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Title: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: Indigo on February 08, 2013, 06:58:13 pm
Lesson Link: http://justinguitar.com/en/SB-116-NorwegianWood-TheBeatles.php

Questions...
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: southguy69 on February 13, 2013, 09:33:13 am
I have played this as per the songbook. What I have found that works really well is tuning to 'drop d' (just tune low E down to a D). That way I can strum all strings, sounds great!
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: Nikhil on February 21, 2013, 07:50:21 pm
Just one query :-

During the song when the lyrics are : - "She asked to stay and she told me to sit anywhere"

We go Dm - G/B . Then Justin uses a hammer on after the G/B for a fraction of a second. How to play that particular hammer on ? I.e which strings to hit and which frets.

Thanks.
Great song and great lesson.
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: shadowscott007 on February 21, 2013, 09:14:09 pm
Open A to the 2nd fret B, 5th string.

Shadow
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: stitch101 on February 21, 2013, 10:15:15 pm
Sorry shadow your not wrong very often  ;)  but it's Open G string to 2nd fret A note. On the video at
12 second mark

Shadows not wrong
Just watched more of the video at the 49 second mark of the video he plays what Shadow posted.
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: justinguitar on February 22, 2013, 01:21:13 pm
Shadow is right! :)
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: 1SteveR on April 20, 2016, 11:36:02 pm
Theory question for you fellow students.

Norwegian Wood seems to be in Key of D;    D,  G,  A,  Em chords all fit nicely.    In the chorus or bridge it seems to change to the key of D min but why does the G and A still sound great if the key is now D min?

Thanks for your time and help.

Steve
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: shadowscott007 on April 21, 2016, 12:17:28 am
Aside from the fact is sounds good... Dm and G coexist in the key of C...

So we jump to a Dm there is kind of a jolt there an increase in tension... it's a key change... and we hang with it for a while... then we go to G, which is in C major along the the preceding Dm.  So that transition is smooth.  Now the next A is going to D.  Which is a 5 going to a 1 chord.

When going to a 1 chord a 5 chord is often altered to a major chord.  If you want to look at it like we started picking chords from the key of C (to grab the Dm and G) you could say we changed the Am to an A to make the resolution to the following D stronger returning us to the original major key.

Or you could look at it as we simply grabbed the Dm from the parallel minor... G sounds good because it is diatonically common to Dm (albeit in a different key, but they work together nonethess), and the song previously established the G to A harmony movement.

(You could look at what I call C major as D Dorian if you are ready to go there.)

Sounds good is good is easier...

Shadow
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: 1SteveR on April 22, 2016, 09:58:22 pm
Thanks for responding Shadow

Getting a bit over my head, so I'll go with "it sounds good" for now.

Steve
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: shadowscott007 on April 22, 2016, 10:37:46 pm
Update.  Two plus two just clicked in my brain from TB in one of Hollywood's recent theory thread.

Could look at it as a change to D melodic minor.  Less words, must be a better explanation.
Title: Re: SB-116 • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Post by: 1SteveR on April 24, 2016, 05:41:58 am
Thanks Shadow;   Melodic minor is a new one for me.  Read a bit about it, and it makes some sense.  Very cool stuff for a novice.  Thanks

Steve