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Does anyone know "Remington Ride"...

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Michael, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Michael

    Michael Tele-Holic

    ... the way it's played by Freddy King? I have been working throught the picking OK, but can anyone help me with the chord shapes/positions in the backing rhythm? I really like the "stabby" chords, but I'm having some trouble locating them and would really appreciate some help. I've always had a hard time figuring out chord shapes and positions, and these are buried behind the crisp guitar. Before I drive my wife completely nuts with the repetition, I'd love a hint or two (or three!). Thanks.

  2. dickey

    dickey Tele-Holic

    Jan 2, 2010
    I play the original version by Herb Remington (got to meet him last time I was in Houston) Don't know the F.K. version.

  3. cowboytwang

    cowboytwang Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2003
    Sonoran Desert
    The Herb Remington "Remington Ride"(that's become a standard in the bluegrass banjo world) is an "AABA" form song with I-IV-V-I-V on the "A" part and IV-I-II-V on the "B" part.

  4. chet

    chet Banned

    Aug 30, 2004
    The Jersey Shore
    Freddie's version is a masterpiece of manipluation of tone.

    I wonder how he got all those tones. Did he use different:



    mic placement?

    It sounds like there's several different players playing different guitars/amps.

  5. mr. lucky

    mr. lucky TDPRI Member

    Mar 22, 2010
    asheville nc
    hunh! I didn't remember that he did this tune, but hey I had the record.

    It's pretty basic, A section is E7-B7-A7-C7, the turnaround is E-C#7-F#m-B7. The bridge is A7-E7-F#7-B7.

    The rhythm section is really muddy, I wouldn't worry too much about the exact voicings, tenor and piano buried in there too -- but you can get the basic chords out of there.

    The thing I want to grab for the first chord is 5th position E7, or 7th position works too. The rest of the guitar rhythm part works fine around that area, 5th-9th position, standard chord shapes. I didn't hear anything exotic.

  6. Michael

    Michael Tele-Holic

    Thanks for checking it out for me, I appreciate the help. PM sent.

  7. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    +1 with Mr. Lucky....with the caveat that the 'verse' line ends on an E after that C chord. FWIW, this is one of the 'lightest' tunes I have ever heard F. King play.
    Chet, those quick tone changes are the result of the Varitone on that STereo Gibson. Having had an ES-345 since I was 16, I am much accustomed to guitars that offer a great deal of flexability.

  8. GERARD9415

    GERARD9415 Tele-Meister

    Oct 26, 2007

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