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Help with Waltz

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Ward, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Ward

    Ward Tele-Holic

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but I figured this was the best place to look.

    I'm leading a Traditional Country band and need to put together a few Waltzes, but I'm blanking on good old Waltz's. So far I've come up with "Waltz Across Texas", "Last Cheater's Waltz", and "Let's Fall to Pieces Together", but I'm blanking after that.

    Any suggestions in that vein?

    Ward
     
  2. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Well the "Tennessee Waltz" is an ABSOLUTE must.
    Here's some others ...

    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    EL Paso
    Kentucky Waltz
    Greensleeves
    Last Letter
    Georgiana Moon
    Westphalia Waltz
    Down Home Waltz
    Shenandoah Waltz
    Amazing Grace
    Before I Met You
    Blue Danube Waltz
    Goodnight Waltz

    Leon should have dozens for you ...
     
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  3. Togman

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    Ones that I have palyed in the past...

    Four in the morning - Faron Young (I think).
    He'll have to go - Jim Reeves
    I Won't forget you - Jim Reeves?
    There goes my everyhting - Elvis
    You're the only good thing that's happened to me - Jim Reeves

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  4. FirstBassman

    FirstBassman Friend of Leo's

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    Just out of curiosity, why do "need to put together a few Waltzes?"

    For dancing I assume?


    This probably doesn't fit exactly the type of venue/audience you're aiming for but just for a fyi Travis' "Dark as a Dungeon" is in waltz time.
     
  5. Ward

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    Guys,

    Thanks for the suggestions, it's a big help.

    FirstBassman, it's for dancing.

    Ward
     
  6. jericho60

    jericho60 formerly ye olde fretmonkey

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    Lots of times on a waltz I'll play the I chord as I/I maj7/ I maj6/ I 9th just to keep some chord movement on it. Just an idea, since you typically have to hang on the I chord for a long time on a waltz.

    (Also you may want to put "Wish A Buck Was Still Silver" by Merle Haggard on that list)
     
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