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Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« on: October 22, 2012, 06:44:04 am »
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Crash Into Me - Dave Mathews Band
Father And Son - Cat Stevens
Layla (Unplugged) - Eric Clapton
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Looking for the Heart Of Saturday Night - Tom Waits
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Rose Parade - Elliott Smith
Rotterdam - Beautiful South
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow
Taylor - Jack Johnson
The Cave - Mumford And Sons
The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana
Yellow - Coldplay
Your Revolution Is A Joke - FFAF
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 11:35:55 am »
re: Norwegian Wood

Shouldn't the D-chord in the second bar of the riff be 2-3-2-4, instead of 2-3-0-4 (page 111)? Sounds better (and closer to the sound on the record) to my intermediate ears ...
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 11:02:19 am »
re: Norwegian Wood

No, I was wrong. Now that I've seen Justin's video and listened to the record again, I too can hear that the chord sounds as written in the book.

But on the other hand  ;)  ... I think John Lennon waits half a beat longer on the record before he strums that particular chord, at least most of the times. So the F sharp (or G sharp as it hears with the capo) stays alone for one beat and a half (1-and-2). And then the chord only strums twice, with an up strum on the "and" after 2, and a down strum on 3 immediately afterwards. That way the dissonant chord becomes less obvious.

I realize Justin wrote the riff the way he did to be easer to learn (which worked marvelous for me). It just interesting when you listen really closely to the record and start finding out these little things  :)
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 08:46:42 am »
re: Norwegian Wood

That's one of the fun parts of transcribing. Picking up small details you never noticed casually listening.

It just interesting when you listen really closely to the record and start finding out these little things  :)
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 04:10:59 pm »
re: Norwegian Wood

Try drop d tuning. I play it with drop d tuning now (an idea given to me by a teacher), with drop d you can play all the strings. I strum all strings for all chords. If sounds very good IMO  :)
**Remember that Em and G will need different fingering, apart from that, happy days!**
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 01:16:30 pm »
Re: Yellow

So i dropped the top e to a d#....
But the f#6 sounds very discordant, particularly the open b string.... Is there anything I'm meant to be muting?
Thanks as ever. Am *loving* the books.
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 09:03:55 pm »
@ jcb
re: Yellow

The note from B is the fourth for the chord (with the open D# being the 6th) so there's nothing wrong with the chord itself.
Make sure your tuning is spot on and that you're at the correct fret.
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2014, 06:50:14 am »
But on the other hand  ;)  ... I think John Lennon waits half a beat longer on the record before he strums that particular chord, at least most of the times. So the F sharp (or G sharp as it hears with the capo) stays alone for one beat and a half (1-and-2). And then the chord only strums twice, with an up strum on the "and" after 2, and a down strum on 3 immediately afterwards. That way the dissonant chord becomes less obvious.

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2014, 12:23:33 am »
Sorry if this post is wrong  or in the wrong place. I'm a newbie.

The man who sold the world. I could be wrong but I think the D flat should be a B flat.

Cheers Fra

BTW. The acoustic songbook is worth the price for "The heart of Saturday night" by Tom Waits.

Justins playing and breakdown of the song are brilliant.

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 08:05:41 pm »
A picky little question if anyone knows the answer, especially since both notes seem to work so it kind of doesn't actually matter - for The Man Who Sold The World, Justin's Acoustic Songbook says the chorus is ascending scale lines on the C and F chords. For the C chord though Justin has a Bb instead of a B, which is also what other lessons seem to show (although I found 1 with a B). For the semi tone difference I can't tell whether it's a Bb or a B when I listen to the song. I think it's a B, but then there is dissonance in the song in general so a Bb works quite fine too. Anyone play this song and want to weigh in with an opinion?

The ascending C scale from the Acoustic Songbook, with a Bb instead of a B
   C                 
e|---------------------|
B|-----------------1--|
G|----------0-2-3----|
D|----0-2-3----------|
A|-3------------------|
E|---------------------|

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2021, 09:40:09 pm »
Hi Mari Hadn't listen to that song in a long long time so had to do some checking.
Both David Bowie and Nirvana do the song in Dm (Nirvana is tuned down so technically
in C#m)

The note Bb is in the D minor scale and if the chord progression is out of C major the
Bb would make it C Mixolydian which fits right in with the Dm.
So if I had to put money on it I'd go with Justin's suggested Bb.

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2021, 10:56:49 pm »
Hi Mari Hadn't listen to that song in a long long time so had to do some checking.
Both David Bowie and Nirvana do the song in Dm (Nirvana is tuned down so technically
in C#m)

The note Bb is in the D minor scale and if the chord progression is out of C major the
Bb would make it C Mixolydian which fits right in with the Dm.
So if I had to put money on it I'd go with Justin's suggested Bb.

Thanks Stitch. I don’t know much about modes but that makes perfect sense.
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