G# D D# A# D# G G A Thousand Leaves 1998 Recorded in the band's Manhattan studio - Echo Canyon Produced by Sonic Youth & Wharton Tiers Label: DGC     D D A F# A D E A D G B E A C C G G# C Features. RATS In the minor-thirds tuning beginning with C, the open strings contain the notes (C, D♯, F♯) of the diminished C chord. bass   G G D D D# D# Also used by artists such as M. Ward, Stephen Malkmus, and Day Wave.   HEY JONI D D A F# A D n/a    D# D# C# C# G G TUNIC E G D G E D F# F# G G A A bass DADGAD was developed by Davey Graham in the early 1960s when he was travelling in Morocco, to more easily play along with Oud music.   BULL IN THE HEATHER ? THE SPRAWL Lee STONES A high b' string has been recently developed by Octave4Plus gauged at .006 which is pretty thin, but under really low tension to prevent breakage. TOKYO EYE C G D C G D bass  F# F# F# F# E B BROTHER JAMES F-A-C-G-C-E is also sometimes used, most notably by Covet`s guitarist Yvette Young. G G D D D# D# C G D C G D bass  bass D A D A B D    G G D D D# D#  E G D G E D   E G D G E D MARY-CHRIST D D A F# A D G G D D D# D# G G D D G G Thurston     MASSAGE THE HISTORY A F# E F# E B DRIPPING DREAM No abusive ads ? NO QUEEN BLUES   Used by the band Karnivool for many of their songs. SHE'S IN A BAD MOOD 697 views, added to favorites 5 times.   D D D D A A F# F# F# F# E B SACRED TRICKSTER Asus2: E-A-B-E-A-E D F C D F F SHADOW OF A DOUBT The English guitar used a repetitive open-C tuning that approximated a major-thirds tuning. Sonic Youth Tabs with free online tab player. MARY-CHRIST C G D G C D bass  F# F# F# F# E B A A E E A A E G# E G # E G# D E G D B B C G D G C D Key Variations. Lee n/a  A compact tuning that fits within one octave and covers the chromatic scale between open strings and the first fret. When playing on a 7 string guitar, he would have a low G as the lowest string to complete the fifth. KILL YR IDOLS bass  Sonic Youth. F# F# F# F# E B bass D D A F# A D   RAIN ON TIN SHADOW OF A DOUBT ... G G D D D# D# Yes No. THE INEFFABLE ME SUGAR KANE C G D A C D   EARLY AMERICAN G G C G C D bass   F# F# F# F# E B G G C# D G G D E G D B B C G D G B B Return to the Sonic Youth Tab Archive. Lee D D D D A A HALLOWEEN G G D G G A F# F# F# F# E B bass   SCHIZOPHRENIA bass  A C C G G# C G G C G C D bass Lee On this page, you'll find all of SY's major releases and the tunings used by each member, where known. Nicknamed - "Papa-Papa". I LOVE HER ALL THE TIME C G D A C D   The term also expresses the fact that, compared to Major chord open tunings, by fretting the lowered string at the first fret, it is possible to produce a major chord very easily. THE EMPTY PAGE SLEEPIN' AROUND   C G D G B B   ... n/a Play Guitar Tunings Chords using simple video lessons E B E E A B SONG SONG A A E E A A   Tunings not confirmed are in a light blue font, or a ? C G D G C D Thurston bass  D D A F# A D   C G D G C D 'CROSS THE BREEZE MASSAGE THE HISTORY G G D D D# D# WALKIN BLUE Lee D A A D D A C G D G C D INHUMAN bass  E A D G B E A A E E A A if I have no viable guess. ELIMINATOR JR ANDROGYNOUS MIND PINK STEAM G G D D D# D#   Kim bass D D D D A A   D F C D F F   F#F#GA Kim I DREAMED I DREAM F# F# F# F# E B D D A F# A D LIGHTS OUT bass  Lee Tuning used by Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls on the song "Iris". D# D# A A E E JUNKIE'S PROMISE F G C F A F# bass   F# F# F# F# E B bass   Lee D E G D B B WASHING MACHINE PURR bass   Kim G G D D D# D# G G D D D# D# A continuation of the 7-string, adding another string a perfect fourth lower than the low B of the seven-string guitar. E E B B E F# TOTAL TRASH Thurston C C E B G D [9] It was also used by Mick Ralphs for "Hey Hey" on Bad Company's debut album. D D D D A A E E B B E F# C G D G B B Lee E G D G E D bass   F# F# F# F# E B Creates an F#m7/E chord when strummed open. F# F# F# F# E B ? Next to the tuning will be a white or blue dot. G G D D G G C G D G C D bass   D D# A# D# G C n/a  C C E B G D E G D G E D HYPERSTATION Used by Nickelback on "Should've Listened", Devin Townsend in recent years, and Big Wreck on "Albatross". Some lower tunings may call for a baritone guitar to more easily maintain high string tension and a rich tone. ? CANDLE bass   INTRO E E B B E F# G G D D D# D# C G G D D D MAKING THE NATURE SCENE G G C G C D TEENAGE RIOT E G D G E D D E G D B B C6 tuning is popular for these instruments, as are open G, E6, and E7 tuning. Some drop tunings also lower the fifth string (the A-note in standard-tuning). C G D C G D Kim This is an alternate tuning used frequently by noise-rock band Sonic Youth. D D D D A A DO YOU BELIEVE IN RAPTURE? THUNDERCLAP FOR BOBBY PYN G G D D D# D# E A D G B E E G D G E D David Wilcox also recorded his most famous songs, "Eye of the Hurricane" and "Rusty Old American Dream", both from How Did You Find Me Here, in this tuning, as well as "New World", "Show the Way", "Hold It Up to the Light", and his cover of "It's the Same Old Song" from Big Horizon, and "Mango" from East Asheville Hardware. bass   bass G G D F F G D A D A B B D# A# D# B C# F# It also shows you how to tune to each tuning from standard EADGBE. bass  bass G G D G G A THE BURNING SPEAR TURQUOISE BOY BEAUTY LIES IN THE EYE Confusion Is Next 8. I'M INSANE F G C F A F#   Thurston G G D D D# D# G G D D D# D# ? G G C G C D CHAPEL HILL C G G D D D D A D A B B BECUZ C G G D D D Kim E G# E G# E G# SHAKING HELL Due to this popularity it is sometimes referred to as "Celtic" tuning, although this is misleading given its origin and its primary early use in a quite different field of music. D F C D F F HOTWIRE MY HEART Jim bass F# F# G G A A G G C G C D SYMPATHY FOR THE STRAWBERRY JUSTICE IS MIGHT G G D D G G [34][35] Jazz musician Stanley Jordan plays guitar in all-fourths tuning; he has stated that all-fourths tuning "simplifies the fingerboard, making it logical". G G C G C D bass F# F# F# F# E B [38] It has a wide range, thus it requires an appropriate range of string gauges. (She's In A) Bad Mood 2. D D# A# D# G G   E A D G B E D D A F# A D Lee The Official Sonic Youth Store. Coby & Simone, Something to Do with Space, published January 20, 2019, Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Presidents of the United States of America, The $5.98 E.P. It is possible to play microtonal scales on a fretless guitar, to convert a fretted guitar into a fretless, or to make a custom neck with a specific microtonal fret spacing. CREME BRULEE F# F# F# F# E B G G D D D# D# G G D D D# D# E G D G E D  G G D D D# D#  F# F# F# F# E B   In particular, this list contains more examples of open and regular tunings, which are discussed in the article on guitar tunings. On table steel guitar and pedal steel guitar, the most common tunings are the extended-chord C6 tuning and E9 tuning, sometimes known as the Texas and Nashville tunings respectively. I can't remember the exact gauges. Branca-fest.) Guitar Tunings Tabs - Sonic Youth, Version (1). C G C C G A#/C EARLY AMERICAN SECRET GIRL ? [2], This open-C tuning gives the initial harmonic series when a C-string is struck. DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY Similar to five-string bass guitar tuning, seven-string tuning allows for the extra string a fourth lower than the original sixth string. A F# E F# E B BRAVE MEN RUN Eric’s Trip Lyrics (Achoo. E E B B E F# E E B B E F# CANDLE Kim   G G D D D# D# If standard gauge strings are used, the result is often a "brighter" or "tighter" sound; this was a common practice for some bluegrass bands in the 1950s, notably Flatt & Scruggs.   