Please help me before I go insane: Beatles - Supertramp

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  1. Throttleneck

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    Ok, in the Supertramp song "The Logical Song" there is this little arpeggio (I think that is what it is called) almost right at the 1:00 minute mark (but is repeated). Right after he sings "simple man".

    It sounds so much like a Beatles song and I can't get my mind to recall it. It is driving me insane!!!

    Please take a listen and see if you can stop me from losing my mind.

    TIA
     
  2. jtindle

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    1:08 to be exact. It does sound like a Beatles lick but can't recall which one.

     
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    It is a turnaround similar to the one in Here Comes the Sun.
     
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    Carry that Weight @ 3:00

     
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    It actually reminds me of George Harrison's descending pattern in Badge (starts at 1:08).

     
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    It sounds like many of their turnarounds.
     
  8. Throttleneck

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    Thank you! What was in my head was Carry That Weight. But the same vibe in Here Comes the Sun. And then again in Badge, that is crazy. No wonder it was familiar.

    Anyone know how to play it?

    Yea, I know it is dead simple but I am an idiot.
     
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    Also similar to It Don't Come Easy. Interesting.

     
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    You guys are good as I'm not hearing it. Great song, though.
     
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    Moving bass line over a static diad. That is to say the bass note is moved down while the two higher notes stay the same.mI believe that is correct.
     
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    ^ There it is, in 'text'.:aok

    You hear 'em in Dear Prudence too...pretty Beatle-y.
     
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    There it is again!

    No wonder I couldn't think of the song. It is in a ton of songs.
     
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    Yes, it it's in a ton of songs - but my first thought was Badge too.
     
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    played in triplet arps....usually in the key of 'G' ...and sometimes A

    it goes: D (D-A-D) C (C-E-G) G/B (B-D-G) A5 (or A7 or G/A) (A-E-A or A-D-G or A-E-G)

    and starting on the C: C (C-G-E) G/B (B-D-G) G/A (A-D-G) G

    how you play the 'A' arp depends on the key of the song...
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I year ago, I was talking to guitar ace John Jorgenson, just "guitar geeking" out after a show. I mentioned a little guitar figure that was mixed way back in the left channel of the Desert Rose Band's "She Don't Love Nobody", where the arpeggiated guitar with Leslie speeds up; I said to him "that was your Abbey Road moment". He grinned, nodded his head, shook my hand and said "you got it!". Everybody loves that sound.

    It happens here at 0:48-0:55, then more extreme at 1:44-1:51.

     
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