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It may be hard to find one comprehensive list of open d songs so this list is here as a good guide and basic resource. Although most of what you see below are open d songs, please note that not every song listed below was recorded in open d tuning. This is because Open D and Open E are virtually the exact same tuning (see here for more).

We mainly wanted to provide you with a list of songs that you can at least play in open d. There are a fair amount of songs below that are in open e tuning, but all you need is a capo on the second fret and you should be good to go. Not all tab/video links are 100% accurate, they are meant to simply give you a reference point. If you want to make sure your knowledge of Open D Tuning is “up-to-par” we recommend our Open D Tuning Master Course.

Without further ado, here is our initial attempt at giving you a foundational starting point.

Big List of Open D Songs:

Editor Recommended Open D Songs:

Select Bob Dylan’s Open D Songs:

More Songs in Open D Tuning:

  • Little Martha – The Allman Brothers (covered by Leo Kottke) – TabVideo
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell – TabVideo
  • Oceans – Pearl Jam – TabVideo
  • Anticipate – Ani DiFranco – Tab Video
  • She Talks to Angels – The Black Crowes – TabVideo
  • Graduate – Third Eye Blind –  TabVideo
  • The Cave – Mumford and Sons – TabVideo
  • The Confessor – Joe Walsh – TabVideo
  • The Gardener – The Tallest Man on Earth – TabVideo
  • Time For Me to Fly – REO Speedwagon – Tab (standard tuning key of D)
  • Wolves – Big Wreck – Tab (standard tuning key of D)
  • Ain’t no Easy Way – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – TabVideo
  • Black Balloon – Goo Goo Dolls – TabTab (ver. 2)Video
  • Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – Tab (standard tuning can be played in open D easily)
  • Police Dog Blues – Blind Blake – TabVideo

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