"Carry On" - CSN&Y - weird tuning?

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Post by tinsmith » July 23rd, 2007, 6:50 pm

Anyways, getting back to the tuning.

At that time they were doing a lot with tunings moved up or down like;
Eb Eb Eb Eb Bb Eb

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Post by CitiZenNoir » July 24th, 2007, 5:12 pm

Hey all :D

From an old copy of guitar world acoustic # 19 from 'round '95/'96 or so -

They have an article on CSN's alternate tunings.
They say for the Suite: Judy tuning,
Tune the A down to E.
The D up to E.
And the G down to E

And for the Eb version it says tune the A down as well.

Many years ago, I tried the E version for Judy, and it sounded great.
Never went with the Eb version, so I can't help you there.
That's what the mag says to do though.

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Carry On - CSN&Y - Tab

Post by ralbeckguitar » February 14th, 2015, 11:53 pm

Hey there,
I've been searching the internet for a solid 2 hours and haven't been able to find a GOOD tab for this song in the original (E5 down a semi-tone) tuning. If anyone could help that'd be awesome, cheers!!

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Re: "Carry On" - CSN&Y - weird tuning?

Post by dhodge » February 15th, 2015, 9:13 am

Much of the CSNY catalogue is available online with very accurate guitar tablature. The thing that stops most people from using it is that these transcriptions are not free, but sold through various music publishing sites. All things considered, buying a transcription for a single song doesn't cost all that much, but nowadays people also balk at actually buying music in any form.

Here's a link to a place where you can get it:

http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mt ... =MN0064737

Other options would be to hunt down a physical copy of the many books out there that have this song. Friends will often make copies for friends...


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