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 #3425  by ch0ke
 Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:10 pm
Any suggestions for just one guitar? how do ya'll play it and what scale/mode do you use to add lead licks, especially on the intro riff i try to hear it out but i cant..?
Any help would be great, how can i improve my ear to hear out licks and rhythms if you could add some feedback on that also? im trying to improve vastly

 #3427  by strumminsix
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:35 am
IIRC, on the intro I play an A off the 7th fret (D shaped) and mix that with Asus2 & Asus4.

 #3430  by ch0ke
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:22 pm
IIRC?i dunno what that means and doesnt the intro go a to bm7/a to a to asus4?

 #3431  by jck_strw
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:39 pm
ch0ke wrote:IIRC?i dunno what that means
If I Recall Correctly

 #3432  by strumminsix
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:50 pm
ch0ke wrote:IIRC?i dunno what that means and doesnt the intro go a to bm7/a to a to asus4?
I'm sure if you look across all 3 rhythm players someone is playing each of those. However, that doesn't mean any single person is playing it just like that.

Try it out.

If you play it all off the 7th and just modulate the A you don't change position and it flows very smoothly. That is key to this intro.

No guitar here at work so I can't say for sure.

 #3436  by ch0ke
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:21 pm
I would try it out but i have no idea how to finger these chords if you could tab the chords out for me It would be great and how did you come up with going from a to a sus 2 to a sus 4th you just thought it would sound well?

 #3440  by tigerstrat
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:35 pm
Strum an open A chord three times, now strum it again and while barring the chord with the index on the 2nd fr, hammer down on the D string 4th fr, and the B string 3rd fr...

 #3442  by waldo041
 Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:04 pm
i'll give a try. i don't tab much, but here ya go.


E|----0--0--0---------------0
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3p2p0-2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-------2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0---------------0
E|----------------------------

OR;

E|----0--0--0---------------0
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3-2---2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-----4-2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0---------------0
E|----------------------------


hope it helps.

peace,
waldo

 #3443  by ch0ke
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:58 am
tigerstrat wrote:Strum an open A chord three times, now strum it again and while barring the chord with the index on the 2nd fr, hammer down on the D string 4th fr, and the B string 3rd fr...
tab it out please and ill love you more than time can tell strumminsix :P
Last edited by ch0ke on Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

 #3444  by ch0ke
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:50 am
waldo041 wrote:i'll give a try. i don't tab much, but here ya go.


E|----0--0--0---------------0
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3p2p0-2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-------2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0---------------0
E|----------------------------

OR;

E|----0--0--0---------------0
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3-2---2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-----4-2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0---------------0
E|----------------------------


hope it helps.

peace,
waldo
E|----0--0--x---------------0
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3p2p0-2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-------2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--x---------------0
E|----------------------------

OR;

E|----0--0--x---------------0
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3-2---2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-----4-2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--x---------------0
E|----------------------------

Or do you mean...

E|----0--0--0-x--------------0
B|----2--2--2-2-h3-3-3-3p2p0-2
G|----2--2--2-2--2-2-2-------2
D|----2--2--2-2-h4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0-x -------------0
E|----------------------------

OR;

E|----0--0--0-x---------------0
B|----2--2--2-2-h-3-3-3-3-2---2
G|----2--2--2-2---2-2-2-----4-2
D|----2--2--2-2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0-x---------------0
E|-----------------------------

do you mean like one of those ways and if so which one cause the way you tab it, it would be impossible to finger it cause we only have 4 fingers, correct me if im wrong. :-)

 #3445  by strumminsix
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:09 am
tigerstrat wrote:Strum an open A chord three times, now strum it again and while barring the chord with the index on the 2nd fr, hammer down on the D string 4th fr, and the B string 3rd fr...
Okay, my homeboy Waldo hooked you up with the open tab, not here is the 7th fret tab:
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   A    Asus2  Asus4 
e -9--  -7--  -10-
B -10-  -10-  -10-
G -9--  -9--  -9--
D -7--  -7--  -7--
A -x--  -x--  -x--
E -x--  -x--  -x--

Now to make this easy, don't bother with holding the A off 7th on the D string. In fact, it adds a great dynamic to the tune to play it open since it brings in the flavor of the 4th!

 #3449  by waldo041
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:57 am
waldo041 wrote:i'll give a try. i don't tab much, but here ya go.
i'll try again. this is how i tabbed it originally.

E|---------------------------
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3p2p0-2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-------2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0---------------0
E|----------------------------

OR;

E|---------------------------
B|----2--2--2-h-3-3-3-3-2---2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2-----4-2
D|----2--2--2-h-4-4-4-------2
A|----0--0--0---------------0
E|---------------------------

for the above barre the A chord



or you can try something similiar to my homeboy's strumminsix tab in the open using the Asus4.

E|----0--0--0----------------0
B|----2--2--2-/-3-3-3-3\2p0--2
G|----2--2--2---2-2-2--------2
D|----2--2--2---2-2-2--------2
A|----0--0--0----------------0
E|----------------------------

use the three finger A and do the slide/ pulloff with your pinky.

hope this helps.

peace,
waldo
Last edited by waldo041 on Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.

 #3450  by ch0ke
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:06 am
Thanks both of you, you really helped me out here, I really aprreciate it love ya much <3

 #3454  by strumminsix
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:22 pm
Glad to help! I've played the role of Bobby in a few GD bands so I've got some experience with the more non-traditional chord forms.

I've found that what I suggested above works really well on acoustic or as a 2nd guitarist in a band.


NOW HERE IS WHERE IT GETS COOL.... For the lines that end in G, take that same form, move it down a step and play that riff again! It sounds awesome and adds nice texture to the song!

 #3456  by ch0ke
 Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:04 pm
Nice man how did you learn so much you must have a good ear, any suggestions in general on improving and figuring out bobby's rhythms and just rhythms in general cause im trying to master rhythm before I try to take on lead. may be life-long but I just like playing it helps me escape man. hehe, what scale do you use to solo in this song and do you do anything in particular? :smile: