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How do you play "Tequila"

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by stevel, May 18, 2008.

  1. stevel

    stevel Member

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    I'm, playing this in E (the recording's a tad high), so the intro is

    E - D alternating. I'm playing the G# and F# on top.

    For the "bridge", I've got:

    Eo7
    3
    2
    3
    2
    x
    x

    to E

    0
    0
    1
    2
    x
    x

    then the high lick - what is it? - I got :

    12
    12
    (13)

    I'll probably play everything up on the neck though, so my Eo7 will be:

    x
    8
    6
    8
    7
    x

    In other words, I'll play all the same notes produced above, but with different chord froms on strings 2-5 rather than 1-4 except for the high note lick.

    Can anyone confirm or deny?

    Steve
     
  2. drfrankencopter

    drfrankencopter Member

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    I learned the Wes Montgomery version, so it's a bit different. But where you have the 'bridge', Wes would play something like:

    -------|-8----9
    5-6-7--|-7----8
    6-4-5--|-8----9
    5-6-7--|-7----8
    -------|-------
    -------|-------

    Cheers

    Kris
     
  3. dave s

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    Can't tell you without a guitar. If this thread is around, when I have some time, I'll get you the correct chords/voicings/location on guitar. I learned this right off the original recording years ago and played it in a 50s/60s band long ago.

    I can tell you as well that the key to capturing the 'vibe' of the original song is getting the BASS PART correct!

    dave
     
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    If you're referring to the Champs version, I don't know which lick you mean. The end of the bridge (in your key) is one bar on F#7 and the break on B. The melody just plays the chord roots there.
    If you mean the quick guitar chord between the horn phrases, yep, it's just an E chord, and I don't think it matters too much exactly where you play it. High is good!
    (You're right on the Edim7, btw.)
    And dave s is right about the bass for the vibe. It's very simple, but quite important.
    Tip: think of the main section as E-Bm7, not just E-D.

    If you mean the Wes Montgomery version (never knew he did it!) - or any other one - disregard this post :rolleyes:
     
  5. stevel

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    No, the Champs version. I have the Wes version too but the Champs is what I'm after.

    bm7 is a D chord "over" a B bass, so, the bass might be a B note - in fact - IIRC he's doing something like E - B-B E - B-B in a Latin-type pattern, so that's probably what you're hearing. But I mean, as far as the guitar part goes, the guy is physically playing a D (which is apparent at the beginning).

    Thanks for the confirmations,
    Steve.
     
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    ask Glenn Campbell:D
     

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