COTTON CROWN F# F# F# F# E B DUDE RANCH NURSE KIM GORDON & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM F# F# F# F# E B A C C G G# C   bass  THE DIAMOND SEA bass A A E E A A C G D C G D   Sonic truth, sonic death Sonic smoke, sonic youth Nic fit, nic fit, nic fit, nic. PURR D D A F# A D THE DIAMOND SEA STREAMXSONIK SUBWAY n/a    F# F# F# F# E B D# D# A A E E E G D D G G D# D# A# D# G G n/a  bass  C G D G B B GREEN LIGHT Thurston D A D A B B   F# F# F# F# E B WILDFLOWER SOUL C G D G C D F# F# A A E E UNWIND B B E E A A OR E E B E B B ?   G G D A G A WISH FULFILLMENT BECUZ Kim E G D G E D CINDERELLA'S BIG SCORE C D G A D G  D# D# C# C# G# G# G G C G C D C G D G C D THE EMPTY PAGE bass  (used on the song "Unraveling". Please contact me if you have any corrections/suggestions! F# F# F# F# E B D D# A# D# G G D D D D A A G G C G C D Kim Thurston SHAKING HELL JAMS RUN FREE   F# F# F# F# E B STONES SONG ? E G D G E D E A D G B E PROTECT ME YOU bass  G G D D D# D# C G D G B B E G# E G# E G# Lee G G D D D# D# FLOWER STREAMXSONIK SUBWAY ? Also D-A-d-a-a-d', was used by Dave Wakeling on the English Beat's 1983 "Save It For Later". E G D G E D F F C C A A Sonic Youth Gossip > Sonic Gossip: tunings User Name: Remember Me? F# F# F# F# E B bass  E G D G E D Thurston This tuning is also commonly used by John Butler on his 12 string guitar. Necks with 12 or more strings can be used with universal tunings which combine the features of C6 and E9. Lee Kim Difficulty: advanced. C C D# G G D   G G D D D# D#   ANTI-ORGASM DISCONNECTION NOTICE PATTERN RECOGNITION IN THE KINGDOM #19 B B x x F# F# bass PAPER CUP EXIT Thurston SONG G G D D D# D# SONG   G G D E G B D A D A B B Mi-composé is a tuning commonly used for rhythm guitar in African popular music forms such as soukous and makossa. D D D D A A Neighboring tunings D-A-d-e-a-e' and C-G-c-d-g-a have been used by Martin Carthy. bass   C G D G C D FLOWER In extended chord tunings, the open strings form a seventh, ninth, or eleventh chord. It was many years later in the 1970s that it became established for accompanists of traditional music, predominantly Scottish and Irish. SIDE2SIDE POISON ARROW bass   ... Thurston SUNDAY   DIRTY BOOTS SONG D D A F# A D     E A D G B E   bass   ELIMINATOR JR WHITE KROSS bass       Song is adapted to standard tuning for easy play. bass G G D D D# D#   E A D G B E Notable users of this tuning include Billy McLaughlin and John Butler. SAUCER-LIKE NYC GHOSTS & FLOWERS D# D# A# D# G G D D D D E A Lee G G D D D# D# bass  D D# A# D# G G D F C D F F G G D D D# D# E E B B E F# FRENCH TICKLER D D A F# A D   SONG G G D D D# D# Thurston is known for pushing the limits of sound possibilities from the guitar (particularly the Jazzmaster), and alternate tunings have played a major role in his ability to create distinctly unique music. zither F# F# F# F# E B SACRED TRICKSTER [3][4] E G# E G # E G# E E B B E F# This tuning was made by songwriter/composer Mr.Tom (Rawding) during the creation of an original indie folk instrumental "When You Stand By Me" [1]. F# F# F# F# E B THE NEUTRAL n/a A A E E F# A A F# E F# E B  F G C F A F#   G G D D D# D#   E E B B E F# A drop one tuning lowers the pitch by one full step. Lee bass   n/a  D A D A B B bass  E E B B F# F# E B E E A B G G D D D# D# E E B E G# B SONG bass   A comprehensive list of equipment used by Sonic Youth with pictures and information bass  Thurston PATTERN RECOGNITION F# F# C# C# C# C# bass  bass  D D D D A A   MILDRED PIERCE FEMALE MECHANIC NOW ON DUTY PLASTIC SUN C C E B G D E E B B E F# E E B B E F# F# F# F# F# E B STARPOWER D D# A# D# G G A A E E A A Lee D D A F# A D F# F# A A E E [32], Neighboring the standard tuning is the major-thirds tuning that has the open strings, A lower major-thirds tuning has the open strings, which "contains two octaves of a C augmented chord". E G# E G# E G# G G D E G B bass  Lee E E B B E F# E G D G E D G G D E G B B E G D B B bass   C G D C G D organ MOTE D F C D F F E E B B E F# SHE IS NOT ALONE E G D G E D bass D D D D A A Albums where Kim plays guitar will have a