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Old 02-04-2007, 09:33 AM   #26
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ok, i give in, i notice that even doctors use capos

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Old 02-04-2007, 09:54 AM   #27
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Pretty good jj... :D

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Old 02-04-2007, 09:54 AM   #28
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Pretty good jj... :D

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Old 02-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #29
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The Gordster must have quite flexible fingers! If I tried to do an A formation like that I'd end up either muting the high E string or playing an A6.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #30
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Looks to me like the Harmony chord is just a good ol' G major to me. His 4th finger seems to be off the finger board. If he's hitting the high G (capo not withstanding,) with his 4th finger,then he's adding a D to the chord.

How many folks play a G that way with the first 3 fingers and how many of you play it with the 2nd 3rd and 4th finger leaving the index finger free?

I've seen Gord do it both ways depending on the individual need. I tend to play it with the the index finger free. Its easier to do a C/G that way.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:33 PM   #31
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Hello Paul, I know that the famous "A" chord, your supposed to be able to play the high E string open. But when you play the chord "A", such as pic #1, the high E is muted.

But remember the correct way to play it, is with fingers, 1,2 and 3. and leave the high E open.

Depends on the player I guess...

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Old 02-04-2007, 03:33 PM   #32
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Hello Paul, I know that the famous "A" chord, your supposed to be able to play the high E string open. But when you play the chord "A", such as pic #1, the high E is muted.

But remember the correct way to play it, is with fingers, 1,2 and 3. and leave the high E open.

Depends on the player I guess...

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Old 02-04-2007, 03:40 PM   #33
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You may be right Mike, I myself can't tell.

But I agree with you that to leave the index free, its easier to go from "G" to "C", if that is what you meant.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:40 PM   #34
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You may be right Mike, I myself can't tell.

But I agree with you that to leave the index free, its easier to go from "G" to "C", if that is what you meant.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:10 PM   #35
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and i think RMD right on the E9 hunch (or or E9 +3 = G9 if you want to join the anal crowd)
Just to clarify....I have no idea what the heck the chord is, and the E9 "suspended sentence" remark was a lame attempt at humor.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:39 PM   #36
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Quote:
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quote:Originally posted by Jesse-Joe:
Pressing down the 2nd, 3rd and 4th string on the 2nd fret
but according to my math, he's pressing down on the 4th fret, not the 2nd

capo players who call out the chords at jams make bassists, keyboardists and naked guitarists (capo-less) go crazy, lol...it's a B chord

this game got too complicated, lol...

ok, payback time...what this chord?:



(ok, i realize that judging by his expression the right answer could be "the wrong chord!" lol)
[/QUOTE]I think it's one of the chords he plays on Sundown... a variation of an E5. Just a wild guess, but that's what it looks like to me.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:40 PM   #37
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And all my guesses are relative to the capo. In other words, the capo is the nut.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:45 PM   #38
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Anyway here's Pic #3...





By the way Gord said in an interview, that his favorite guitar chord is "A"

Mine has long been the first chord Ive ever learned..."D"

What is yours, if you have one?
My guess is a G7 variation. Just a wild guess. I suppose I could dig out one of the guitars and try it out... but it's time for bed!
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:59 PM   #39
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that's interesting regarding Restless and LWBH, love em both! and i think RMD right on the E9 hunch (or or E9 +3 = G9 if you want to join the anal crowd)...no clue if that's CYC, i only ever listened that 1x

i only can cope with 2nds, 4ths, 6ths, maj or dom 7ths...i lose count when you get to 9, 11, 13ths

credit for that clear B&W photo goes to wendell phillips, no relation to wilson

that Harmony pic is tough to zoom in on but looks like my fave chord and leave to someone else for #3

hey, as you capo-ers know, the entire album is played with capo on 2nd fret...wish Gord would play the entire album for a set and wouldn't have to worry about going out of tune

#4 ...don't want to hijack your quiz, joe but what's the name of this one?



...definitely NOT my fave to grip!
What is the picture of the baby supposed to mean?
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:03 AM   #40
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[#4 ...don't want to hijack your quiz, joe but what's the name of this one?



...definitely NOT my fave to grip!
What is the picture of the baby supposed to mean?
Bill [/QB][/QUOTE]

Great question Bill it looks to me like the baby is playing TADA TADA!!
its umbilickel chord!!!
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:03 AM   #41
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[#4 ...don't want to hijack your quiz, joe but what's the name of this one?



