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Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:53 pm
by GratefulPat
you said its the same opening chord as viola lee.... ive never heard and cant find the version of the wheel u speak of but is this the chord..... at 29-30 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJWylNtACKk

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:27 pm
by Pete B.
Here's a possible position for studio version, track 10, opening chord, maybe....
:wink:

E|--11--
B|--11--
G|--10--
D|--9---
A|--10--
E|---x---

It drifts quickly to the Fm Bass lick, like 8x... (and break on the big C/g-bass).

[this is played very "sticcatto"... quick, sharp, picking]
E|--------------------------------
B|--------------------------------
G|--------------------------------
D|-----3--2--1--0-----------------
A|-----------------3--3--1--2--3--
E|--1-----------------------------

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:56 am
by old man down
So I tried Pete's chord this morning, and though I did not give a listen to the actual recording to compare, the chord does seem to be a very good match.

Thank you, Pete, and I'll get back further when I have a chance to really assess.

After I pick it, I find myself wanting to sing "Got a case of dynamite, I could hold out here all night..."

Cool chord. Does it have a name?

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:06 am
by Pete B.
For an interesting 'Garcia' album audio tidbit... Play the first 4-5 seconds of Track 5, then immediatly click/play the first 2-3 seconds of Track 10, then go back and forth between the 2 a coupla times.
:D

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:09 am
by Emoto
Pete B. wrote:For an interesting 'Garcia' album audio tidbit... Play the first 4-5 seconds of Track 5, then immediatly click/play the first 2-3 seconds of Track 10, then go back and forth between the 2 a coupla times.
:D
What happens?

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:14 am
by Pete B.
It's just an interesting juxtaposition of a very similar chord shape played on piano vs. guitar.
Maybe not so interesting? :drink:

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:59 pm
by Emoto
Pete B. wrote:It's just an interesting juxtaposition of a very similar chord shape played on piano vs. guitar.
Maybe not so interesting? :drink:
Just tried it. It was interesting.

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:11 pm
by tigerstrat
Pete B. wrote:Here's a possible position for studio version, track 10, opening chord, maybe....
:wink:

E|--11--
B|--11--
G|--10--
D|--9---
A|--10--
E|---x---
So that there is a... G7#9b13 ? So how about, for single-guitar:

E|-----
B|--4--
G|--3--
D|--3--
A|--2--
E|-T3--

or perhaps:

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

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:20 am
by old man down
tigerstrat wrote:
Pete B. wrote:Here's a possible position for studio version, track 10, opening chord, maybe....
:wink:

E|--11--
B|--11--
G|--10--
D|--9---
A|--10--
E|---x---
So that there is a... G7#9b13 ?
At chordbook.com, a great site by the way for all sorts of help, including a forum, the chord is described as Bmaj7-5/G.

One thing I like about the chord, besides it working well enough, is that after you hit it, if you then raise that D string note to the 10th fret, it is also what you hear on the album.

tigerstrat, I'm going to type in the name of the chord you name, G7#9b13, at that site and see what they show.

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:21 pm
by kyleciarrocchi
As someone who is also trying to figure out that first chord from the studio version, this thread is extremely aggravating. No one knows what your talking about or is giving you awful answers, if i figure it out ill let you know

Re: First Chord

PostPosted:Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 am
by strumminsix
kyleciarrocchi wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:21 pm
As someone who is also trying to figure out that first chord from the studio version, this thread is extremely aggravating. No one knows what your talking about or is giving you awful answers, if i figure it out ill let you know
This thread is a conversation between some very intelligent folks who are discussing variations of this song. It's wonderful.