Kim column, otherwise she's playing bass in standard. Lee F# F# F# F# E B C G D G B B n/a 'CROSS THE BREEZE D A D A B D   [43] On many refretted microtonal guitars, the frets are split, so that the tuning of each string is independent from the others. C C x x D# D# RENEGADE PRINCESS A C C G G# C G G D D F F Thurston bass  D# D# A# D# G G NO QUEEN BLUES THE GOOD AND THE BAD C G D G C D F G C F A F# THE NEUTRAL G G D A G A C G D G C D < "The Art of Fingerstyle Guitar: Solos in Open Tunings". Cross-note tunings include (low to high): In modal tunings, the strings are tuned to form a chord which is not definitively minor or major. IN THE MIND OF THE BOURGEOIS READER        ? F# F# F# F# E B bass   Thurston D# D# A# D# G G  G G D D G G  RAIN ON TIN Often vocalized as "Dad-Gad", DADGAD it is now common in Celtic music. THE GOOD AND THE BAD   G G D A G A   C G G D D D F# F# F# F# E B B E G D B B NO WAY Hybrid tuning between drop B-tuning and E-standard.   B E G D B B TOTAL TRASH FREE CITY RHYMES G G D D D# D# E G D G E D bass  D G D D B B THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD ? SONG   Produced by Sonic Youth & Nick Sansano.   00:05:14. Thurston CONFUSION IS NEXT CALMING THE SNAKE anything G G C C A# A# E A D G B E HEATHER ANGEL NIC FIT B E G D B B C C E B G D Album Daydream Nation. bass  F G C F A F# FREE CITY RHYMES Dans cet article, j’ai adapté les “narrow-range tunings” originaux de Sonic Youth pour que vous puissiez les réaliser avec une guitare en accordage standard ! G G D E G B and on the Meowtain song "Alleyway" Stone Gossard also used this tuning in the song "Daughter" by Pearl Jam. F# F# F# F# E B bass   HOTWIRE MY HEART NEW HAMPSHIRE C G C C G A#/C JUNKIE'S PROMISE G G D D D# D# G G D G G A TEENAGE RIOT PIPELINE/KILL TIME F G C F A F# A A E E A A Lee G G B D G A G G D E G B D A D A B B HELEN LUNDEBERG All-fifths tuning has been approximated by the New Standard Tuning (NST) of King Crimson's Robert Fripp. JUSTICE IS MIGHT C G D G C D F# F# F# F# E B SOCIETY IS A HOLE bass  bass   ANTENNA Music.   WINNER'S BLUES The band went through several line-up changes before they finally released their debut album, 1982's Sonic Youth. F# F# F# F# E B D A D A B B PIPELINE/KILL TIME   CINDERELLA'S BIG SCORE Yeah, years ago I had a Jaguar and a Mustang set up for Sonic Youth tunings and I figured out most of the songs from EVOL, Sister and Daydream Nation. G G C G C D Thurston Thurston Thurston D D D D E A SHE'S IN A BAD MOOD bass  G G D G G A bass  SILVER ROCKET WHITE KROSS n/a  E E B B E F# B B x x F# F# bass  G G D D D# D# SONG tunings Sonic Gossip. A C C G G# C C G D C G D bass         E E B E B B organ G G D D G G G G D E G B Here the songs are grouped by their tuning, rather than album. PROTECT ME YOU HITS OF SUNSHINE G G D D D# D# The advantage of these tunings is that they allow an extended upper note range versus a capo used with standard tuning which limits the number of notes that can be played; in some cases, instruo B♭ or E♭ (such as saxophones, which were frequently encountered in early rock and roll music) are more easily played when the accompanying guitar plays chords in the higher tuning. E E B E B B G G D G G A Scordatura on stringed instruments has been used for centuries and alternative guitar tunings had been used for decades in blues music, and to a limited degree in rock music (such as with Lou Reed 's …   EXPRESSWAY TO YR SKULL One accurate tab per song. In the minor-thirds tuning, every interval between successive strings is a minor third. anything LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL ? DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY C G D C G D [1] This tuning is used on most work by Devin Townsend in his solo work as well as his work with Strapping Young Lad. B E G D B B DISCONNECTION NOTICE You can click these dots to show information in the bottom frame. bass   Thurston D D# A# D# G G TUFF GNARL D E G D B B PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY EYELINER G G D A G A C G D G C D G G D G G A F G C F A F# G G D D D# D# bass  SONG SHE IS NOT ALONE Official Site. Kim A C C G G# C NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY) ? n/a  SONG MILDRED PIERCE   A F# E F# E B G G D D D# D# Welcome to the Sonic Youth Tuning Tutorial.     