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 #3768  by Mr. Jimmy
 Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:37 pm
I have a gig in 2 weeks and need to learn an upbeat acoutical version of Franklin's Tower. Any help would be appreciated particularly on the opening verses.

 #3770  by spilly
 Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:01 pm
I like to do with standard barres on my acoustic.

A, G, D,
the D i shape like a C (X54232)

 #3771  by tigerstrat
 Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:39 pm
Or you can go A-A-A (open, "E" barre on 5th fr or "C" shape on 9th fr.), G ("C" shape on 7th fr), D-D-D("A" barre on 5th fr or "G" shape at 7th fr)

 #3772  by spilly
 Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:53 pm
If your going to play it caged i recomend basic ornaments on G instead of the standard second step up. this would make it alot more intersting

ex.
A G D G A
E--9--9--9---9--9---9-7-------------------/-9--9-
B-10-10-10--10-10--10-8-7-7-7---------7h8-/10-10-
G--9--9--9---9--9---9-7-7-7-7-7h9p7---7---/-9--9-
D-11-11-11--11-11--11-9-7-7-7-------9-7h9-/11-11-
A------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------

kepp the D, G, and B strings barred on the 7th fret as you do the trills and such, you can also trill the 7 and 8th frets of the B string

this will definatly spruce it up if your playing by yourself