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Gardenia Waltz Chords

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by bender72, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. bender72

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    Can someone tab out these chords???

     
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    Okay, I've got most of it figured out except for what the guitar player is hitting at 1:11, it sounds like some sort of F# variation...
    The other part is at 1:36, right after the Gmaj it hits some sort of A# variation....

    NE 1???
     
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    I'll try to look at next few days; I have a gig tonight. I looked at it this morning and figured G Bm/F# Em G // G G#dim Am(7?) D7 , then I was going to have listen to the descending D chord stuff.
     
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    Gave it a quick listen. Could 1:11 be a clam? At 1:36 I can't really hear the guitar very well; I know he goes from G to Em, then G G#dim D B7 E7 A7 D, but I can't hear the actual voicings very well. I'll give another listen later.
     
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    Right after the Gmaj at 1:34, it sounds like he hits an A#minor or some variation of that. I know he's hitting the top E string at the 6th fret, but I can't figure the rest.
    Also, what's he hitting at 1:02 right after the Dmaj...??
     
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    bender, at that 1:11 phrase...
    The low notes are B,C,F#,A
    I think he is doing something like this...
    Em/B, C, BM/F#, A7....leading back to the D.
    AS I noted in my email, this section is a bit murky....

    approaching 1:36...
    D/A,D/b...or Bm if you wish, D/C#,
    D, D7, Em.
    G, Em, G, Gm
    D,C#,C,B7,
    Em, A7 and D to finish that section.

    This is how I hear it.....For that Gm after the G, you can use that Bb on the 6th string as the low note. The guitar by itself will sound as a Bb chord, but I still hear the whole as a Gm. THE fiddler's melody brings on the Gm to the ear and makes the Bb a passing note to my ear.
     
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    Okay, Bender, here's my final thought on that chord sequence. Play this and see if it works for you.
    Following the G, play
    X
    X
    7
    5
    5
    6

    By itself, this is a Bb6 chord, but it sounds as a Gm in the sequence with the fiddle going on to my ear.
     
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    I've been hitting that sequence (starting at 1:07) as...

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    --3---3---3--------------
    --------------2----------
    --2---2-------2----------
    --2---3---x---2----------
    ----------2--------------
    --E7--C--F#?-A

    It's sounding okay to me, but I'm not sure about the F#? chord that he's hitting, I just know that that's the note he's hitting on the Big E string, maybe it's called something else, but I'm not big into theory/scales/chords I just know where the fingers go and that's about it. :lol:
     
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    --E7--C--F#?-A
    That would be an Em7. The F# in the bass is a transition to the A7....it is a 6th to the A chord and hints at the relative minor of the A chord...F#minor, maybe????
    Once again, this is a murky area in the song....but it is some form of an A7, I believe.
    How did the Gm/Bb structure suit you? When I added the D on ;the 3rd string it came to life for me.
     
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    I think he's hitting a F#m7 at 1:11... Not sure, but I've seen another youtube clip of another lady playing this tune, and the guitar player looks like he's hitting a F#m7 at that point in the song...
     
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    My apologies for an ill-written response above. I got stuck on the first chord of that phrase. That chord should be Em7 instead of E7, to my ear. I agree that the F# formation is muddy. I think what BEnder is doing works...the F# on the 6th and the D note on the 2nd string, 3rd fret. What do you call it? I hear it as a move back to the I of the key...that is, D in some form with an F# in the bass.
     
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