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Chords JLV plays in "Wait On Time"???

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by E5RSY, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think it starts out with an Am6, but I'm lost after thought. Funny, I'm usually pretty good at figuring these things out.
     
  2. Steve G

    Steve G Friend of Leo's

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    Just from memory, isnt it

    -------
    --5---
    --4---
    --5---
    ------
    --5---

    assuming its in the key of A..

    May be useless, but thats what I play when i play it!
     
  3. Monster Mike Welch

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    It's in B. The I chord is B9 with no root:

    --x--
    --7--
    --6--
    --7--
    --6--
    --x--

    The IV and V chords are E9 and F#9 chords, respectively:

    --7--
    --7--
    --7--
    --6--
    --x--
    --x--

    --9--
    --9--
    --9--
    --8--
    --x--
    --x--

    Jimmie may be playing the root of the IV and V on the A string, but I don't hear it.
     
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    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's

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    Awesome. Would you guys terribly mind enlightening me to what he's playing on Scratch My Back?

    I think it E7, A7, B7, but I just play those in the first position and it doesn't sound quite right.

    I also try:

    E7
    --x--
    --5--
    --7--
    --6--
    --7--
    --x--

    A7
    --5--
    --8--
    --6--
    --5--
    --7--
    --5--

    B7
    --7--
    --10--
    --8--
    --7--
    --9--
    --7--


    But I can't figure out the hammer-ons to make it sound like the record.
     
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    I agree with MMW - it's the T-Bone Walker 9 chord.. And even if I didn't agree with him, I suspect he would be more likely to be right than I was!
     
  6. Monster Mike Welch

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    Scratch My Back - sorry if the tab is all weird:

    --------------0--------------
    --------------------3--------
    --------0/1-----------------
    2------------------------2--
    -----------------------------
    -----------------------------

    And the IV chord:

    --------------5--------------
    --------------------8--------
    --------5/6-----------------
    7------------------------7--
    -----------------------------
    -----------------------------

    And the V:

    --------------7--------------
    --------------------10------
    --------7/8-----------------
    9----------------------------
    -----------------------------
    -----------------------------

    Hope this makes sense!

    Found this on youtube:

     
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    Awesome again! So it's slides, not hammers. Can't wait to get home and try this. Thanks!
     
  8. E5RSY

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    Yeah, sorry. I meant to type Bm6.

    Thanks for the great info, Mike.

    Scott
     
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    I would love to get this whole record in tab. Does anyone know if it exists anywhere? I'd be happy with just the rhythm parts, actually.
     
  10. E5RSY

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    I've actually always liked his tone better on the first two records, before he started using the Vibratone. The version on the record with just the amp tremolo and a little OD is it, for me. Of course, Slim Harpo's original is tough to beat, too.

    Scott

    p.s. Keith Ferguson left a huge hole in that band.
     
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    No, it's hammers. I've never typed this much tablature before - how are hammers and pulls generally written?
     
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    You can also play scratch my back by just using the top four strings of the barre chord shape and using yer pinky for the accent notes.

    On the record, he's doing the picking version with the slides as above, but sometimes the arpeggiated chord version sounds cool too, especially if you have a lot of tremolo going.

    NOTE: just saw the note about it being hammers, not slides. I've played it all ways. "Scratch my Back" is all feel, and there's a lot of ways to skin that cat.

    Get a Slim Harpo Record and you'll see all the variations in that general type of song.
     
  13. E5RSY

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    I believe it's like a left parentheses turned 90 degrees clockwise, sitting atop the numbers. Sometimes there's even a little "H" or "P" but you'd think that'd be a little redundant. Bottom line, I don't think it's anything available in the typical computer font set.
     
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    The thing about Jimmie, is that it's usually -almost counter-intuitively- simple.That's his brilliance.

    Simple 9th chords in 'Wait on Time', and just a big ol' hillbilly E7th chord down at the nut in 'Scratch My Back.'

    The more you get into Jimmie's playing the more you realize/remember just how pleasurable keeping things simple can be!
     
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    True, but he's also got it under the hood if he needs it.

    At Aqua Fest in 1987 I saw Stevie and Double Trouble on the big stage. Jimmie played the whole show with him, and actually did a good bit of the heavy lifting. It was pretty amazing. They did the double-necked Robin guitar thing, etc. Good times.

    He's all over the "Couldn't Stand the Weather" record, also.

    Scott
     
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    +1000 :!:
    Especially on "The Things that I used to do".
    Listen to those rhythm chord punches in the background...that's pure Jimmie!
     
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    Cool! So I was half right, apart from the root note and the key.. thats about normal for me!!
     
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    Ah - that was a great gig! Monday 29th April 1985, Camden Palace, London, a free gig the night after their proper gig at Dingwalls - they were giving out free tickets as we left Dingwalls. Steve Marriot was the support act. I was down the front. :p Available on a DVD called Live From London. I think it might have been the first UK tour after Keith left the band.
     
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    So was Jimmie using Boogies? There's some kind of weird stack of wood-and-cane amps on his side...
     
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    Not an amp youd associate with JLV, but I suppose it being overseas he might have had to play anything that was to hand.

    I love Fran Christina's drumming, he's so chilled!!
     
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