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  1. cyguitar

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    Hello is this thing on? Nobody can give me a hand on this?
     
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    Em(7)---C--D
    Em(7)---C--B5

    G---D-(G)-D-Am(7)--D
    G---D-(G)-D-C--D

    Em(7) - C - D

    The little lick you hear that makes the Em into Em7 is:

    E---------10------------------
    B--7--8----------------------

    In the D-G-D part one of the guitars is basically playing D/F# - G - D/A AFAICT, like:

    D/F#
    x
    x
    x
    x
    5
    2

    G
    x
    x
    x
    x
    5
    3

    D/A
    x
    x
    x
    0
    0
    x

    I think one of the others might just be playing a D during that whole time though, making it G - D - Am(7) - D.

    Hard for me to tell with the YT vid I'm listening to.

    HTH,

    Steve
     
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    Thanks Steve, yeah it's a bit confusing when two guitars are playing different chords. The second time the quick chord changes in the chorus look like he's hitting G A G. That lick you tabbed out to me sounds like the Em7 lick in "Stop draggin' my heart around", like this.

    E-------10-(m7)
    B-----8----(m3)
    G---9------(1)
     
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    You might be right. I didn't listen to it that closely.

    As for the A, I think he might be doing something like A/D or A/F# - i.e. something that makes it a D chord with an A on the bottom. Of course when you're looking at something live, they always could have made a mistake :)

    I like to go to original studio recordings as the source - live is nice to see positions and who's doing what, but sometimes it's easier to hear on the original (not always though of course so one is nice to supplement the other).


    Steve
     

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