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Post by viktal » October 9th, 2004, 12:11 pm

In the wish you were here lesson for beginners. the intro sound different on the mp3 than the tab. the strumming is right but the picking in between is different. anybody knows what he is doing?

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Post by dhodge » October 9th, 2004, 1:08 pm

Sometimes I only think I know what I'm doing! :wink:

You can find this written out in Part 2 of this lesson on the Intermediates' page, which is here:

http://www.guitarnoise.com/article.php?id=422


It's "Example #1." Again, my apologies for this, I was so concerned about everyone getting the strumming right and so busy explaining how important it is to not worry about being note-for-note perfect that I forgot to play it exactly as I'd written for the lesson when I recorded it. I just kind of went into "default" mode and played it the way I normally do.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Post by viktal » October 10th, 2004, 9:04 am

we´re only human =P thanks for replying!! :D

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Post by Musenfreund » January 2nd, 2005, 7:40 pm

Posted by Rodejo:
There seems to be a small error in the Wish you were here beginners lesson?

The suggested fingering for the Em7 (see chord chart) indicates the middle fingering on the A string and the index on the D-sting but as also is described later on in the lesson the index finger stays on the same string for both G and Em7 and the middle finger is on the D-string.

This is a great song to play (study) by the way.

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Post by Doug_C » January 23rd, 2005, 3:33 pm

I've just started working on WYWH, and I'm going to admit right up front to being a little numb on this. (And not just because I just came in from shoveling snow. :oops: )

David, would it be correct to copy those lines after "In case you're wondering, here it is written out:" in the Intermediate lesson, and patch them in after Example 1 in ESB #25? (I've got both lessons as Micro$oft Word files, partly for the ability to make additions and changes like that.) That would put those (bars? measures?) just ahead of the first "Play MP3" button in ESB #25, ending up around the top of page 3.

BTW, my first and only Pink Floyd "album" (so far) is "Delicate Sound of Thunder," a two-CD set from a live tour. Maybe once a day now, I play along with "WYWH" just for drill. Only the chords so far, but I'm working on getting it to where some day, somebody may say, "Hey, that's 'Wish You Were Here'. I didn't know you knew that." (Unabashedly plagiarized from David's "Harvest Moon" lesson, ESB #29. :wink: )

Gotta get my calluses built up again, after months of inactivity. (None of that Bryan Adams "played it 'til my fingers bled" stuff, though.)

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Post by Pamparius » April 11th, 2005, 10:38 am

I was also having some troubles at the wish u were here intro... :roll:

its the change from example3 to ex4 which I'm a bit unsure about.

Is the correct chords this (from start to end of intro)

g - em7 - g - em7 - em7 - a7sus4 - a7 - and then the verse?

edit:
now I think maybe I found out whats wrong...
Is it supposed to be:
g - em7 - g - em7 - a7sus4 - a7 - (slight pull lower e) and then the verse?

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Post by Pamparius » April 15th, 2005, 2:34 am

Is the strumming pattern for the chorus DDUUDU ?

So it would be:
C-------------D----------- AM ---------G
DDUUDU DDUUDU DDUUDU DDUUDU

D------------C------------AM-----------G
DDUUDU DDUUDU DDUUDU DDUUDU


:D


Won't this be going a bit too fast if there's supposed to be one chord per beat(4/4)?
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Post by Pamparius » April 15th, 2005, 12:49 pm

Oh my glorius God!

After hours in my loft playing guitar and studying, I've finally managed it!
Both the strumming and the rhytm, and the chordchange. My first song. I'm swelling of pride! 8)

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Post by Musenfreund » April 16th, 2005, 4:48 am

8)
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Post by Musenfreund » July 13th, 2005, 4:46 am

Nostra asks:
hope its ok im asking it here,didnt want to start a new post on this one.
my problem is that i cant under nothing at all in how to play this song,i did fine until the part of "Example #2B",i was able to strum the "Example #1"[basic rythem]but i got lost after that.
i dont understand what i need to do in #2B at all.
i hope any 1 can help me
thx allot
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Post by Musenfreund » July 13th, 2005, 4:53 am

How did you do with example 2A?

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In example 2B

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David is suggesting that you improvise a pattern like 2a, either exactly like it or something like it. The slashes indicate partial chords -- hitting some of the notes (strings) but not all of them. You can play around with it until you find something that's comfortable and works.
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Post by nostra » July 13th, 2005, 8:30 am

i dunno its just hard 4 me.
i cant start "free styling",in the "house of the rising sun" it was very clear what i should now i dont understand.
on example #2A,do i need to strum it or just pick ever one?['cuz i see
things like this:
- - -3
- - -0
does it mean i have to play 'em on the same time or just do the 0 and right after to do the 3?..
i dunno why its so complicted to me.
ill give it another try right now and will edit this post and see what's up.
thx allot!

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Post by art&lutherie » July 13th, 2005, 8:40 am

nostra wrote:i dunno its just hard 4 me.
i cant start "free styling",in the "house of the rising sun" it was very clear what i should now i dont understand.
on example #2A,do i need to strum it or just pick ever one?['cuz i see
things like this:
- - -3
- - -0
does it mean i have to play 'em on the same time or just do the 0 and right after to do the 3?..
i dunno why its so complicted to me.
ill give it another try right now and will edit this post and see what's up.
thx allot!
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Post by nostra » July 13th, 2005, 8:44 am

man,i can let my cat walk on the guitar and it will even sound better.
i dont even know what i should play.
is this is the start of the solo?[on the start of the song].
art&lutherie wrote:
nostra wrote:i dunno its just hard 4 me.
i cant start "free styling",in the "house of the rising sun" it was very clear what i should now i dont understand.
on example #2A,do i need to strum it or just pick ever one?['cuz i see
things like this:
- - -3
- - -0
does it mean i have to play 'em on the same time or just do the 0 and right after to do the 3?..
i dunno why its so complicted to me.
ill give it another try right now and will edit this post and see what's up.
thx allot!
If notes are stacked like that yes play them both at the same time at this point accuracy is probably not all there so play SLOOOOOOW! and eventually the speed will come

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Post by Musenfreund » July 13th, 2005, 9:35 am

Try strumming the chord gently. And instead of trying to play exactly the strings David's listed, think of it this way -- you don't need to strum all the strings. If you do, that's fine. If you want to occasionally strum the treble strings and occasionally strum the bass strings, that's great. Play with it a bit. And if it's easier for now to strum the whole chord, that's fine too.
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