First Chord

Re: First Chord

Postby GratefulPat » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:53 pm

you said its the same opening chord as viola lee.... ive never heard and cant find the version of the wheel u speak of but is this the chord..... at 29-30 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJWylNtACKk
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Re: First Chord

Postby Pete B. » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:27 pm

Here's a possible position for studio version, track 10, opening chord, maybe....
:wink:

E|--11--
B|--11--
G|--10--
D|--9---
A|--10--
E|---x---

It drifts quickly to the Fm Bass lick, like 8x... (and break on the big C/g-bass).

[this is played very "sticcatto"... quick, sharp, picking]
E|--------------------------------
B|--------------------------------
G|--------------------------------
D|-----3--2--1--0-----------------
A|-----------------3--3--1--2--3--
E|--1-----------------------------
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Re: First Chord

Postby old man down » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:56 am

So I tried Pete's chord this morning, and though I did not give a listen to the actual recording to compare, the chord does seem to be a very good match.

Thank you, Pete, and I'll get back further when I have a chance to really assess.

After I pick it, I find myself wanting to sing "Got a case of dynamite, I could hold out here all night..."

Cool chord. Does it have a name?
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Re: First Chord

Postby Pete B. » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:06 am

For an interesting 'Garcia' album audio tidbit... Play the first 4-5 seconds of Track 5, then immediatly click/play the first 2-3 seconds of Track 10, then go back and forth between the 2 a coupla times.
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Re: First Chord

Postby Emoto » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:09 am

Pete B. wrote:For an interesting 'Garcia' album audio tidbit... Play the first 4-5 seconds of Track 5, then immediatly click/play the first 2-3 seconds of Track 10, then go back and forth between the 2 a coupla times.
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Re: First Chord

Postby Pete B. » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:14 am

It's just an interesting juxtaposition of a very similar chord shape played on piano vs. guitar.
Maybe not so interesting? :drink:
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Re: First Chord

Postby Emoto » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:59 pm

Pete B. wrote:It's just an interesting juxtaposition of a very similar chord shape played on piano vs. guitar.
Maybe not so interesting? :drink:


Just tried it. It was interesting.
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Re: First Chord

Postby tigerstrat » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:11 pm

Pete B. wrote:Here's a possible position for studio version, track 10, opening chord, maybe....
:wink:

E|--11--
B|--11--
G|--10--
D|--9---
A|--10--
E|---x---


So that there is a... G7#9b13 ? So how about, for single-guitar:

E|-----
B|--4--
G|--3--
D|--3--
A|--2--
E|-T3--

or perhaps:

E|-----
B|--4--
G|--3--
D|--3--
A|--2--
E|-----
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Re: First Chord

Postby old man down » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:20 am

tigerstrat wrote:
Pete B. wrote:Here's a possible position for studio version, track 10, opening chord, maybe....
:wink:

E|--11--
B|--11--
G|--10--
D|--9---
A|--10--
E|---x---


So that there is a... G7#9b13 ?


At chordbook.com, a great site by the way for all sorts of help, including a forum, the chord is described as Bmaj7-5/G.

One thing I like about the chord, besides it working well enough, is that after you hit it, if you then raise that D string note to the 10th fret, it is also what you hear on the album.

tigerstrat, I'm going to type in the name of the chord you name, G7#9b13, at that site and see what they show.
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