...definitely NOT my fave to grip!
What is the picture of the baby supposed to mean?
Bill [/QB][/QUOTE]

Great question Bill it looks to me like the baby is playing TADA TADA!!
its umbilickel chord!!!
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #42
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that's interesting regarding Restless and LWBH, love em both! and i think RMD right on the E9 hunch (or or E9 +3 = G9 if you want to join the anal crowd)...no clue if that's CYC, i only ever listened that 1x

i only can cope with 2nds, 4ths, 6ths, maj or dom 7ths...i lose count when you get to 9, 11, 13ths

credit for that clear B&W photo goes to wendell phillips, no relation to wilson

that Harmony pic is tough to zoom in on but looks like my fave chord and leave to someone else for #3

hey, as you capo-ers know, the entire album is played with capo on 2nd fret...wish Gord would play the entire album for a set and wouldn't have to worry about going out of tune

#4 ...don't want to hijack your quiz, joe but what's the name of this one?



...definitely NOT my fave to grip!
Umbilical Cord...Joke from: jj # 831. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Not a guitar chord of course... :D
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #43
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Originally posted by jj:
that's interesting regarding Restless and LWBH, love em both! and i think RMD right on the E9 hunch (or or E9 +3 = G9 if you want to join the anal crowd)...no clue if that's CYC, i only ever listened that 1x

i only can cope with 2nds, 4ths, 6ths, maj or dom 7ths...i lose count when you get to 9, 11, 13ths

credit for that clear B&W photo goes to wendell phillips, no relation to wilson

that Harmony pic is tough to zoom in on but looks like my fave chord and leave to someone else for #3

hey, as you capo-ers know, the entire album is played with capo on 2nd fret...wish Gord would play the entire album for a set and wouldn't have to worry about going out of tune

#4 ...don't want to hijack your quiz, joe but what's the name of this one?



...definitely NOT my fave to grip!
Umbilical Cord...Joke from: jj # 831. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Not a guitar chord of course... :D
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:18 PM   #44
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Well, I play the mini-barre A chord, don't mute the high E, and I don't think my fingers are hyper-extended. For some reason (I have no idea why), that's how I first learned to play the A. I think my guitar teacher taught me to play it that way. I had trouble with it for a few weeks, then finally played it cleanly on his Taylor. It took a few more days to play it cleanly on my Martin. Now I usually play the barre (well, on the rare occasion when I play), although I use the 3 fingered version occasionally depending on the chord progression.

As I recall, the trick to it is consciously pressing down with the middle of your finger, while simultaneously consciously lifting the base. Sounds tough, I agree, but that's how I learned it.

Now if I could only play the rest of the chords.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:07 PM   #45
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... depending on the chord progression.
agreed, so accurately and concisely worded!

and not just A, but seem to play 'em all (all 3 of them, lol) with different fingering depending on where one just came from and where one's headed next, whether fretboard or keyboard

maybe that's a bad habit but one tends to develop those (as long as the outcome is tolerable) when one's never having a proper lesson

same can be said of one's golf swing, lol...baby step back
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:07 PM   #46
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... depending on the chord progression.
agreed, so accurately and concisely worded!

and not just A, but seem to play 'em all (all 3 of them, lol) with different fingering depending on where one just came from and where one's headed next, whether fretboard or keyboard

maybe that's a bad habit but one tends to develop those (as long as the outcome is tolerable) when one's never having a proper lesson

same can be said of one's golf swing, lol...baby step back
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:32 PM   #47
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ya know - i have to take Val at her word since I've never seen her even hold a geetar!
lol



Hey Cathy - got any pics of Val strummin a geetar??
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ya know - i have to take Val at her word since I've never seen her even hold a geetar!
lol



Hey Cathy - got any pics of Val strummin a geetar??
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:16 PM   #49
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2nd picture looks like my fav.Gordchord. Farewell to Annebelle- E drone,Sundown-E5, Sea of Tran.- E no3rd. Pick a name,their all the same! Pretty much the ultimate Gordchord.To simplify,The "E-Gord"!! Thats my guess on #2
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I'm afraid I'm not playing an A in the one or two posed pictures of me with my guitar.

But several Lightheads did see me play it back in 2002 (I think it was), in my living room in CT after a group of us met for dinner. All the guitar players played a nice slow version of SDYS, at about the speed I could handle. So they all would have seen me play the A that way.

It's true. Really!
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