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 #18864  by strumminsix
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:12 pm
bodiddley wrote:I guess that should look like this, sorry...not good at tabs.



Emaj7 Amaj
E-16----17-------
B-16----17-------
G-16----14-------
D-14----14-------
A----------------
E----------------
I'd play the Amaj like this:
Amaj
E---17-------
B---14-------
G---14-------
D---14-------
A------------
E------------

I know same thing but IMO the added 5th on the way you described sounds best with folk or country songs.

 #18877  by bodiddley
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:10 pm
Ya baby, that's it! Thanks.

 #40333  by bodiddley
 Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:54 am
One thing I've been trying lately and I think it's sounds pretty damn good is Using EMaj7>AMaj7>Emaj7.

I dig these forms of the AMaj7 or just Maj7 chords in general... Waddya think?


E--------------4----------
B--5-----------5----------
G--6-----------6----------
D--6-----OR----7-----------
A--x-----------0-----------
E--5----------------------

 #40336  by HOWEYMAN
 Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:34 am
I've been playing this a lot lately and just going Emaj7 to A at betwen the 7th and 5th frets.

is that 2 variations of the Amaj7?

 #40339  by bodiddley
 Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:06 am
Ya, As far as I know those are both AMaj7 chords. I've seen the A string in the first one played open also but I think it sounds better muted.

 #40340  by HOWEYMAN
 Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:23 am
my grateful dead anotholgy shows just a straight Emaj7 on the intro then into A on the verse. This is probably the way it was played on wake of the flood, it's only a couple of bars of Emaj7 on the album, I believe.

as we know, the dead always played it E to A, asometimes, for about 10 minutes or so, lololo.

always loved it when they jammed the intro out before the verse.
 #56986  by Jammin Sailor
 Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:16 pm
E:11--------11-----11-11-----9----7
B:9----------9------9--9-----9----9
G:9----------9------9--9-----9----8
D:9----------9------9--9-----9----9
A:9----------9------9--9-----9----7
E:-----------------------------------
Last edited by Jammin Sailor on Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
 #56990  by jonarobb
 Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:46 am
This what Garcia plays in 73-74... Heavily syncopated but nothing more nothing less.


E|--------------------------------------------
B|------9--9--9-----5---5--------4----------
G|------8--8--8-----6---6--------4---------
D|------9--9--9-----6---6--------6---------
A|------7--7--7-----------------------------
E|--0----------------------------------------