Anyone messing virtually with playing heavy will have a few Waif C songs in their repertoire – and for good reason! Unorganized tunings can be a unconfined way to explore new ground on the guitar. They can shake up your chord shapes and indulge you to be increasingly creative with your playing.

It’s one of the most popular tunings for any waddle or metal band. It strikes a perfect wastefulness between stuff easy to play as you only need to bar a single fret to play a power chord. The low strings can requite you that thick, stocky rhythm sound that’s unconfined with distortion, while the upper strings are tuned upper unbearable to facilitate fast lead guitar playing.

So today we’ve prepared a list of 25 Waif C songs, including lessons and tabs, so you can have fun exploring this tuning!

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Chop Suey! by System Of A Down

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System Of A Lanugo made waves with their self-aware and comedic style of metal, which would often lyrically tackle harder issues from politics to suicide. They have released 5 studio albums to stage with their last release stuff all the way when in 2005. The wreath have a very defended fanbase who still hold hope that they will someday release a new album.

Chop Suey is System’s biggest selling single which went platinum in the UK, making it one of the most famous waif c songs. At first glance, it might sound quite difficult to play, but it’s unquestionably very easy once you get the patterns down, and is very satisfying to play. The main riff can be played with just 2 fingers by noninclusion power chords, but it is played quite fast to try to ensure you’re on time with the song.

Hearts Burst Into Fire by Bullet For My Valentine

Ascending from the small town of Bridgend, Wales in the UK to wilt one of the biggest metal bands around. When in the early ’20s, they released a self-titled EP that unprotected the interest of major record labels with songs like ‘Hand of Blood’ and ‘Cries in Vain’. Shortly without they secured a 5 tome record deal and have gone on to release multiple billboard-charting studio albums.

Hearts Burst Into Fire is definitely a increasingly melodic effort, but is nevertheless one of their increasingly popular singles sitting at scrutinizingly 35 million views on youtube. It’s a tricky song that’ll have you lanugo picking and galloping some pretty fast power chords, but there are moreover plenty of unconfined melodies to alimony you busy.

My Curse by Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage are one of the main reasons why Waif C became such a popular tuning. They inspired many young guitarists to pick up the guitar so they can play their catchy riffs and leads. Formed in 1999, they are largely credited with popularising the ‘metalcore’ genre. Which struck a wastefulness between heavy and melodic music, not shying yonder from using tricky choruses, plane in heavy songs. 

My Curse will have you playing heavy bluesy riffs using that unappetizing 5th and some passing tones to which requite it that iconic Killswitch flair. It’s very well-appointed in the hands and a ton of fun to play. Be sure to down-pick the leads under the chorus to ensure it has the correct tonality.

Blew by Nirvana

Nirvana played a large part in pioneering the dirty, raw sound of grunge and the volitional waddle movement of the late ’80s. By their second tome ‘Nevermind’ they achieved massive commercial success, due in no small part to their single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Which became a bit of a cultural miracle and sold over 3 million copies in the US alone.

The song itself makes unconfined use of the waif tuning as it uses mainly power chords which you can just bar over your lowest three strings. It moreover makes good use of the undecorous note and some interesting ‘micro-bends’ where you will have to pull your whole hand lanugo so all 3 of the lowest strings go sharp simultaneously. A fun one that should be on any grunge fan’s list of waif c tuning songs.

Change (In The House Of Flies) by Deftones

One of the all time unconfined American volitional metal bands who rose to prominence in 2000 with the release of their third tome ‘White Pony’. This marked a shift in their sound towards a increasingly ambient, moody, and experimental direction. Deftones are well known for tuning low, with guitarist Stephen Carpenter having a line of extended range 7 and 8 string signature model guitars.

While they weren’t quite in 8 string territory at this period of their career. Transpiration makes good use of the lower C tuning as it plays into the darker mood of the song. It allows them to hands reach that minor third on the upper octave (also tabbed a chord inversion) which sounds huge, emotive, and sits in singer Chino Moreno’s vocal range perfectly.

It Never Ends by Bring Me The Horizon

When Bring Me The Horizon first came onto the scene in 2006 with their ultra-aggressive first tome ‘count your blessings’, no one could have guessed that the wreath would morph their sound quite so much over the pursuit decade. Adopting a increasingly eclectic style that would use both wipe singing, electronic and pop elements. This new, more melodic sound would garner them huge commercial success with their 2013 tome Sempiternal going gold in Australia.

