Guitar Part in "Green Onions" (Booker T.)

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  1. stevel

    stevel Member

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    What do you guys get for the little "upstroke" chords happening at the beginning of Green Onions after the first organ intro?

    I'm thinking simply Fm (xxx111) Bbm and Cm but it doesn't sound "nasty" enough! I'm thinking there might be something else in there but it could just be the tone of the guitar and I'm hearing things.

    Anyone else done this one?

    TIA,
    Steve
     
  2. JonR

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    I think henry's nailed it. Other than that, it's just that biting Tele tone of his.
     
  3. stevel

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    Thanks Henry - I'll try that.

    I downloaded these tunes from iTunes and can't select an area to slow down and repeat to hear the pitches (damn copy protection).

    By the way, do I need to switch to an 8 string guitar for that last chord :AOK

    Steve
     
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    And don't forget you need to play it through a Fender Harvard. :BEER
    With regard to that I just read an article where he's using Victoria Tweed Twins these days.
     
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    youtube and Transcribe. ;)
    http://www.seventhstring.com/
    (It might even work with itunes downloads, I dunno...)
     
  6. stevel

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    Naw, Jon, that's what I was using - Transcribe (the trial version mind you). It won't accept those AIC files.

    I've had a lot of success taking just a single chord, putting it on loop playback, and being able to pick out the individual notes of the chord - don't even have to slow it down to do that if you make the selection right. But it's only helping me on things I have on CD or have imported - not those damn iTunes ones (there's probably a workaround, though I haven't bothered looking into it).

    Thanks,
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    Use Audacity to capture the audio (as mp3) while you play the YouTube clip, then Transcribe! it.

    Russ
     
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    no doubt, but in a pinch Marshall half-stacks will do nicely...

    :cool:
     
  9. JonR

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    Transcribe can record directly as you play the youtube clip. It will save as a WAV file on PC (or AIFF on Apple), but if you want to keep it as an MP3, other software (such as Audacity) will convert it.

    Transcribe works better with WAVs, btw, because they are less "lossy" (although of course youtube sound is hardly high quality to begin with...)
     
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    See my above post. You can record directly into Transcribe from a youtube video - if you can find a suitable version (most stuff on youtube is live).
    The current version of Transcribe even slows down videos! (but you need to download them first and convert them to the right format, which I've found complicated).
    AFAIK, the demo version of Transcribe is the complete program, it just expires after a month.
     
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    iPod Util is a great program for doing all those things with iTunes and an iPod, that "they" don't want you to do.
     
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    Thanks Henry, I figured the Bm was just a typo. I'm getting ready to warm up the tubes here in a second, so I'll try it out.

    Steve
     
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    How?

    TIA,
    Steve
     

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