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Postby reverend gulo gulo » Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:08 pm

G-D-C

works well for me
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Postby ElCondor » Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:18 pm

G-D-C I use for the end of So Many Roads, but G-D-Am for Knockin' on Heaven's Door. :-)
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Postby strumminsix » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:04 am

[quote="ElCondor"]G-D-C I use for the end of So Many Roads, but G-D-Am for Knockin' on Heaven's Door. :-)[/quote]

No it's not.

Knockin' should be played like this
Line 1 = G D C
Line 2 = G D Am
Line 3 = G D Am7
Line 4 = G D C
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Postby jhc » Mon May 02, 2005 8:12 pm

It's just G-D-C if you're doing the Guns n Roses version ;)
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Postby Billbbill » Tue May 03, 2005 8:22 am

While I believe Dylans version rotates C and Am, if my ear serves me right the dead pretty much always end on the Am. Maintains that somber mood throughout.
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Postby bodiddley » Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:40 pm

It's cool that somebody brought up this combo because I remember thinking at the last show on 7-9-95 that the outro of SMR was sounding a lot like "Heaven's Door" and was hoping Jer would start singing it. In retrospect that would have been mind blowingly prophetic.
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Postby st stephen » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:15 am

dylan rotates it C and the Am

I like just using the Am, gives it more of a sad feeling!!
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Postby HawaiianDedhed » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:42 pm

Okay, I have the solution!

Try G-D-Am-C. AM-C in place of the Am or C you folks were talking about.

You can also play that descending bass line from the C to the G at the end -- you know G-n-R style
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Postby tigerstrat » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:30 pm

That's why I never quite got into SMR: wayyyy too much like KoHD, and I'd be yawning in the 1st set. I know I know everyone loves it. Ask me about Lazy River Road, that one is a gem AFAIC.

Knockin content: the JGB version is up a whole step, and I much prefer its two alternating/contrasting feels to the monochromatic dirge as done by the Dead.
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Postby Trystine » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:19 pm

I agree. The Knockin' included on the After Midnight's third disc is much more elusive than any version I've heard done by the Dead.

Back to SMR; has anybody heard Keller Williams' interpretation of it? I go back and forth on Keller but this is one that I can listen to any where any time.
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Postby caspersvapors » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:41 pm

the dead actually do SMR in a different key than whats posted here...

check out this one

http://community.rukind.org/viewtopic.php?t=994
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