It Never Ends represents that early stage of their transformation and the first steps to a increasingly melodic sound. The song uses a lot of octave harmonies between the two guitars unreceptive to bands such as Soilwork. There are moreover a lot of single-note unshut lines which guitarist Lee Malia has described as sounding increasingly ‘huge’ than the traditional power chord.

Oblivion by Mastodon

Mastodon released their first tome ‘Remission’ when in 2002. Then in 2009 they really stepped things up with ‘Crack the Skye’ which was released to fantastic hair-trigger acclaim. The tome got a 5/5 from total guitar and won Weightier International Metal Tome at the Danish Music Awards.

Oblivion is the second single from Crack the Skye which moreover has a supporting music video. The song uses some unconfined melodic dissonance and atonal chord shapes which flirts in and out of increasingly traditional diatonic harmony, giving it this otherworldly finger to the song. This is a fantastic Waif C song to learn and will moreover help you expand your chordal vocabulary and have you playing a lot of ‘out of the box’ ideas.

Frantic by Metallica

Usually, when we think of Metallica’s 2003 tome St. Anger it often conjures up nightmarish memories of one of the most horrific sounding snare drums overly to exist. But if you can squint past that, St. Anger has a lot of great riffs and songs which are a lot of fun to jam on the guitar. In particular the second single from the tome ‘Frantic’ which talks well-nigh the band’s struggles with addiction, in particular singer James’s alcoholism.

The song is a lot of fun to play and will have you riffing out much higher up the fretboard than you normally would. Don’t worry if your guitar isn’t intonated perfectly and sounds a little out of tune playing your low C string that high up the fretboard, it moreover sounds that way on the album!

All Laid When and Stuff by Andy McKe

Andy is well known for marrying technical, fingerstyle, and percussive slap playing with fantastic melody and songwriting skills. In 2005 when he released his 3rd tome ‘Art of Motion’ on Candyrat records, a playthrough video for the song ‘Drifting’ went viral on youtube which exposed a wider regulars to Andy’s playing.

This song has a lot of interesting things going on musically. You’ll be playing the toned notes primarily with your thumb while your fingers pick and slide virtually the melody on the higher strings. You’ll moreover be using your palms to hit the strings and soul of the guitar to emulate the sound of a kick and snare drum. One thing to note is while the song is technically in a Waif C tuning you will need to raise up your fourth string 1 semitone to G (making CGDGAD).

Marigold by Periphery

Periphery started as the musical project of guitarist and songwriter Misha Mansoor, who garnered some notoriety when he would post his home recorded music on the (at the time) popular website Soundclick. Without that, he decided to turn Periphery into a full wreath that went on to significantly impact the landscape of modern progressive music. Pioneering things such as the use of amp modelers, pulsate programming software, and home recording and production.

One of the unique things well-nigh Marigold is it has a repeating melody or motif that normally you would move with the chord changes in key. But in this song, they use modulations (a fancy word for waffly key) so the motif position shifts withal with the root note changes which creates a very dramatic effect. Definitely one of the increasingly tricky waif c songs on this list.

Tears Don’t Fall by Bullet For My Valentine

Regarded as one of their weightier songs by fans, Tears Don’t Fall was the fourth single from their debut tome ‘The Poison. Which sold very well considering it was from an (at that time) relatively new and unknown band. Shifting over 200,000 units in the UK and stuff certified Silver. It moreover had a successful music video to trailblaze the single which is currently sitting at a whopping 194 million views on YouTube.

The song itself is not too complicated to play, there are a lot of huge barred power chords which the Waif C tuning makes very comfortable and user-friendly to play. The interlude will moreover be testing your rhythm worthiness with some cool, thrashy rhythm groupings on your low G string.

Neon by John Mayer

John Mayer is one of the most well respected singer/songwriters around. Having a world matriculation singing voice, guitar technique, music theory, and chordal knowledge. He has moreover won 7 Grammy Awards. John moreover has a line of signature guitar models, and in a 2018 collaboration with Martin Guitars they released a limited edition John Mayer D-45 signature model which sold for $15,000 each!

