Dark As A Dungeon

Dark As A Dungeon

Postby jck_strw » Sun May 23, 2004 5:16 pm

Great site. I've lived here since starting to learn the guitar 2 years ago.

Anyone have the tab for 'Dark As A Dungeon' (off Been All Around This World)? I found one at:

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/ford-t ... -6156.html

but it's in the wrong key. Anyone want to trans(pose|late)? For future reference, how can I learn to do this myself?

Thanks!
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Postby ebick » Fri May 28, 2004 6:50 pm

Transposing is really quite straight forward......it's basic math. Let's start with the simple notes/chords


A B C D E F G and assign numbers to them 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Any adjustment you make must be made evenly across all notes/chords.

For example, a basic 12-Bar blues progression using A - D - E (you may have heard this referred to as a "1-4-5" and never knew why.....the answer is above). In this example, A=1, D=4, E=5.

Now, let's say we wanted to change to C


A|B|C|D|E|F|G
1|2|3|4|5|6|7
C|D|E|F|G|A|B

(The font is uneven, so it doesn't line up right. Paste it into notedpad using Courier)

From this you can see that staying with 1-4-5, you are now using C-F-G....
C=1,F=4,G=5

It gets a little more complicated though.....let's say that we wanted to go to B

A|B|C|D|E|F|G
1|2|3|4|5|6|7
B|C|D|E|F|G|A

no problem, right B=1,E=4,F=5, try it.....something's not right. F is not in the key of B......you have to sharp it....B=1,E=4,F#=5

Do a google search on "Circle Of 5ths" to get to the next step.
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Thanks

Postby jck_strw » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:42 am

Ed

I get it. Thanks! This makes sense. You're not a teacher by chance?

Thanks again for the help and for the site.
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