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 #56732  by mtnfisherman
 Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:38 pm
I know I'll be excommunicated for this but I'm the only head out there that thinks "Picasso Moon" is a cool song. I always liked the the lyrics. Is there anyone out there that can give me some guidance with tabs or chords for this song? I'm not a professional musician and I'm having trouble figuring the song out. Anyone with some guidance or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
Tim
 #56739  by strumminsix
 Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:54 am
mtnfisherman wrote:I know I'll be excommunicated for this ....
What not looking in the song index or not using the search function? :lol:
 #56742  by astroman99
 Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:38 am
Strummer makes a good point , song forum is real easy to use,
Welcome Tim we can forgive a newbie's mistake..and "Bigger than a drive in movie, ooh wee"
fun song! 8)
 #56744  by strumminsix
 Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:47 am
astroman99 wrote:Strummer makes a good point , song forum is real easy to use,
Welcome Tim we can forgive a newbie's mistake..and "Bigger than a drive in movie, ooh wee"
fun song! 8)
Agreed & welcome! That mistake was NOT "Bigger than a drive in move, oh my" :cool:
 #111811  by ndrewoods
 Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:07 pm
mtnfisherman wrote:I know I'll be excommunicated for this but I'm the only head out there that thinks "Picasso Moon" is a cool song. I always liked the the lyrics. Is there anyone out there that can give me some guidance with tabs or guitar chords for this song? I'm not a professional musician and I'm having trouble figuring the song out. Anyone with some guidance or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
Tim
Oh, that song really gives back a lot of memories. It is really a great song. Don't mean to be emotional here, there's just something I remember when I first learned to play Picasso Moon with my guitar. :-)
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 #111821  by playingdead
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:25 am
It's actually a really fun song to play ... it does seem to repel people, though. We played it at a show a while back, and Jimbo (our rhythm guitarist) described it like this: "It was as if we had unleashed a sonic fart from the stage and people backed away." LOL

Here's a brief clip of us brushing up on a verse during a sound check. I love the lead guitar part on it. And Jimbo gets to use the whammy bar.

 #111822  by dleonard
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:50 am
the nightfall of diamonds version is awesome. jerry's lead is really tight. always thought of this as a summer song for some reason
 #111826  by strumminsix
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:28 am
PD - I think you guys sound great! Could you ask Jimbo to expand on what he's doing please?

I took my best crack at it here: http://community.rukind.com/viewtopic.p ... 597#p18597

When I work through it I play power chords but I see him doing something different which looks more like what Bobby does. and many that whammy is killer!
 #111835  by playingdead
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:50 am
I'm afraid if I ask him he'll make us play it again ... :shock:

But why not get some tips from Mr. Weir himself? I uploaded this one for ya.


 #111840  by strumminsix
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:11 am
playingdead wrote:I'm afraid if I ask him he'll make us play it again ... :shock:

But why not get some tips from Mr. Weir himself? I uploaded this one for ya.

Haha, thanks for that! I do dig it, show's a great B inversion at the line ends!!!

Still not hearing the others thought.... Been listening to this one alot lately too. Sorta pissing me off :evil: