Restless Nights

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Restless Nights

Postby ker1227 » Mon May 14, 2007 12:38 pm

I dont know how tall of an order this is but i was wondering if some one could take a listen to this song and give me some basic chords for it.
http://www.archive.org/details/steepcan ... 0-21.flacf
its called restless nights.

thanks!
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Postby Terrapin » Fri May 18, 2007 5:54 pm

sorry man. i gave it a listen, but I'm not sure. I"m not exactly Hendrix to begin with. LOL. Part of it sounded a bit like Panama Red I thought (D,G,A). Then again, what the hell do i know?
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Postby Terrapin » Fri May 18, 2007 5:54 pm

sorry man. i gave it a listen, but I'm not sure. I"m not exactly Hendrix to begin with. LOL. Part of it sounded a bit like Panama Red I thought (D,G,A). Then again, what the hell do i know?
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Postby jackaroe1276 » Thu May 24, 2007 8:40 pm

B->E->F#


I'd probably play the chords like this

B (sort of a shuffle bluegrass alternate bassline)

E|------------------------------
B|-----4-----4-----4------------
G|-----4-----4-----4------------
D|-----4-----4-----4------------
A|--2--2-----2--2--2------------
E|--------2-----------2---------

for the E

E|-----
B|--5--
G|--4--
D|--2--
A|--2--
E|-----

For the F#, again using the alternate bassline:

E|--------------------------
B|-----7-----7-----7--------
G|-----6-----6-----6--------
D|--4--4-----4--4--4--------
A|-----4--4--4-----4--4-----
E|--------------------------

and never forget the standard turnaround of every bluegrass song (this one is in the key of B):

E|---------------------
B|---------------------
G|--------------4v-----
D|---------4h6---------
A|--4h5h6--------------
E|---------------------
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Postby ker1227 » Fri May 25, 2007 5:30 am

WOW, thanks sooo much. Im gonna go try it out right now. These guys(steep canyon rangers) are playing a gig aoutside next to my house this summer and one of my budies who is very musically UNchalenged though that if he new the chord maybe they would let him jam on stage with them

its worth a shot!
haha

but seriously thanks soo much jackaroe
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Postby ker1227 » Fri May 25, 2007 6:17 am

im having a little trouble , do you think you could put it to this verse

Restless night and broken dream

No peace of mind, no man ??????

You tore a heart, now all i see

restless nights and broken dream

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Postby jackaroe1276 » Fri May 25, 2007 12:49 pm

ker1227 wrote:im having a little trouble , do you think you could put it to this verse

Restless night and broken dream

No peace of mind, no man ??????

You tore a heart, now all i see

restless nights and broken dream

thanks


It's still the same chords, however I did notice an E7 thrown in there, so I wouls say the chords are like this:

B-------------------B-------
Restless night and broken dream
B---------------------------E
No peace of mind, no man ??????

E7----------B---------------B
You tore a heart, now all i see

B---------F#------------------B
restless nights and broken dream

thanks


Now, another and possibly easier way to do it is to throw a capo on the 4th fret and play up there in these chord shapes (by shapes I mean the same whay you'd play them open): G, C, C7, and D. Probably a D7 in there as well in places seeing as most bluegrass tunes like this throw a bit of 7ths in the mix to color it.
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