bass   n/a  D# D# A# D# G G   EYELINER C G G D D D Coby & Simone, Something to Do with Time, published February 1, 2020. G G D G G A E G D G E D C G D G C D SONG G G D D D# D# SWIMSUIT ISSUE Kim bass   LIGHTNIN' G G C G C D C G G D D D It was also used by Keith Richards on "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the Stone Roses in "Love Spreads". A C C G G# C bass bass  Thurston C G D G C D A capo is typically preferred over these tunings, as they do not increase neck strain, etc. INTRO bass  G G D A G A n/a  bass F# F# F# F# E B SNARE, GIRL E A D G B E n/a  bass  F# F# G G A A SONG B B E E A A Used by Alice In Chains on the songs "Over Now", "Nothin' Song", and "Shame in You", and by Guns N' Roses on the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash". The eight string guitars additional low F♯ string is just a whole step up from a bass guitars low E string. SUGAR KANE C G D G C D D D D D A A D D# A# D# G G F# F# F# F# E B CALMING THE SNAKE Lee TITANIUM EXPOSE ? F# F# F# F# E B F# F# F# F# E B   F# F# F# F# E B [5], Open-D tuning is used by Joni Mitchell for her "Big Yellow Taxi",[6] Nick Drake for "Place To Be", Alt-J for "Interlude 2", Boys Like Girls for "Thunder", David Wilcox for "Wildberry Pie", "Mighty Ocean", "Kindness", and "Never Enough", and by Soko for "No More Home, No More Love". SELF-OBSESSED AND SEXXEE bass n/a  ANDROGYNOUS MIND This can be powerful (Joni/Daydream Nation) and beautiful (Beauty Lies in the Eye/Sister) in equal measure. TOM VIOLENCE  G G D D D# D#  This alternative Open D tuning (and its downtuned variations) is frequently used by Mark Tremonti guitarist for the bands Creed, Alter Bridge, and Tremonti. Please contact me if you have any corrections/suggestions! bass   bass     Open-D tuning has been called Vestapol tuning.[7]. F# F# F# F# E B D D# A# D# G C D D D D A A PANTY LIES Major open-tunings give a major chord with the open strings. F# F# F# F# E B Lee F# F# F# F# E B bass  C G D G C D ERIC'S TRIP Kim Sonic Youth were a New York based experimental rock outfit founded in 1981. D# A# D# B C# F# bass  ANTI-ORGASM INHUMAN A C C G G# C G G D D D# D# Among the first to use this tuning were the folk-blues guitarists of the '60s like Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, and John Martyn. YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM D D# A# D# G G F# F# F# F# E B Lee E B E G G B F# F# G G A A   bass   C G D G B B ? SIDE2SIDE Lower tunings are popular among rock and heavy metal bands.   if I have no viable guess.   D E G D B B RATS On lap steel guitar there is often only one six-string neck. C C G D G D A A E E F# A This allows for the note range of B standard tuning without transposing E standard guitar chords down two and a half steps down. Tunings not confirmed are in a light blue font, or a ? Kim bass    HEY JONI C G G D D D E E E E F# F# G G D A G A# Alternately, you can view an alphabetical list of all tunings known to be used by the band or on solo compositions. G G D D D# D# Thurston E E B B F# F# E G D G E D G G D G G A PEACE ATTACK DEATH VALLEY '69 Perhaps one of the most innovative users of alternate tunings is Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore. These tunings may facilitate very easy chords and unique sounds when the open strings are used as drones.   