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Title: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: yann_de_cannes on September 24, 2006, 08:28:25
Does anyone knows which weird open tuning Robert uses in "shake dog shake"? I have tried to find it in some "tabs" site, but impossible to get the right one that sounds correctly.
If someone has it, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssse "Give Me it"
Bye
Yann
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: temptation-cure on September 24, 2006, 15:11:09
EHM! CHORUS? :roll: YOU NEED IT
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: strange_day on September 25, 2006, 01:21:16
i dont know what the exact tuning for shake dog shake is, i think its something around C minor, so i guess its something like:

E - D#
B - C
G - G
D - C
A - G
E - drop C maybe?

i dont know if this is correct, but listening to what robert plays on the guitar in this song, i guess this tuning would work pretty well....................hope this is some help.......
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: crowbi_wan on September 25, 2006, 02:05:15
i dont know what the exact tuning for shake dog shake is, i think its something around C minor, so i guess its something like:

E - D#
B - C
G - G
D - C
A - G
E - drop C maybe?

i dont know if this is correct, but listening to what robert plays on the guitar in this song, i guess this tuning would work pretty well....................hope this is some help.......

I remember seeing it listed in Guitar Player or perhaps another guitar mag a while back.  That looks right.   
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: Purple Orchid on September 26, 2006, 20:18:47

E - Eb
B - C
G - G
D - C
A - G
E - C


That's the one indeed. At the beginning of Shake Dog Shake from Hammersmith May 09 '84 (from cult hero's page) you can hear Robert checking the tuning and lowering the 6th string.
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: lostflower4 on September 26, 2006, 20:43:09

E - Eb
B - C
G - G
D - C
A - G
E - C


That's the one indeed. At the beginning of Shake Dog Shake from Hammersmith May 09 '84 (from cult hero's page) you can hear Robert checking the tuning and lowering the 6th string.

Awesome, thanks.

Now does anyone know the acoustic guitar tuning used for the newer versions of If Only Tonight We Could Sleep? I remember someone asked Perry about it in an interview, but he said he couldn't remember off-hand. :?
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: strange_day on September 26, 2006, 21:51:48
haha not bad for a guess!.............do you mean versions from 2005 onwards without the acoustic? or versions older than that?
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: lostflower4 on September 26, 2006, 22:06:29
haha not bad for a guess!.............do you mean versions from 2005 onwards without the acoustic? or versions older than that?

I was talking mainly about the versions they did with Perry from 2000-2004. But I think Porl may be doing the same thing...
Title: Re: I can't find "shake dog shake" open tuning
Post by: Yves28 on September 27, 2006, 11:22:04
i dont know what the exact tuning for shake dog shake is, i think its something around C minor, so i guess its something like:

E - D#
B - C
G - G
D - C
A - G
E - drop C maybe?

i dont know if this is correct, but listening to what robert plays on the guitar in this song, i guess this tuning would work pretty well....................hope this is some help.......


I once tried to tune my guitar with this open tune, I broke some strings ...
Illsutration that music can be sometimes dangerous ...  ;)