strumminsix wrote:If you are playing it like Iko you are doing a great disservice to the distinct nature of the song.
Women rocks to the next chord 1 beat quicker.
Well I'm definitely a "play by feel/ear" type and I am the first to admit that I don't always get the more complicated changes to a lot of tunes but for the sake of fun I just fudge it a bit and push through the parts I'm not that good at.
That said I do know how to play Women and the first time I played it the guy I was playing with said "It's just like Iko, except in E". That helped me a lot. Yes, I realized as soon as I was playing it there were subtle differences to pick up on but the analogy to Iko is what got me started. I wasn't trying to say the two songs are played identically. Just that the two chord progression is the same in both songs. Obviously there are differences, the predominant ones being the melody and rhythmically speaking they are different as well. But my point was you don't need a chord chart on rukind to figure the song out. I was basically saying here's the chords, refer to Iko and up the key a step if you forget. The differences come to mind when you actually know the two chords and start strumming it.
I actually have worked out some (IMHO) sweet licks to both songs. But as I said I am by no means a musician and play by ear and hints and chords I pick up on sites like rukind. I don't really know how to describe the subtleties of playing in words, it's just something I do.
So my fault, disregard what I said about Iko. I'll keep my mouth shut next time strumminsix and instead of shooting down my post you can tell us how you play Women.