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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2015, 12:57:14 am »
The intro is Dm.  The song proper is in D.  The solos are is pretty much right out of Dm pent. 

It doesn't stay within in a single diatonic scale key.  (Rock and Roll baby!) 

I'm starting to realize that this is really common. I was thinking that learning some basic music theory was going to make the chord progressions in my favorite songs make a lot of sense. Then I started examining them and nobody stays diatonic! They make stuff major instead of minor (or vice versa) all the time. Outside of Stage 1-3 songs from the BSB, I don't think I've seen a single song stay diatonic. And I suspect Justin may have done some adjustments on some of those songs to make them easier to play. This voyage into music theory has been less useful than I was expecting. Educational yes. Useful, less so.
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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 07:27:34 am »
SiegeFrog - actually it's massively useful!

LOADS of songs are diatonic (like nearly all RHCP!) and often if there's outside chords out of the key they'll just have one or two, usually something called Secondary Dominants (look up the lesson in jazz area!) and to play on the tunes you'll use major based notes and step out for the SD'd where you'll play chord tones.

Blues is outside the rules, but modern blues (like Ford or Carlton) requires deep theory knowledge!
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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2015, 10:09:36 am »
Thank you guys for the replies! Seems like it's more complex than I expected... but also more interesting  ;)

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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2017, 10:39:51 pm »
Hi, I'm learning to play Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi and have a question about picking the intro.

In the lesson he recommends picking down, up, down, up. But I feel more comfortable picking down, down, down, up. Dddu seems more efficient but am I better off sticking with alternate picks dudu so that it flows better similarly to how you keep you strumming arm moving when playing chords? In spite of the three notes moving up strings in a row.

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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2017, 12:26:16 am »
Justin is a big proponent of alternate picking, so that's what he suggests and what he uses. However, like you, I find it awkward for this passage, so I tend to do something else. Either ddud or dddu. In the end, you have to decide what works for you and what sounds best to your ears.


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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2019, 09:30:38 am »
The question was raised on the Mode for this song.. in particular Dorian Mode.. I was thinking the same but it turns out to be Myxolidian mode..

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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2019, 09:01:46 pm »
        Hi all in  the bon jov I song dead or alive do you play four down strums for each chord

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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2019, 09:51:18 pm »
Have you watched Justin's lesson for this song?
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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2019, 10:32:01 pm »
Have you watched Justin's lesson for this song?

I don't think jump has watch any of the video lessons or even been to the website.

@jump the easy play through with Justin starts at 4:30 on lesson video BS-702
or you can type in Dead or Alive in the search box at tbe top of the main page on the
web site. Or you can go the the first post by Justin in this thread and click on the link.

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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2019, 10:41:56 pm »
@ jump
I just read though some of you old posts. It seem you started learning
guitar in Dec 2018. That's less than 3 months and you're trying to play a
stage 7 song.
Do yourself a big favor and go to Justin's web site and do the beginner course
from the beginning. It free and will teach you what you need to learn.
Feel free to continue to ask question here on the forum and we will do our best
to help you learn.

And to answer you question about We Wish You A Marry Christmas the sheet
music with all the chords are on the website to down load for free.
It is a song in public domain so Justin can give the music away for free.
He also has a lesson video of the song on the same page.

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Re: BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2019, 11:19:12 pm »
@ jump
I just read though some of you old posts. It seem you started learning
guitar in Dec 2018. That's less than 3 months and you're trying to play a
stage 7 song.
Do yourself a big favor and go to Justin's web site and do the beginner course
from the beginning. It free and will teach you what you need to learn.
Feel free to continue to ask question here on the forum and we will do our best
to help you learn.

And to answer you question about We Wish You A Marry Christmas the sheet
music with all the chords are on the website to down load for free.
It is a song in public domain so Justin can give the music away for free.
He also has a lesson video of the song on the same page.

Jump I would have to agree with Stitch. And I also mentioned in one of your previous threads about not getting ahead of yourself. And in case folks think people here are unfriendly, most of the time they are trying to give the best guidance based on the facts presented to us. And as such we are only trying pass advice from our own experiences and observations. For me that's helping folk not stuffing up like I did for many years.

So Jump, DoA might be a tad advance for you at present but if you feel its something you need to do please follow Justin's lesson on the website

https://www.justinguitar.com/songs/bon-jovi-wanted-dead-or-alive-chords-tabs-guitar-lesson-bs-702

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