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Postby fleaaaaaa » September 16th, 2009, 12:35 am

Hey I'm looking for songs - new or old - to play without any barre chords.

I am also looking for songs that use D minor and no Barre chords.

If anyone has any suggestions that would be excellent,


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Postby JoeHempel » September 16th, 2009, 3:06 am

There are a TON of songs that don't use barre chords. Off the top of my head, not sure about Dm and no barres.

789 by the Barenaked Ladies is one that I just thought of, it's a quirky kids song, but fun for adults too. No barres, and a Dm. The chords are Am, Dm, G, Cadd9, E
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Postby greybeard » September 16th, 2009, 3:18 am

Some of Dylan's stuff is 3-chord, maybe 4. Knockin' on Heaven's Door is G-C-D-Am
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Postby eyeplayguitar » September 16th, 2009, 4:48 am

Hey Joe by Hendrix is C G D A E
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Postby KR2 » September 16th, 2009, 5:21 am

Norwegian Wood starts with a D chord (and uses a hammer-on with the pinky) and has Dminor
:note2: "she asked me stay and told me to sit anywhere" :note2:
Dminor is strummed while singing these two lines (with a G chord on 'anywhere')
:note2: "so I looked around and noticed there wasn't a chair" :note2: (E minor on 'chair')
Capo on 2nd

Does 'hammer-on using pinky' strike anyone else as oxymoronic?
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Postby Ande » September 16th, 2009, 5:58 am

Does 'hammer-on using pinky' strike anyone else as oxymoronic?


What else could you hammer it on with?



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Postby KR2 » September 16th, 2009, 6:10 am

I'm not even going to touch that line. :mrgreen:
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Postby Minotaur » September 16th, 2009, 7:07 am

fleaaaaaa wrote:Hey I'm looking for songs - new or old - to play without any barre chords.

I am also looking for songs that use D minor and no Barre chords.

If anyone has any suggestions that would be excellent,


Thanks


Some in my songbook...

Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot. E Emaj7 B7 A D.
Heart of Gold - Neil Young. Em D C G.
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison. C D G.
Horse With No Name - America. Em Dadd6add9 (or is it Dadd9add6? weird but it works).
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding. G B7 C A E Em D D7. There is one Fmaj in the bridge, but I'll bet you could get away with an Fmaj7. Must try. Definitely the "little Fmaj" will work.
Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan. A D E.
Bad Moon Rising - CCR. A D G.
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band. C D G
Get Back - The Beatles. It's a shuffle in A D
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon. Open D C G is one way to play it that works.
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheels. D Am7 A7sus4 C A G7 G.
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Tha Band. G Em C/B C Am A7 Cmaj7 Dsus4.
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum. A D E
House of the Rising Sun - Animals (if you want to arpeggio); strum 6/8 everyone else. Am C D F ("little F" is even better, maybe even Fmaj7) E.
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Postby TRGuitar » September 17th, 2009, 2:23 am

I take it barre chords give you trouble?
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Postby KR2 » September 17th, 2009, 4:15 am

Dogbite and Fleaaaaa collaborated in one of my all time favorite GN songs
Arjen sang the lyrics . . . mine :mrgreen:
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Postby rparker » September 17th, 2009, 9:12 am

Just a few oldies off the top of my head that use Dm in them as well as you asked.

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
Still The Same - Bob Seger
Angie (an "easy" version) - The Rolling Stones
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Clapton
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
The Road To Hell - Chris Rea (although the F does sound better in this one played full barred)
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Postby fleaaaaaa » September 18th, 2009, 12:21 am

I actually can play Barre chords but I'm looking for suggestions for my students who are still at a very early stage and would find Barre chords too tricky. I like stuck in the middle if you, that one I will most defiantely use. :) Any more?
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Postby daven » September 18th, 2009, 7:40 am

"Breaking up is hard to do" The Carpenters G,C,F,Em,Am,Dm (Neil Sedaka's version is much more complex)
"The Keys in the Mailbox" D,A7,G
"Silhouettes on the Shade" G,Em,Am,D (or D7) Herman's Hermits
"Can't Help Falling In Love With You" C,Em,Am,F,G,B7 Elvis
"Dream Lover" G,Em,D7,C,Am7 (leave out the key change on the final verse)
"I love This Bar" G,C,D,Bm,A,E (or Em can't recall)
"Baby You Can Drive My Car" G7,D7,Bm,A,E,D,G The Beatles
"Livin' On Love" A,E,D Alan Jackson
"Build Me Up, Buttercup" G,C,Am,F,Dm The Temptations

I use a xx3211 F and a xx4432 Bm in these
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Postby EMT » September 29th, 2009, 5:37 pm

barre cord? that's using just one finger for a couple strings right?

edit: never mind, looked it up. thanks
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