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IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« on: December 03, 2010, 02:41:29 pm »
« Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 05:13:10 pm by justinguitar »
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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 02:33:34 am »
I Have a suggestion for a song with A and E barre chords Pennyroyal tea from the unplugged (nirvana), is tune up half step down and it´s not too hard to transcribe uses major chords

I hope many of you have a go transcibing it


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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 10:09:31 am »
Confetti by the Lemonheads uses mostly open chords, but with a B during the instrumental breaks. The strumming's quite fast, and it might be a good song to play if you want someone to kind of sort of get the hint that maybe things are going in a direction where maybe your relationship is strong enough to allow you to start seeing other people.
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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 03:49:58 pm »
hey guys i was transcribing most of the songs in intermediate songs 3 sound like g c and d is it right or do i need to listen more i am transcribing get it on by t rex and jus hoping if i was rightr

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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 04:18:41 pm »
And what song would you be talking about?

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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 07:16:40 pm »
i fought the law.
think i can work out the chords for the main chorus / verse, but... 2 questions please!
1) would you proper players play this on open chords or barres?
2) any clues on the opening riff? one of the great ones, surely. in need of help!
thanks as ever!
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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 07:58:14 pm »
A bit of transcribing advice, please :)

I've just transcribed Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' and got  | C#min   B | A           B | repeated. It sounds about right to me.

Reason I'm a little unsure is that after some transcribing I usually check in Justin's Beginners Songbook, Youtube or one of the many tab sites to double check my results. Anyway, in this case Justin as well as everyone else seems to be playing | Am     G | F      G | repeated and sounds nothing like the original. I'm guessing the different key is to make it easier to sing or avoid the barre chords.

Another reason I think I might be off with the C#min is Justin is asking to transcribe this song in Stage 3, yet we don't learn the A-shape minor chords until Stage 4.

My ears deceiving me? Thanks.
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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 09:26:39 pm »
Did you transcribe from a Bob Dylan version, or one of the many covers?

In the song book, there's a note about capo position which implies that the original started on Am, Jimi Hendrix started on Cm, and U2 started on C#m, so you could well be right.

If you want conformation, post a link to the version you used and someone (well, me at least) can give a second opinion. :)

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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2013, 09:47:39 pm »
According to Songsterr you've correctly transcribed it.
http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/bob-dylan-all-along-the-watchtower-chords-s61615

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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2013, 10:31:06 pm »
Did you transcribe from a Bob Dylan version, or one of the many covers?

In the song book, there's a note about capo position which implies that the original started on Am, Jimi Hendrix started on Cm, and U2 started on C#m, so you could well be right.

If you want conformation, post a link to the version you used and someone (well, me at least) can give a second opinion. :)

Cheers. It is Bob Dylan's version > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YanjY9CsPDQ. I have Justin's Beginner's songbook, with this in and it doesn't mention a capo. Just Am-G-F-G all way through. Obviously done to avoid all the barres.

According to Songsterr you've correctly transcribed it.
http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/bob-dylan-all-along-the-watchtower-chords-s61615

Ahh....I didn't see that one. Sounds like the original. Thanks a lot  :)
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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 12:00:02 am »
Yup, I concur: C#m, B, A, B

In the 1st edition of the song book it says that you don't need a capo to play along with the original, but capo 3rd fret for JH or 4th fret for U2 in the "Hard chord changes" panel on page 121.

Trust your ears, though - they were right! :)

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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 10:45:17 am »
@misterg

Yes, I see that bit about the capo now. Maybe my ears are better than my eyes  ::)

So, really, U2 played it in the same key as the original and Hendrix's version is a semitone down.
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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2013, 01:46:41 pm »
In memory of Lou Reed, I'm learning Sweet Jane as my Foundation 3 song.  Only a few chords, but all barre chords -- both A shaped and E.  Great practice and it rocks.

Here's a video of Lou explaining how to play the riff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48YSd-EPFo&list=PLpQaBq0-sW5xIR2H6m9Yz9m6BBXC1lGxl

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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2017, 09:25:27 am »
I'm doing T-Rex ' Bang a Gong'  from the Intermediate songs 3. It's an awesome song!

What I'm wondering is should I be able to do the whole song at this point? I figured out a couple Major chords in it, but the majority of the song seems to be a blues shuffle with a riff played on top of it. While I think I know where the shuffle and riff are played I'm struggling with them and don't think I will get them exactly.

Should I move to something else and come back to it at a later date?  I do love the song and would love to know how to play the whole thing.


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Re: IM-137 • Songs for Foundation 3
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2017, 11:11:40 am »
Changing key sort of happens all the time.

It usually depends upon singer's or singers' preference(s) or the guitarists easy option choice
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