Neon is from John’s debut tome and was written in collaboration with Zac Brown Wreath guitarist and songwriter, Clay Cook. It’s a quite rented song where you will be combining traditional fingerstyle playing with percussive elements. Much like Andy Mckee, it’s in a Waif C tuning but you will need to raise your fourth string a semitone to G.

Stricken by Disturbed

You don’t need to be a metal fan to enjoy Disturbed. With their tricky guitar riffs and anthemic choruses, Disturbed packaged metal in a way that was wieldy to everyone. And this is reflected in their commercial success, self-aggrandizing 17 million albums sold worldwide, making them one of the most successful metal bands of all time.

In this song, guitarist Dan Donegan makes unconfined use of the Waif C tuning with wide-stretching use of the barred power chords as well as some heavy chugging on that low C during the verse. There’s moreover a nice bit of archetype pentatonic shred soloing on the top strings, where still having your top strings tuned fairly upper to A and D will make this easier to play.

Isolation by Alter Bridge

Formed by guitarist Mark Tremonti without his previous wreath Creed became inactive. Although Creed was an extremely popular band, Alter Bridge has been worldly-wise to whittle out their own pursuit thanks to the vocal talents of singer Mylers and the guitar virtuosity of Mark. Isolation is the first single from their third studio tome titled AB III which was met with positive hair-trigger reception.

Also making heavy use of the convenience Waif C offers by putting the 3rd of the chord on the higher octave, normally this would require an lattermost stretch to hold but this tuning makes it a breeze. There is moreover a pearly value of lead work that has that unconfined minor pentatonic/blues feel. Plus some huge 5 string unshut and bar chords on the chorus.

Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Formed in 2003 and have released 5 studio albums to date. Your Guardian Angel has two variegated versions, the main single release and an all-acoustic version which can be found on their demo album. The main release has a long period of silence at the end that, if you don’t skip, has a secret subconscious track tabbed ‘The Grim Goodbye’.

This song primarily sticks to strumming 3 note power chords, but they do get quite playful on where the 3rd note sits and use it to lead into the next chord change. This makes it platonic for beginners or anyone who wants to get used to singing and playing guitar at the same time, as it’s not very taxing on the musical smart-ass permitting you to focus on singing.

Feed The Machine by Nickelback 

There’s no denying that Nickelback is one of the most successful waddle bands of our time, producing multiple top selling and chart-topping hits. Over their 9 tome career, they have flirted with all manner of genres from volitional waddle to pop. Yet fans were still quite shocked with their single ‘Feed The Machine’ which is probably their heaviest song to date.

The song makes use of ultra high-gain guitars, chunky waddle riffs, and some tasty ambient leads on the verse. They plane use some double kicks on the chorus! Everything is quite well-appointed and user-friendly to play in the hands thanks to the Waif C tuning. There’s moreover some tomfool use of hammer-ons and pull-offs on the main riff as well.

Bad Horsie by Steve Vai

Steve Vai is one of the most innovative and influential guitarists ever, we have him to thank for numerous creative and technical advances in the world of guitar. A true virtuoso in every sense of the word, he’s moreover garnered commercial success to match his worthiness as a three-time Grammy ribbon winner and 15 time nominee.

Bad Horsie is the first track from Steve’s EP titled ‘Alien Love Secrets’. The main riff of this song was based on the same riff Steve played at the end of the 1986 mucosa ‘Crossroads’. He uses a slide quite a lot on this song but don’t fret if you don’t own one, it’s just as playable without the slide! There are moreover some great, squealing pinch harmonics that are meant to recreate the sound of a horse.

I Stand Vacated by Godsmack

Despite stuff a heavier band, Godsmack has had 25 top ten radio hits, 18 of which were in the top five. I stand vacated was, for many people, their first exposure to Godsmack as it was famously used in the soundtrack to the hit Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) movie ‘The Scorpion King’ of which the official music video sits at 179 million views on youtube.

The song makes heavy use of that low C, unchangingly falling when to it at all stages of the song. So you can zombie your proceeds up and enjoy the heavy, low-tuned chords. The main riff will moreover have you playing the 19th and 20th frets of your low C, so try to alimony those notes in tune as it’s very easy to pull them sharp!

I Don’t Wanna Stop – Ozzy Osbourne

Well known for fathering heavy metal and whose work in both Black Sabbath and as a solo versifier paved the way for modern metal. Although Ozzy is less zippy these days he is still putting out fantastic music that both old school and young rockers can enjoy alike.

