Help with a George Strait song

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  1. Leon Grizzard

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    This is a digression from Doug's task at hand, but here is same bass line with those grips, starting from what looks like the Bb, ascending, over the IV chord in the key of D on Faded Love. This is a very common move, almost always over the IV chord, like imagine the bridge in Crazy (Worry, why should I let myself worry).

    Faded Love G prog..jpg
     
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    if you don't want to capo and play in A:

    E starts like this:

    E -
    B -
    G -
    D ------2---5/6--2
    A -2-5---2-
    E -

    you have to jump here to get the pull-offs to sound fluid:

    -
    -
    -
    -
    -7-p5-4-5---4
    ------------7---3-2-0

    although you could go:

    -
    -
    -
    -2-p0---0
    -------4---2-4
    -----------------3-2-0

    then to A, which starts:

    -
    -
    ------2---5/6--2
    -2-5---2--
    -
    -

    and ends with the pull-off part:

    -
    -
    -
    -7-p5-4-5----4
    ------------7----3-2-0
    -------------------------2-1-0
     
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  3. Leon Grizzard

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    Also from Faded Love:

    Faded Love G as Em7.jpg
     
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    Thanks guys, this is really great!

    I'm familiar with that chord progression, as I've played it for years as part of BB King's Guess Who.

    But as always, there's a million variants, inversions, substitutions, etc. Like you said Leon - that chord doesn't sound good as a standalone Gm7, but in the context of this progression it works and fits in.

    ND, thanks for the extra stuff for me to work on!

    I will be going a bit silent on this thread for the next week or so, as I will be out of town and without guitar. But feel free to keep it going so I have even more stuff to work on when I return!

    And again, thanks to everyone who chimed in. That's what makes TDPRI so totally awesome!

    Cheers, and Happy (early) New Year to all!
    Doug

    P.S. After all this crazy stuff passes, I am thinking about doing another central Texas TDPRI jam. I can't believe it's been over 12 years since I did the first one. And Leon, I still have your power extension strip!

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/central-tx-tdpri-jam-may-31.107624/page-5
     
  5. Leon Grizzard

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    Doug - in the spirit of the season, I hereby give you that power strip, free and clear of all claims.
     
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    LOL!

    I'll pay you back in BBQ!

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    OK, so with a lot of help from you, and even more artistic license (or hackery!) from me, here is my attempt to tab out the solo.

    I know it's not perfect, but it gets you pretty close. And with ideas from ndcaster and jbmando's video tips, you should be able to get a decent rendition. The tab probably doesn't do justice to the pulloffs that nd tabbed, so pick what works for you. Hey, like 99.9999% of tabs on the 'net, they aren't expected to be perfect, are they? ;)

    And like most of the tab I find, I use it as a starting point and adjust according to what feels comfortable to me. If I can't rememberize every last note, I'll get close and then just fill in with few A major country style licks.

    I tabbed this in the key of A

    Code:
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G |-----------------2-4-----------------------------------------------|
    D |-------2---5b6-2-----5b6-2-----------------------------------------|
    A |---2-5---2---------------------------------------------------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G |--2-4--------------------------------------------------------------|
    D |------5b6-2p0---0h2------------------------------------------------|
    A |--------------4------4b5-------------------------------------------|
    E |-------------------------3b4-0-------------------------------------|
        
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |---------------3-5-------------------------------------------------|
    G |--2---2---5b6--------5b6-2-----------------------------------------|
    D |----2---2----------------------------------------------------------|
    A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |--2-3-5------------------------------------------------------------|
    G |--------4b5-2p0----------------------------------------------------|
    D |------------------4s5----------------------------------------------|
    A |------------------------3b4---0------------------------------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
        
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |-----5-7-5-7b9-7b9r7--5----7b9-7b9r7-------------------------------|
    G |--s6--------------------7------------------------------------------|
    D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |----5---3----5-----------------------------------------------------|
    G |--6---4---s6---4s2p0----------------------------------------------|
    D |----------------------4-5-4-4p4------------------------------------|
    A |---------------------------------3b4--0----------------------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G |--2---2-----2--2-----2---------------------------------------------|
    D |--2---2-h4--2--2-h4--2---------------------------------------------|
    A |--0---0-----0--0-----0---------------------------------------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    Comments and corrections are welcome!

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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