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samldr1984
10-17-2012, 03:34 PM
Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I'm wondering if anyone has learnt this song?
I'm just stuck on the chord which is last in the main riff. I think I'm pretty much there but any help would be great.

Thanks
Sam

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10-17-2012, 03:50 PM
I admit, learning this song (including the intro from the Live show recording) is on my list of tunes to learn.

rugerpc
10-17-2012, 03:51 PM
This song has been on my learning list since I first heard it a few years ago at the Experience... Try watching as he plays it here!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-8TFUXikQ

David Eaton
10-17-2012, 08:36 PM
G. Fadd2. Em7. Fadd2. Is what I remember from the intro. Use your thumb to play the f on the 6 th string after the Em7. If I had a guitar nearby I'd double check that...sitting in the hotel lobby that's all I've got.

Serious Poo
10-18-2012, 01:04 AM
I think this is what you're looking for.

|--3
|--1
|--2
|--3
|--x
|--1

samldr1984
10-18-2012, 01:59 AM
G. Fadd2. Em7. Fadd2. Is what I remember from the intro. Use your thumb to play the f on the 6 th string after the Em7. If I had a guitar nearby I'd double check that...sitting in the hotel lobby that's all I've got.

Thanks, it's basically what I had but I'm sat in my shop not plugged in and I just thought it was missing something. I'll try it plugged in, I'm sure it'll come alive. :) Thanks again>

samldr1984
10-18-2012, 02:00 AM
I think this is what you're looking for.

|--3
|--1
|--2
|--3
|--x
|--1

Thanks for this.

samldr1984
10-18-2012, 05:31 AM
Ok, I've just had a proper look and I think on the Em7 you need to mute the G string (think Mr. Big by Free). The F varies from either an Fadd9 (open g string and fretted at the third. An F5 also works. He's not an easy guy to work out at all.

Ampguy
10-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Check out the guy who does the intro on YouTube.

cosmic_ape
10-18-2012, 05:46 PM
Technically, the chord is Fadd9, because the G is being added an octave above the root. An Fadd2 implies a cluster voicing, where the root, 2nd and third degree are being played within the same octave.

Like this:

|--x
|--x
|--0
|--7
|--8
|--x

The Em7 voicing is this one:

|--3
|--3
|--0
|--2
|--x
|--(0) optional

rugerpc
10-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Check out the guy who does the intro on YouTube.

If you are talking about this guy..... there is something disturbing about this video that I'd rather not actually put into words...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME1c-zvrsAI

Mike Duncan
10-18-2012, 06:19 PM
What on Earth is going on here?^

I guess that's his "guitar face"?

samldr1984
10-19-2012, 04:17 AM
Technically, the chord is Fadd9, because the G is being added an octave above the root. An Fadd2 implies a cluster voicing, where the root, 2nd and third degree are being played within the same octave.

Like this:

|--x
|--x
|--0
|--7
|--8
|--x

The Em7 voicing is this one:

|--3
|--3
|--0
|--2
|--x
|--(0) optional


Yeah, Fadd9 is definitely correct. I've watched a video where he says it's that. Good call on the Em7 too.
Which Grissom song shall we pull apart next? :)

samldr1984
10-19-2012, 04:17 AM
If you are talking about this guy..... there is something disturbing about this video that I'd rather not actually put into words...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME1c-zvrsAI

Beautiful!

Ampguy
10-20-2012, 10:53 AM
[QUOTE=rugerpc;26405]If you are talking about this guy..... there is something disturbing about this video that I'd rather not actually put into words...

I'm glad that someone else thought that this video is disturbing! Maybe the guy is watching himself on a monitor or maybe he is just possessed!

Em7
10-20-2012, 08:38 PM
Here's a rough tab of what I see and hear when David is playing the opening riff:



E|----------------------------3----------------3-----3-------
B|-----------------3---5-3----1----3---5-3-----3-----1-------
G|-----------------3---5-3----2----3---5-3-----------2-------
D|-----3-3-4-4-5-5---5-----5--3------5-----5-3-2-----3-------
A|-5-5------------------------x----------------2-----x-------
E|----------------------------1----------------------1-------
Fadd9 Em7 Fadd9
(x2) (x8) (x8)


The notation xN, where N is a number, is used to denote how many times the chord notated above in the tab is played. Hopefully, this tab is close enough to get one on the page.

It sounds like David is selectively playing a few of the G's on the fifth fret of the D string as double stops with C on the fifth fret of the G string to add flavor, which would make the double stop a G4 dyad.