Monday, January 11, 2010

Hey, Chris, what are the chords in this?



I've posted this before, so nobody has to bother listening unless they think they can tell me what the chords are. I want to try to play it on my guitar, and I'm no good at figuring that stuff out. I know Chris is, though, and I suspect some other 'Spillers are as well. Thank you.

8 comments:

Chris said...

Fminor and Bflat minor, repeated quite a lot. And a C major gets thrown in just before the two minute mark. That's about it.
Put a capo on your first fret and play the shapes for E minor and A minor.
Your 'umble scribe....

steenbeck said...

Thank you thank you thank you, Chris. I had such a "what good luck, what bad luck" reaction to your response. Ack, I can't play barre chords! But I can use a capo! But I don't have a capo!! But I can get one!!!

I can't pay the rent, but you must pay the rent, but I can't....

Can you use a capo on an electric guitar?

Anyway, thank you, I can definitely make something out of this. I didn't want to play the exact song, necessarily, but something similar.

Thank you!

sourpus said...

Nice and simple as you say Chris. That little riff at the beginning likewise; just ocataves really:

Put your index finger on the D string, third fret and (if you have big hands like me) stretch your pinkie to the seventh fret on the B string to play the octave. Play these two strings one after the other, leading off with the lower F. Do this four times. Then (keeping your fingers in the same position in relation to each other and on the same two strings) slide up to tenth and thirteenth and then down to the eighth and eleventh frets respectively, playing the octave on these two only once each.

Voila, the opening riff. Just incase you want to keep to the original.

Chris said...

steen: allow me to let you into a secret... you don't have to play songs in their original key! Although a capo is perfectly OK on a leccie guitar (as long as the 'action' is OK), there's nothing wrong with moving the chords down to Emin and Amin. Then you can noodle to your heart's content (as I do, all the time)!
As the pitch on the recording is slightly off, you can always kid yourself you're playing the correct chords.....
Unfortunately, if you want to put the late C chord in, you still have to play that awkward B major shape. If you change the key more radically to A minor, your three chords are A minor, D minor and E major, which I'm sure you can play.

Have fun!

CaroleBristol said...

Emin and Amin with the right effects and pacing is nearly half Pink Floyd's catalogue.

Chris said...

...and the other half is Emin7 and A7.... ;-)

steenbeck said...

Thanks everyone! Sourpus, I'm going to work on that intro, so I can feel like a rock star!! I don't have big hands, but we'll work around that.

Chris - I like to steal chords from songs I like, simplify it completely, and then noodle around too. Hours of pleasure. FOr the record I CAN play barre chords, it's just that by the time all my fingers are lined up, the song has moved along without me.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to a little quiet time this afternoon to play around with this.

steenbeck said...

Wait a minute, what's a d string?

Just jokin.

Maybe I should take up the keytar.