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Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:57:48 am »
I’m trying to figure out how to read a tab for “Brand New Key” by Melody. It says A 3 5 7 and also E 3 5 7. Can anyone tell me how to play that. I can’t figure it out.


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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 06:16:51 am »
It means you play the 3rd 5th 7th fret on the A string and the 3rd 5th 7th
fret on the E string.
This is a bad way to play a standard walk up from C the G and G back to C
Play 3rd fret A string open D string 2nd fret D string.
On the E stri g p,ay the same pattern 3rd E string open A 2nd fret A string
Can you post the tab because I think it's wrong. No use learning with bad tabs.

This may help
https://youtu.be/jor-1peZzho



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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 07:35:56 am »
Try this,Capo on first fret
https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/melanie-brand-new-key-tab-g-s219041
But on the intro and in between lines runs don’t move them up, use the frets shown in the TAB or it will be wrong.
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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 03:48:36 am »
Thanks Stitch & DarrelW.  I don't know how to post the tab.  I did a screenshot, but don't know how to upload it as a .jpg or even if that is allowed on here.  Any advice on how to do that?

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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 03:55:21 am »
You can post a link from the website you are getting the tabs from.

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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 02:03:19 pm »
It’s from the Ultimate-Guitar “TABS” app. Couldn’t find the the link off of it. I just did a search for “Brand New Key”. Two options came up. I picked the second one that said Melanie (not Melanie Safka). Then I picked the second option, again, Version 2.


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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 05:40:48 pm »
This video of Melanie playing BrandNew Key may help.
She is playing a standard alternating bass and the guy playing the
Ovation is doing the walk up and is clearly playing a standard C to G
walk up and back down and does the same to walk down to the F.
The walk up in the tabs is what the Bass player is playing on the record.
https://youtu.be/KJVUqzU7B-Q



 
This is the trouble with tabs they are usually wrong.

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Re: Deciphering Tab - “Brand New Key”
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 09:16:59 pm »
Ok. thanks so much for all your help. I’m going to get this down yet!


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