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What's the ending chord for Wicked Games

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by ASATKat, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    What's the ending chord to Wicked Games

    ||: Bm | A | E :||
     
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    E add 9
    I think.
     
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    Listening to the original recording by Chris Isaak right now, both acoustic guitars pick the lower four strings of the ol' cowboy E-major chord. (E0 A2 D2 G1). Preceding that, however is an A major chord where the lead guitar heavily implies a add9/sus2 (or, simply put, an open B string). Ending on an E add9, preferably putting the F# on fret four of the D string, may sound more open and colorful in an acoustic context however.
     
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    The 2 overlaping guitars makes it weird. I would say a straight E chord.


    Chris Isaac plays a e7 though.

     
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    Johnny K, are you the “Wicked Game” twins?
     
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    No. I can't grow a stache like that. But since the video was pretty helpful, i thought why not.
     
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    Well if Issack ends on E then the song ends on E.
     
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    In my acoustic duo we play it in Am, so that’s no help to you. :D

    Actually, we pause on the final G - or A in original key - then launch into Dire Straits So Far Away. :cool:
     
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