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Postby steve_jo » September 2nd, 2006, 7:59 am

ok the above previewd ok but didn't end up the same

long hand for the verse rhythm

1 D
a
& D
a
2 D
a
& D quieter
a U quieter
3 D
a
& D
a
4 D
a
& D quieter
a U quieter

Cheers
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Postby Terestron » September 10th, 2006, 10:56 am

In the chorus...the C chord is connected by an arch..what does that mean?
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Postby plautzi » September 11th, 2006, 12:50 am

@ steve_jo: thanks, that helped a lot.

@ Terestron: read the article "Standard Notation by Tom Serb" and you'll find:

"There's one other way we can extend note values, by using another rhythmic symbol called the tie. Ties are curved lines that connect two notes of the same pitch (we'll have other names for curved lines that connect different pitches later on). This is a way we can write a note that lasts for an odd amount of time, like five beats. When you encounter a tie, you play the first note, and hold it for the value of both."

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Postby virgo65 » September 12th, 2007, 4:59 pm

On the David Hodge lesson ,in the 2b example of the verse. After the two bass notes ,the rythm of the chords it is down and up strokes or only two downstrokes?
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Postby virgo65 » September 21st, 2007, 4:22 pm

? :roll:
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Postby Musenfreund » September 21st, 2007, 7:04 pm

I think down and up.
Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon
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Postby virgo65 » October 2nd, 2007, 5:54 pm

On the David Hodge lesson ,the verse it is only downstrokes or up and down?
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Postby virgo65 » December 17th, 2007, 5:24 pm

I want to know the strumming of this 2 parts:The Chorus and the last 4 mesures of the Outro in the David lesson.Thanks! :)
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Postby Ervie » March 10th, 2008, 4:07 pm

was just wondering what a good strum pattern is for the verses and chorus would be. I was trying the ddud but didnt sound right. So help would be great.
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Postby rmorash » March 10th, 2008, 4:19 pm

There is a lesson by David Hodge in the Easy Songs for Beginners section of the lessons on this site. It has several embellishments that might be what you are looking for.

http://www.guitarnoise.com/lessons/heart-of-gold/

Oops classic case of hands working faster than brain..... this song is discussed in the Guitar Noise lessons forum

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4057
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Postby Ervie » March 10th, 2008, 5:11 pm

yes thankyou very much
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Postby rparker » March 10th, 2008, 5:19 pm

Hi Ervie, welcome to GN.

David's lesson will get you there. Despite the easy chords, it's a tough one to pick up. I tried early on and bagged it for quite some time. I do it and enjoy it now though. The timing of the strumming is key. I also add a bit of emphasis to some of the strums for personality too.

Oh, and eventually, on the intro, try an Em7.

Enjoy!
Roy

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Postby dogbite » March 10th, 2008, 5:53 pm

you are right about the timing. it is so easy for Neil because it's his.
the pedal steel part is actually a lot easier.

I think you have the idea. I would just Neil it up. play with feeling; but not necessarily louder.
that's the trick.
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Postby rparker » March 10th, 2008, 6:19 pm

dogbite wrote:but not necessarily louder.
that's the trick.


Good point. The only word I could come up with was 'emphasis'. I'm sure there's a proper term. :oops:
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Postby Ervie » March 10th, 2008, 7:29 pm

well i have it all figured out except the chorus strumming and the Cmaj 7/9 with the fill in at g
the funny thing is i used to really dislike neil young. (im even Canadian) but since i started playing guitar i have a lot
more appreciation for all music
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