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Old 10-07-2005, 09:07 AM   #1
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Conan O'Brien - Stuck in a Moment [guitar tuning question]

On Conan O'Brien Edge played 'Stuck' with an acoustic guitar...it was very evident that Edge was not in standard tuning.

Anyone know what the tuning was? Drop D? Some sort of open tuning?

Also, anyone have an acoustic tab for this version?

Thanks fellow guitar players!

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Stuck (just like most of ATYCLB) was 1/2 step down! unlike HTDAAB where all songs are standard tuning...
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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Didn't look like drop D, as he was barring his whole neck as he played. Must have been some sort of open chord, maybe G, G flat? I didn't have my guitar on hand to check it out.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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i think it was open E.
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i think it was open E.
Most likely. Anyone know if this is the tuning he used in Boston as well, or if he used standard (Eb) and then rethought it during the week maybe?
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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Yup. It's open E: EBEG#BE. This is the same tuning he originally used on the acoustic version of Stuck. Perhaps he tuned it down 1/2 step. I'll have to check it against the tape of Conan. When I have a minute this weekend I'll throw up the chord shapes.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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Here are the chord shapes. I just finished watching the performance from Conan and they’re all correct except I’m not so sure about the G# towards the end of the song. Almost every time Edge plays that chord they cut to a shot that has the mic stand in front of his hand. I’ve offered two shapes (personally I think the full barred chord works better) but you can decide what sounds better to you. Any way, I don’t have time right now to put the chords to the lyrics but it’s pretty straight forward. If you know the song in standard tuning, it won’t take to long to replace these chord shapes. Feel free to take the chords and line them up to the lyrics.

Open E tuning: EBEG#BE
E open
Esus 020100
G#m 4X0300
A bar 5th fret
B bar 7th fret
Bsus 797877
C#m1 XX9899
F#m 2X2122
D bar 10th fret
G# (what I think Edge is playing) 2XX442
G# (what I think sounds better) bar the 4th fret
C#m2 454554

Verse: E G#m A G#m B C#m A E
Prechorus: C#m A F#m A C#m A C#m A C#m B Bsus
Chorus: E G#m A G#m B C#m A E
Bridge: F#m A E (hammer on Esus a few times) F#m A D B Bsus
Outro Chorus: E G#m A G#m B C#m A E
E G#m A G#m G# C#m A E
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:45 PM   #8
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Can someone please figure out the tab.


....nevermind.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:54 PM   #9
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im trying this tuning and it sounds terrible. what's the deal?
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #10
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The 'Acoustic' Stuck version that was on the Seven Ep was in standard tuning as far as I can remember.

Verse

It started off on an open E chord then

-----2 or maybe -0-
-----2
-----2
-----2
-----2
-----4

standard A chord

same as chord as above

B C#m (I believe) and back to E (with picking)


...a mystery
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:13 PM   #11
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No. I'm sure that the studio version is also in open E. It sounds like there are a total of three guitars. Two guitars play the chords and they're panned hard left and right. About halfway through the song another guitar in open E comes in playing some lead licks.

If you play the studio version and then the Conan version you should be able to tell that he's using the same chord voicings in open E.

Edgeboy, can you be a little more specific in your question? Is it the tuning that sounds off or the chord voicings?
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As for it sounding terrible... moving to open and alternate tunings from standard can be a huge change to the ears. I've tried to mess around in open A and open D and I could barely do anything for the first half hour or so because it was just bizarre hearing my guitar that way.

So make sure you're tuned correctly, and keep at it.
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:11 PM   #13
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Well,im tuning to the notes that are open e but my guitar just sounds out of whack. But i can play the tune in regular e and it sounds pretty good to me.
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:50 PM   #14
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I understand the theory behind open e... it's just the notes of an E chord that you can play without pressing down any frets. But what's the advantage of it? I mean why wouldn't Edge just go with standard tuning or standard tuning tuned down a half step? It seems like a lot of hassle to learn all the new chord shapes etc.
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Ah, but that's the fun of open tunings. When you've been playing guitar for years (I've been playing for...sheesh...almost 13 years) you get pretty bored of standard tuning pretty fast. I started playing guitar coming from a solo fingerstyle background and trust me, standard is verylimited in its ability to play fingerstyle. (And I'm not talking Blackbird, I'm talking stuff like Michael Hedges and Pierre Bensusan--look 'em up.)

Any way, an open tuning provides the opportunity for new chord voicings. Jimmy Page, for example, used quite a few open tunings. Open G, DADGAD, Open C and even a crazy tuning he invented for the Rain Song.

Anybody can learn how to play the guitar in standard tuning, it takes a real musician to master alternate and open tunings in addition to standard.

That is why, in my opinion, open and alternate tunings are really cool. Plus, you can name pretty much any of the big or classic bands and all of them have messed around with open tunings. In fact, my opinion of The Edge went up when I figured out that he was playing this in Open E.

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Well,im tuning to the notes that are open e but my guitar just sounds out of whack. But i can play the tune in regular e and it sounds pretty good to me.
Yeah, but then you're not playing it like the Edge. You've gotta live up to your name
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:23 PM   #17
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Fine! I will tune to open E! Afterall, i am the almighty edgeboy.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:04 PM   #18
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hey thanks for the chords everyone, I'm thinking of playing Stuck acoustically for our skool talent show

but ahh we have 2 guitars, and I wanna learn the lead riffs U2 plays on the U2:7 thingy, so can anyone help? I have exactly a week to learn the song lol...thanks everyone
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the chords and line them up to the lyrics.

Open E tuning: EBEG#BE
E open
Esus 020100
G#m 4X0300
A bar 5th fret
B bar 7th fret
Bsus 797877
C#m1 XX9899
F#m 2X2122
D bar 10th fret
G# (what I think Edge is playing) 2XX442
G# (what I think sounds better) bar the 4th fret
C#m2 454554

Verse: E G#m A G#m B C#m A E
Prechorus: C#m A F#m A C#m A C#m A C#m B Bsus
Chorus: E G#m A G#m B C#m A E
Bridge: F#m A E (hammer on Esus a few times) F#m A D B Bsus
Outro Chorus: E G#m A G#m B C#m A E
E G#m A G#m G# C#m A E
What would it sound like if you played this in standard tuning? Okay or crap?
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What would it sound like if you played this in standard tuning? Okay or crap?
If you play those chords in standard... mostly TOTAL crap.
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