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Which chord is this?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by ClydeCCR, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. ClydeCCR

    ClydeCCR TDPRI Member

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    Hi mates, i've discovered this song and i like it and i want to learn how to play the main chord and the little solos, i think the guitarist tuned his guitar in standard D tuning, all strings one step down. D-G-C-F-A-D, im not sure... i dont know exactly which chord is this.
     
  2. johnny k

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    i think the guitar is in standard tuning, but it is not perfect A 440 because when i play along, it souns off a bit.

    D / G / D / A / G / D / A

    solo G / D / G / A /
     
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    Producers would often speed up the playback to make the record fit into a radio-friendly, two-minute song format.

    Either that, or to make the vocals sound less wooden.

    ;)
     
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    ClydeCCR TDPRI Member

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    That song sounds so similar with this one

     
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    Sounds like standard tuning to me.

    It was common for guitarists to tune to the piano in the studio, that's sometimes why many older recordings are 'off' a bit. The tuner was the piano.

    The solo is simply arpeggiated chords.

    The entire song (train beat, muted rhythm guitar, and solo) are very similar to many early-50s country tunes like Get Rhythm, by Johnny Cash:

     
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    sounds like a standard 1, 4, 1, 5, 4, 5

    if it is, then it’ll work in any major key, no? I know sometimes drop tuning is done for the benefit of the singer,so I personally would do it however you are comfortable singing it.
     
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    I believe that's right: 1,4,1,5,4,1.
    Solo goes to 4 (dominant 7th).
    Arpeggiated dominant 7ths for all solo chords.
    Vocals are modal sounding (Dorian, maybe?) Which is why it tries to throw you off.
     
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    It's about a half-step detuned according to my box.

    Tuned that way, the opening chord sounds to me like a D7 but I think I'm hearing the 9th in there slightly (?). Sounds right to me w/root at at fifth fret the 5th (A) string, barred across to the 2nd (B), with my ring finger on the 5 (A, 7th fret on 4th/D string).

    Playing it like an open D7add9 (root on open D string) is a little bright, but could just be the production.
     
  9. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    What chord is this?
    My fingers twist
    There is no tab
    I keep googling

    This. This is frustrating!...

    Sorry. That's as far as I got.
     
  10. jbmando

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    D7add9 = D9, no?
     
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