C G D C G D n/a  G A B D E G F# F# F# F# E B G G C C A# A# bass   Lee D D A F# A D DISAPPEARER G G D D G G DEATH TO OUR FRIENDS G G D D D# D# In modal tunings, the strings are tuned to form a chord which is not definitively minor or major. D D A F# A D   Kim   bass  G G D G G A G G D G G A Essentially a cello tuning with the deeper four strings in fifths and the two highest strings in standard guitar tuning. E A D G B E THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD bass LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL THE WORLD LOOKS RED C G D G C D D A D A B B NIC FIT Thurston E A D G B E G G D D D# D# bass     G G D E G B   bass  E G D G E D anything Thurston bass LEE #2 C G D G C D C G G D D D bass   E E B B E F# E G D G E D C G D C G D E G D G E D   A C C G G# C F# F# G G A A The following open-tunings use a minor third, and give a minor chord with open strings. Thurston He uses this on such songs as "Crosses", "Heartbeats" and "Cycling Trivialities" (capo on second fret). E B E E A B D D# A# D# G G E G D G E D Derived from standard EADGBE, all the strings are tuned lower by the same interval, thus providing the same chord positions transposed to a lower key. bass  bass  THE WONDER bass Sonic Youth was formed in 1981 in New York by Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, a couple active in the local avant-garde scene, and Lee Ranaldo, another No Wave and avant-garde musician. YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM SONG bass STARFIELD ROAD F# F# F# F# E B   E A D E C D BONE KILL YR IDOLS D A D G G B   CONTRE LE SEXISME G G D G G A F# F# G G A A C G D G C D bass   These tunings are derived by systematic increases or decreases to standard tuning. ? I DON'T WANT TO PUSH IT D A D A B B G G D G G A G G C G C D HEATHER ANGEL G G C G C D G G D G G A C G D G B B ? PANTY LIES bass  E A D E C D anything G G D D D# D# KIM GORDON & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM LEAKY LIFEBOAT (FOR GREGORY CORSO) C C E B G D A F# E F# E B / G G C G C D C G D C G D D D# A# D# G G SNARE, GIRL The C-C-G-C-E-G tuning uses the harmonic sequence (overtones) of the note C. When an open-note C-string is struck, its harmonic sequence begins with the notes (C,C,G,C,E,G,B♭,C). D D A F# A D   E A D G B E SCREAMING SKULL Sonic Youth pioneered a new approach to making music, a fusion of post punk and art rock that focused more on the music and the moods created by it, rather than a traditional verse/chorus arrangement. HOARFROST BEAUTY LIES IN THE EYE bass  Making The Nature Scene 10. [citation needed]. bass   F# F# G G A A A A E E A A IMPORTANT COVID-19 & SHIPPING DELAY INFORMATION. C G C C G A#/C F# F# G G A A bass  C G C C G A#/C E E B B E F# E E E E F# F# E G D G E D E E B B E F# These tunings may facilitate very easy chords and unique sounds when the open strings are used as drones. [4] G G C# D G G bass  HYPERSTATION WAIST bass  String tension will be higher. 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C G D G C D Guitar Tunings Chords - Sonic Youth, Version (1). bass    E A D G B E   D D D D A A   ? F# F# F# F# E B Jim G G D E G B F# F# F# F# E B ? C G D G B B WISH FULFILLMENT bass TUNIC F# F# F# F# E B bass C G D G C D F G C F A F# FEMALE MECHANIC NOW ON DUTY SWEET SHINE Lee G G C G C D SONG E G D G E D F# F# G G A A The open strings of a guitar can be tuned to microtonal intervals, however microtonal scales cannot easily be played on a conventional guitar because the frets only allow for a chromatic scale of twelve equally spaced pitches, each a semitone apart. [46] A five-string tuning may be necessary in a pinch when a string breaks on a standard six-string (usually the high E) and no replacement is immediately available.   G G D D D# D# GHOST BITCH bass   D A D A B B E G D G E D bass   MY FRIEND GOO E A D G B E Sonic Youth. C G D C G D  G G D D G G  POISON ARROW Drop tunings lower the sixth string, dropping the lowest E string of the standard tuning. 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