Soundgarden Songs (Tabs) That Are Near Standard Tuning

DriftingByTheStormDriftingByTheStorm Posts: 8,684
edited July 2011 in Musicians and Gearheads
So, inspired by the current tour, I've been TRYING (i mean, a lot of SG is HARD AS FUCK - for me) to learn some of the more rockin SG songs.

Unfortunately (and i already knew this) ... a shit ton of the tunes are in fucked-dumb tunings ... like EEEEEE or some othe completely detuned BS.

I don't care to retune my guitar, break strings, and retune again.

So far, I've got
Switch Opens
Room A Thousand Years Wide

Any comments on other songs that are CLOSE to standard tuning ... (ie. Drop D, double Drop D, or similar) and comments on playing them would be great.


Fucking goddamn, Chris Cornell is an asshole for making it so hard to play his songs.
If I was to smile and I held out my hand
If I opened it now would you not understand?
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  • RedMosquito22RedMosquito22 Posts: 8,158
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    911 tabs too.
    (back in the day it was OLGA, remember that one? lol)

    but i'm looking for peeps who KNOW SG songs to chime in and help me out.
    i've opened about 15 tabs, and they are all in fucked tunings.
    someone has to know WHICH ones aren't fucked.
    If I was to smile and I held out my hand
    If I opened it now would you not understand?
  • If I remember rightly Black Hole Sun's in Drop D... and pretty easy too. So are Nothing To Say, Flower, Jesus Christ Pose, Spoonman, Head Down and The Day I Tried To Live just to name a few of the top of my head.
    "i hope it's a sweet ride here for me tonight cause i feel i'm going feel i'm slowing down"
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,884
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  • washedinblack91washedinblack91 Posts: 3,062
    So I googled what soundgarden songs used drop d and came across this thread on google. This is the first time I've laughed out loud in a while. They do have some fucked tunings! Thanks guys for accidentally making me smile during this shitty time. Rest In Peace Chris...
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    eV: 8/4/08, 8/5/08, 6/21/11
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  • Zero Chance is standard tuning and has a
    nice flow to it.
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16

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