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Ladies Of The Canyon

Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: CGDFCE   "Joni" Tuning: C77374
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You could achieve the correct tuning by tuning all the strings one tone note 
higher (D A E G D F#) and then not using a capo, but this will strain the 
guitar a little more, so the capo option is probably safer.

I'm just going to give you the shapes - there aren't a lot of different chords to worry about, and the basic picking style is fairly simple to pick up from the record.

 

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Marian on 2014-Mar-25 at 03:04:30 GMT-5:
Yes, you are correct about the tuning - CGDFCE - and the capo on the 2nd fret. This keeps the top string at the E of standard tuning, and hopefully the second highest string would not be strained to breaking by being tuned a half step up to C. If you are worried about that, you could tune to BF#C#EBD# (three half steps down) and put the capo on 3.
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sweetdissident on 2014-Mar-24 at 19:01:09 GMT-5:
Tried this tuning and broke a string. =( The instructions say "You could achieve the correct tuning by tuning all the strings one tone note higher (D A E G D F#) and then not using a capo, but this will strain the guitar a little more, [oops, it did!] so the capo option is probably safer." So does this mean if a capo is used (on second fret) that the tuning to CGDFCE? That still seems quite a jump; I'm not understanding this tuning thing too well. So wish I could figure out the standard tuning "cheats."   [ed.]