‘I Don’t Wanna Stop’ is the first single from Ozzy’s 10th studio tome and took the number 1 spot on the US Mainstream Waddle billboard. It has a tricky and anthemic marching section at the start you can chug withal to in all of its Waif C glory. The main riffs of the song are very easy to play and have a groovy, bluesy, and tricky quality to them.

L’Enfant Sauvage by Gojira

One of the most minion heavy metal bands hailing from Ondres, France. Gojira have unceasingly put out stellar metal albums that put a huge focus on interesting rhythms. Utilizing concepts such as syncopation and rhythmic displacement, all presented under an unsettling and ominous undercurrent that is a joy to listen to.

L’enfant Sauvage (from the tome L’Enfant Sauvage) seldom leaves that low C note, with scrutinizingly all of the musical interest coming not from pitch, but rhythm. Using unusual groupings of 7 on the verse with fantastic accents from drummer Mario Duplantier. It moreover uses the signature Gojira ‘rake’ where you will strike down all the strings while your left mutes them to create an warlike and percussive sound.

Rain – Breaking Benjamin

Despite quite a few lineup changes, the lead singer and primary songwriter has been there since the band’s inception and has led them through 6 albums of heavy, crunchy guitar riffs, and angst-filled anthemic choruses. The wreath has garnered a defended fanbase and has been worldly-wise to sell 7 million albums worldwide.

With that stuff said, they do have their share of ballads and Rain is the perfect example of one. The waif C tuning gives it a warmer and increasingly mellow feel. There are lots of large and unshut sounding chords withal with some unique and interesting chord voicings. So if you have an sensory guitar that you can tune this low, this is an platonic song to learn.

Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow by Bullet For My Valentine

Another single from the Welsh rockers debut tome and a fan favorite. The song gathered a pearly bit of success in the UK considering it was their first full length release. It peaked at number 37 on the UK singles orchestration and number 2 on the UK waddle chart. Moreover contributing to its success was its inclusion on the soundtrack of the popular movie franchise ‘Saw’ and was part of the 3rd installments original soundtrack.

Although this song is tuned to Waif C it primarily rides on the unshut note of the G string. The riffs in this song are fairly typical for the style, they are a lot of fun to play and hands wieldy for beginners. There’s moreover a lot of twin harmonies used in the song, so if you have a friend who moreover plays guitar this is a unconfined song to learn together.

Roulette by System Of A Down

Tucked yonder at the when of SOAD’s third tome lovingly titled ‘Steal This Album!’ which was released in 2002. Pursuit up their massive hit tome Toxicity is no small feat. And although not garnering as much recognition, it still received overall positive reviews and went platinum in the USA, selling over 1 million copies.

Roulette is substantially the verse of the tome and can be played on any acoustic (or electric with a wipe tone) that you have in Waif C. There are some interesting chord and note choices in this song making it unconfined for beginners as it’s not too taxing from a technical point of view, but still provides a lot of musical intrigue to help expand your own vocabulary on the instrument.

Inside The Fire by Disturbed

A popular single from Disturbed’s fourth tome titled ‘Indestructible’. The song tackles the subject of suicide, and the official video which is sitting at nearly 43 million views has numerous disclaimers and contact numbers urging viewers struggling with these issues to undeniability them. The song itself reached number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song spends a lot of time up at the 7th fret, but the riffs are made easier to play by the waif C tuning. There’s nothing too technical in the song so you’re self-ruling to just waddle out. There’s moreover a unconfined pedal point lick that introduces the solo which will test your unorganized picking ability. As well as a tomfool phrygian/diminished single note melody that follows the solo.

Animal I Have Wilt by Three Days Grace

Another unconfined wreath whose success coincided with the early 2000’s rise of nu metal. They have released 6 studio albums of which the first 2 went multi-platinum. Animal I Have Wilt is the first single from their second studio release, it held the number 1 spot on the US Mainstream Waddle Tracks for two weeks and sold over 2 million copies in the US alone.

This song rides off of the lower C power chord while using some interesting note choices in the main riff. The majority of the song is rhythmic power chords which is made much increasingly user-friendly to play considering of the waif tuning. This is a unconfined song for any beginner to learn as it’s tricky and not too taxing from a technical perspective.