Someone who once had a lot of free time # 12 & 34: Brian's huge chordlist collection
December 9, 2009 11:50 AM   Subscribe

I had this concept--after a strange dream, while scoping out the I Dreamed I Saw st. Augustine tab in my just-in-case-it-disappears downloaded dylanchords, of ...St. Augustine as a slow moody slide in Open D ala Blind Texas Marlin. But then I got to wondering whether someone might have a chord dictionary online where a few variations on a first position B Minor in Open D might be found. Voila! Achtung, Baby! Behold Brian's huge chordlist collection. Oh, man, he's got your standard and open tunings on guitar plus mandolin, uke, banjos, bouzouki, pipa and lute. A living room guitarist's must have, no doubt, although a few more open tunings for pipa would have been nice...

I keed, I keed on that last there, of course...

But last night, I actually did dream that I was riding the bus and hanging with the Bobster himself (my first celebrity dream in near a decade, too! Whoo hoo!) and feeling a great deal of diffidence in his presence. Especially when we were in that faded millionare's row there, with a few half size tyrannosaurs stalking the grounds of the mansion next door. All the while talking to various cats who flopped over on the sidewalk when we passed.

This is what I get for not leaving the radio on with the BBC Overnight on. Instead the usual round the clock Siberian methane release global warming nightmare, I get downsized purple striped tyrannosaurs and B. Dylan. Well, it was a step up of sorts but, man, was he cranky... Anyhow and all the same, I'll let you be in my dream if you blah blah woof woof in your dream. And whatever, all the same etc. --Brian's huge chordlist collection is no doubt quite possibly an asset for the 82nd Couchborne living room geetar players virtual legion and, hence, therefore best of the web. And who knows who, what, when, where else rates such an encomium ? Christmas in the Heart already tabbed, perhaps ? Man, talk about OCD completist detailing, though...
posted by y2karl (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
There's something... not right about that guy's banjo chords.
posted by interrobang at 1:08 PM on December 9, 2009

I don't know about his banjo chrods, but his open tune guitar chords are simply awesome. Thanks for sharing!!
posted by MrMisterio at 1:47 PM on December 9, 2009

MetaFilter: There's something not right about that guy's banjo chords.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 2:53 PM on December 9, 2009

What? No oud chords?
posted by rdone at 3:50 PM on December 9, 2009

Only kidding. . . .great site, y2karl.

It makes it easy to see unusual correspondences between tunings: standard bouzouki tuning is 2/3 of a six course Renaissance lute, for example.
posted by rdone at 3:59 PM on December 9, 2009

As somebody who doesn't even play the air guitar that well, I can certainly see the genius of this site as it has a 'sort by beauty' option.
posted by ouke at 11:35 PM on December 9, 2009

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