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BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« on: November 28, 2008, 01:42:35 am »
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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 09:33:24 pm »
For anyone who wants to add more interest to this song, there is a nice little melody line you can 'extract' from A chord. Try transcribing it first, it's easy.
It goes like this:

              A

e---------0----------0---------------
B---------2-----0--------2--0--------
G---------2---2---2-----------2---2--
D---------2---------------------2----
A-----0---0--------------------------
X-------------------------------------

                                                                                                                  
You can also try adding Dsus4 on D, for example: down down up down up, pause(D still ringing), down up  down(on Dsus4)  up, and back to A. It fits nice with the melody  :)

Hope that helps.
   
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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 06:55:09 pm »
I've only been playing a couple weeks so if this is a silly question please be kind. 

In the video tutorial Justin mentions that an alternative style for playing this song is to strum on the off-beats.  However, since there is very little going on with the simple 4 down strums per measure, I logically don't understand how playing on beat or off beat makes any difference (both methods result in 4 downstrokes in a measure). 

Is it simply meant to slightly change the "alignment" of when the lyrics are sung vs when the strums occur?

Thinking like an artist rather than an engineer might take some time...

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 09:10:27 am »
I felt like this too.  The best thing to do is tap your foot to the beat, and strum between the beats.  It works better if you have an accomplice who can play a tambourine or marraca :)

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 02:28:21 pm »
Right, I don't really understand you Sharkus but I'll take a stab. The song on the the beats is 4 down strums, so 1 2 3 4. All down, what Justin does is add another down strum in-between the 1 2 3 4 so it ends up 1&2&3&4& with a down strum on both the number and &. It makes it sound a bit more reggae.

Hope that makes sense.

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 01:41:13 am »
So as I understand in a sense it'll be 8 strums? I thought on the numbers it would be a miss.


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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 09:09:19 pm »
So as I understand in a sense it'll be 8 strums? I thought on the numbers it would be a miss.


You strum only on the "ands" (+)

1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

It makes the "alignment" different with the vocal and sounds more reggae as stated earlier.
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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 02:34:26 am »
"Is it simply meant to slightly change the "alignment" of when the lyrics are sung vs when the strums occur?

Thinking like an artist rather than an engineer might take some time..."

Yes, everybody starts at the same time, but some start with a -rest-.

So if a vocal starts on the downbeat and you play a rest... it's going to sound decidedly different than if you play a strum in unison with the vocal.
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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009, 12:58:59 pm »
Hi

can anyone please tell me what tempo this should be paid in

thanks

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 10:55:33 pm »
Hi

can anyone please tell me what tempo this should be paid in

thanks

It doesn't really matter imo., you can play it on what ever tempo you like. Jimi played it in variable tempos. On the record its "abit faster" and if you go check live performanses it's usually abit slower tempoed. I think you just have to feel the chords and vibes from the song and go with it .. :) though you can always google some metronome and play it against the record and check the tempo.

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2009, 03:35:24 am »
QUESTION!!!!!!
Dear Justin
Thank you for your marvellous lessons, I've learnt a lot these days!!

For playing songs, should I still follow the strum pattern? Like if I'm playing the D-chord, should I only strum from the fourth string to the lowest string, as usual? or should I strum every string?

One more thing is that, I don't know how to read the beat.
like,
        A                  A
Don't worry about a thing

when should I strum A-chord? at"worry"? or at "Don't"?
and when should I strum another A chord? at "thing" or at "about"

Thank you for you time~

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 11:20:57 am »
Everey A means a bar (4 strums)

You start the new bar at the word.

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 11:50:26 pm »
I have chosen this to be my first song because I know it well and I love a bit 'o' Bob. (Redemption song would be great too)  ;)
This is a revealtion!!

I found this below** or is the fact i'm reading it like this ruining my progress of learning it the right way?
Apologies if i'm wrong in posting these chords..

So every time I see a letter on here I strum it 4 times (apart from the obvious intro) right??

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Intro: A A A A


Chorus:

A
Don't worry, about a thing

       D                              A
Cause' every little thing, gonna be alright

       (A)
Singin' don't worry, about a thing

       D                              A
Cause' every little thing, gonna be alright


Verse:

A
Rise up this mornin'

               E
Smile with the rising sun

             D                 A
three little birds pirch by my doorstep

       (A)
Singin' sweet songs

           E
of melodys pure and true

       D                   A
sayin', this my message to you-oo-oo


Chorus:

        A
Singin' don't worry, about a thing

       D                                   A
Cause' every little thing, (is) gonna be alright

       (A)
Singin' don't worry, (don't worry) about a thing

       D                              A
Cause' every little thing, gonna be alright

(Verse)

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

(Chorus)Fade

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 09:00:35 am »
Hey Guys,
Just starting out & trying to learn this song. I too was unsure when to change chords but I reckon martojo124's explanation sorted that out.
Couple of points though:
When watching the video, J appears to change to the D chord on the word "Cause" (every little thing) whereas the lyrics / tab shows the change at "every".
Similarly, in the verse, I reckon J changed to the A chord at "Three" (little birds) rather than "birds". Am I reading one or the other incorrectly?
Also, my middle finger has "calloused-up" & I get this little line running thru. I find lightly filing the callous to take the bumps away helps but is this a smart thing to do?
Thanks.

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Re: ST-515 • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 04:24:22 pm »
Sorry if I sound a little bit stupid in asking the previous question. I am a little slow sometimes at understanding things.

You are not alone....in fact, I think I'm more stupid....(I'm actually)
I keep hearing a down-strum and a 'knock' for the 'and' as in 1 -knock-2-knock-3-knock-4....Was Justin using the metronome to produce the 'knocking' beat?

Sorry, I even sound silly..... 

 

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