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 #11923  by weedar
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:37 am
How is it possible to play just one chord for an entire verse?
What am I not seeing here?

 #11924  by strumminsix
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:00 am
Let's start by looking at it differently...

Can you hear the C7?
If so, where do you think it should change?

 #11925  by wisedyes
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:07 am
There is actually alot of movement going on in that verse, if you listen, but it is all still C7. Try using some half step slides and descending sixths during the verse to liven things up a bit.

 #11926  by bodiddley
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:26 am
I'm no expert but to my understanding Bob did a lot with inverted chords and unusual voicings that most guitarist wouldn't even think of doing.

 #11930  by strumminsix
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:05 am
I know that when I play it I add in some double stops that are in the C blues scale.

 #11931  by weedar
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:47 am
Yikes, you all so blatantly show me how much I don't know.. :?

half step slides and descending sixths?
inverted chords and unusual voicings?
double stops?

Uhm..Anyone care to explain (with examples?Image)

 #11932  by strumminsix
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:58 am
Double stops are hitting 2 notes at once.

Try this... It may not be what he does every time
but I hear something very similar in many versions.
Code: Select all
e ---8-----11-8---------8--------
b ---8-----11-8---------8--------
g ---9----------10-8----9--------
d ---8----------10-8----8--------
a ---10-----------------10-------
E ---8------------------8--------

 #11934  by Billbbill
 Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:11 pm
The timing on the jg vamp is a little funky on this one. Delay, one sharp strum on the C at the 8th fret (? no guitar in hand), delay pull up a C7 from the 10th to 11th fret, hit the F note... aw crap, I'll just tab the damn thing.

Then there's this ditty dropping from the C to the F

 #23232  by GratefulPat
 Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:26 pm
can some1 tab the little slides he does or a video with tab even better. its confusin me, at first i thought it was bob... but no.. help :?
 #23246  by Billbbill
 Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:42 am
GratefulPat wrote:can some1 tab the little slides he does or a video with tab even better. its confusin me, at first i thought it was bob... but no.. help :?
If you're referring to my tab it is on my list of 'vids to do' and I'm just about ready to get going on some more vids.

Are you talking about the C7 slide up? This is how I see that.


The timing and nature of this vamp was always a bit of a mystery though once I took close look I seemed to get a decent grip on it. I think I got this from an early 70's version.

 #23260  by GratefulPat
 Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:03 am
thanks i figured it out