Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Lennie, Aug 4, 2014.
@RumBalls version of The Rain Song is probably better than yours. Just saying.
I'll destroy that version
If I can remember it.
Which I probably can't.
it was kinda a joke. like the person who is playing it
You don't say.
I wonder if I can remember that song. Its a fav of mine. I feel like I'm too lazy to go downstairs
I can play that decently on my acoustic.
I always have to look up the tuning.
Its in a different tuning? maybe I don't remember it
D G C G C D
I learned it by ear many moons ago in standard tuning before I ever even knew about alternate tunings.
I'm pretty sure I played it regular too. This is starting to bother me.
When played live, Page used the 6-string neck of the EDS-1275 for "The Rain Song" in order to have two different tunings on the same guitar. The 12-string neck was tuned to Standard tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E) for his use on "The Song Remains the Same". The alternate tuning used for "The Rain Song" on the 6-string neck was Esus2 (E-A-D-A-D-E) - a step higher than the album cut, which was tuned to "Open page" alternative guitar tuning Dsus2 (D-G-C-G-C-D). This is quite an uncommon modal tuning and makes for a very rich sounding accompaniment, led by John Paul Jones. The likely reason the alternate tuning was used in live performances is that while it required Plant to sing in a higher key, it necessitated a tuning change of only two strings (the B and G) on the EDS-1275, whereas the song's original key would have required the tuning of five strings. As this same guitar would later be used in the show for "Stairway to Heaven", the six-string neck would then need to be returned to standard tuning—the alternate "Rain Song" tuning allowed this to be achieved with relative ease.
I'm playing it now in regular but I haven't heard it in so long I have no idea how wrong it is. BRB
Play it in the Dsus2 tuning and you'll be blown away.
yea, I'm more than a little off