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:
- Statesboro Blues (click for free video lesson)
- Walking Blues Bassline (click for free video lesson)
- Amazing Grace (click for free video lesson)
- Norwegian Wood (click for free video lesson)
- When I Cry (click for free video lesson)
- Little Martha – The Allman Brothers (covered by Leo Kottke) – Tab – Video
- Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell – Tab – Video
- Oceans – Pearl Jam – Tab – Video
- Anticipate – Ani DiFranco – Tab – Video
- She Talks to Angels – The Black Crowes – Tab – Video
- Graduate – Third Eye Blind – Tab – Video
- The Cave – Mumford and Sons – Tab – Video
- The Confessor – Joe Walsh – Tab – Video
- The Gardener – The Tallest Man on Earth – Tab – Video
- 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 – Tab – Video
- Black Balloon – Goo Goo Dolls – Tab – Tab (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 – Tab – Video