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Mitchell tunings   Joni Mitchell


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                                               written by Howard Wright


                                               spxhaw@uk.ac.cf.thor


I thought I'd put together a little piece on Joni's tunings because I've


recently worked out quite a few of the tunings she uses, and it's easier


to list them all in one place than try to TAB them all separately.


I hope to get round to tabbing at least a couple of the songs mentioned


in full, but it takes time so I thought I'd write this first to give the


basic info.


Two 'standard' tunings which she has used quite a bit are the open G and


open D tunings.


Open G is (from low to hight) : DGDGBD


Open D is (low to high)       : DADF#AD


I say 'standard' tunings because these have been used by a lot of people.


The open G tuning is used a hell of a lot by Keith Richards for example.


Another favourite of hers is a variation on the open D which I call the


Dadd9 tuning.


It is   :  DAEF#AD


There are also a couple of other tunings I've worked out, though I've only


found her using them on one particular song.


Anyway, here is a list of songs with their appropriate tunings. I hope to add


to this list as I work out more songs, but I've got a feeling that she has a


small number of tunings which she uses on a lot of different songs, rather than


inventing a new tuning for every new song.


If you play around a bit you might start to get the song worked out for yourself


- once you've got the right tuning, things are a lot easier !


Thanks also to Jared White for sending some tunings he knew, and to Jimfre Bacal


for sending some others (courtesy of Patrick Willoughby).


 Tuning            SONG                  Album


                                                                            


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