acoustic West L.A.

acoustic West L.A.

Postby spilly » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:33 pm

I've been messing around with this tune for awhile now. it's all good fun but i was rying to find a nice whole sounding way to play it on a single acoustic guitar (like for camp fires and such) I finally found some good voicings with relate the riffs to the chords without droping the strumming rythem. I think it sounds great.

I would like to share it, but i thought i'd see if anybody actually wanted it before i typed the whole thing out.

so if your anybodys interested, let me know and I'll post it tommorow if neccessary.

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Postby otherones90210 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:43 pm

Yes of course, I've tried rigging one up myself but have never got it sounding as good I would like it to
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Postby spilly » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:50 pm

all right then, here we go.

E------------------------------------
B------------------------------------
G-------5-5--------------------------
D-7-5-7------7-7-5-5-----------------
A--------------------7-7-5-5---5-----
e----------------------------7---7-5-

this is the main riff in basic format
the key being to play Am the entire time your playing this. which is fine, but it's very important to hit the proper accent on the c (when they say "shato" for instance) so this being the case heres what I've come up with

while in Am you can't let the A string ring the entire time as it will be left open (therefore I will not write those particular open notes as they will muck up the screen)

you'll have to find your own strumming pattern for inbetweens parts and such

main riff
Am *1 *2
E-5-5-5-5-5-/-8--8--5-5-5-5-\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-/5-
B-5-5-5-5-5-/10-10--5-5-5-5-\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-/5-
G-5-5-5-5-5-/-9--9--5-5-5-5-\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-/5-
D-7-7-5-5-7-/10-10--7-7-5-5-\2-2-0-0-x-x-x-/7-
A-0----------------------------------3-0-3--0-
e-------------------------------------------

*1-slide your barre finger back to the 2 while sliding your pinky into the 5th fret barre possition (good technique practice here)

*2-use your index finger on the A string, this will make it easier to slide back into the regular barre


okay we're by the main riff, heres how i do the lyrical riffing I'll line it up the best I can

Am
E--5--5--5-5-5-/-8--8---5--5--5-/-8----8---8---8-5-
B--5--5--5-5-5-/10-10---5--5--5-/10---10--10--10-5-
G--5--5--5-5-5-/-9--9---5--5--5-/-9----9---9---9-5-
D--7--7--5-5-7-/10-10---5--5--7-/10---10--10--10-7-
A--0--------------------0---------0--------------0-
e--------------------------------------------------
sitting on a chatou twenty 1 rooms but 1 will do

once again this is the basic notatin, you'll have to find you own strumming

B7 E7-9 Am (main riff)
E-7------------------0--------------5-
B-7------------------8--------------5-
G-8-------------(0)7-7--------------5-
D-7-------------/6-6-6--------------7-
A-9-------------/7-7-7--------------0-
e-7--------------o---0----------------
don't...buy it just want...or 2
()-implied harmonic

chorus:

Am D * C6
E-5--5-5-/-8----8---5-5--0-------------------
B-5--5-5-/10---10---7-7--1---------------------
G-5--5-5-/-9----9---7-7--2-------------------
D-7--5-7-/10---10---0-0--2---------------------
A-0-----------------0-0--3--------------
e-----------------------------------
west L A fade away
*-try to enphasize the open D string more than the A
(you could also play a regular open D if you like, but I like this one)

B7 F E7-9 Am(main riff)
E-1------/8-----0----------------5-------
B-0------/8-----8----------------5-------
G-2------/8-----7----------------5-------
D-1------/7-----6----------------7-------
A-2------/8-----7----------------0-------
e-----------------------------------
little...big...freeway hey hey hey

I can't remember the name on that F but you get the idea

so there you have it, theres a few tricky little techniques in there

don't forget that you can ride the open A anytime you in Am and have fun with the strumming.

let me know what you guys think

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