Skip to content
Down By The River -...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Down By The River - Neil Young

4 Posts
3 Users
0 Reactions
608 Views
(@rparker)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 21 years ago
Posts: 5480
Topic starter  

Hi All, I saw this song on the Hear Here forum posted by muchavo and decided to post it in the Easy Songs section. While not easy, it's not hard as heck to do. It provides great practice for palm muting, varying degrees of string striking and partial chord strumming.

The chords are simple except for the Bm, which is a barre chord. For those that can't barre yet, I'm sure someone has a short-cut that will do and will post if needed.

If you're not a Neil Young fan, you may not have heard this tune. Just type in "Neil Young Down By The River" into youtube and you'll find a ton of examples.

This is a great tune to tweek the tempo and energy on a bit if you like. I play it rather hard and even increase it as I'm playing. Also, in between chorus and verses, they normally do a rather lengthy jam live.

It's really a multi-guitar song, but you can do the chords by yourself and still get the vibe. Because this is a two guitar song, you might want to learn either the lead or the rhythm and have a mate learn the other part. I'll enclose the rhythm as I found it on-line and the lead as I exported from Guitar Pro.

Rhythm:
{c:Intro}
[Em7] [A] [Em7] [A]
[Em7]Be on my side, I'll [A]be on your side, baby, [Em7]there is no reason for [A]you to hide
[Em7]It's so hard for me [A]stay'in here all alone [Em7]when you could be takin' [A]me for a ride[Cmaj7] [Bm]
[Cmaj7]She could drag me [Bm]over the rainbow [C]and send me [Bm]away [D]

{c:Chorus}
[G]Down [D]by the ri[A]ver [G]I [D]shot my ba[A]by
[G]Down [D]by the ri[A]ver, [Em7]dead, [A]ooh, [Em7]shot her [A]dead

{c:Intro }

[Em7]You take my hand, [A]I'll take your hand [Em7]together we may get a[A]way
[Em7]This much madness is [A]too much sorrow [Em7]it's impossible to [A]make it today [Cmaj7] [Bm]
[Cmaj7]She could drag me [Bm]over the rainbow [C]and send me a[Bm]way [D]

{c:Chorus}

[Em7]Be on my side, I'll [A]be on your side, baby, [Em7]there is no reason for [A]you to hide
[Em7]It's so hard for me [A]staying here all alone [Em7]when you could be takin' [A]me for a ride[Cmaj7] [Bm]
[Cmaj7]She could drag me [Bm]over the rainbow [C]and send me a[Bm]way [D]

Lead:
Down By The River

Neil Young
Guitar 2

W H S S E S S E
E||-------------------|---------------------------|
B||-------------------|----------------3----------|
G||-------------------|-----------2s-4----4s-2-0--|
D||-------------------|---------------------------|
A||-------------------|---------------------------|
E||-------------------|---------------------------|

|-3| |-3| |-3| |--3-|
H E E S E S E S E Q. S S E E S S S
-----------------------------|------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------3------------|
-----------------------------|-----0------2s-4-------4s-2-0-|
--2-----------2--0-2--0-2--0-|--2---------------------------|
-----------------------------|------------------------------|
-----------------------------|------------------------------|

|-3| |-3| |-3|
H E E S E S E S E E Q Q E E
-----------------------------|--------------------------|
-----------------------------|--------------------------|
-----------------------------|--------------------------|
--2--------L--2--0-2--0----0-|------------------/4--L--|
------------------------2----|--2--0--L----L------------|
-----------------------------|--------------------------|

> >
|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E Q E E E E E E
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------|-------2-------------2------||
|*-----------------------0------------|-------2-------------2-----*||
|*------------------0--L-L---------0--|---------------------------*||
|-----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0----------(0)--0---------||
|---0----L----------------------------|----------------------------||

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E E E Q
------------------------------------|-------------------------|
------------------------------------|-------------------------|
---------------------x-0------------|--------2-----0----------|
------------------0--x-0---------0--|-----2--------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0-----0-------|
--0----L----------------------------|-------------------------|

|--3--|
Q E S S S E. S E E E E E E E E Q
------------------------------|-------------------------|
------------------------------|-------------------------|
----------------------0-L-----|--------2-----2----------|
------------------0--------0--|-----2--------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2-------------|--0--------0-----0-------|
--0----L----------------------|-------------------------|

Q E S S E S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------0-0---------|--------2-----2---------|
---------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-2--------0h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|-------------------0----|
------------------------------------|--------2-----3---------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2---------------|
------------------0--------------0--|-----2-----2------------|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0---------------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

E E E E E E E E E E E E H E E E E E E E E
--0-----0-----0-----0-----|--2--2-----2--L--------|--0-----0-----0-----0-----|
--1-----1-----1-----1-----|--3--3-----3--L--------|--1-----1-----1-----1-----|
--0-----0-----0-----0-----|--4--4-----4--L--------|--0-----0-----0-----0-----|
--2-----2-----2-----2-----|--4--4-----4--L--------|--2-----2-----2-----2-----|
--3-----3-----3-----3-----|--2--2-----2--L--------|--3-----3-----3-----3-----|
--------------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|

E E E E H E E E E E E E E E E E E H
--2--2-----2--L--------|--0-----0-----0-----0-----|--2--2-----2--L--------|
--3--3-----3--L--------|--1-----1-----1-----1-----|--3--3-----3--L--------|
--4--4-----4--L--------|--0-----0-----0-----0-----|--4--4-----2--L--------|
--4--4-----4--L--------|--2-----2-----2-----2-----|--4--4-----0--L--------|
--2--2-----2--L--------|--3-----3-----3-----3-----|--2--2-----0--L--------|
-----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|

H H Q H. H H
--3--------2--------|--------------------|--3--------2--------|
--0--------3--------|--3----2------------|--0--------3--------|
--0--------2--------|--2----2------------|--0--------2--------|
--0--------0--------|--0----2------------|--0--------0--------|
--2-----------------|-------0------------|--2-----------------|
--3-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|

Q H. H H Q H.
--2-----------------|--3--------2--------|--2-----------------|
--3----2------------|--0--------3--------|--3----2------------|
--2----2------------|--0--------2--------|--2----2------------|
--0----2------------|--0--------0--------|--0----2------------|
-------0------------|--2-----------------|-------0------------|
--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

E E Q Q S S S S Q E E H
--10---------------10-10---10-|-------5--------------|
---8----------------8--8----8-|-------8--------------|
------------------------------|-------6--------------|
---9----------------9--9----9-|----------------------|
------------------------------|-------7--------------|
------------------------------|----------------------|

H E S S E S S E E E E Q E S S
--10---------L--10---10----10-|--10-----5--------------------|
---8---------L---8----8-----8-|---8-----8--------------------|
---x---------L---x----x-----x-|---x-----6--------------------|
---9---------L---9----9-----9-|---9-----5--------------------|
---7---------L---7----7-----7-|---7-----7--------------------|
---7---------L---7----7-----7-|---7-----5----------5s--12s-5-|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--------------------------|

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--------------------------|

E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E
--------0-0------------------|-----------------------------|
--------3-3------------------|----------2------------------|
--------0-0------------------|--------2-2------------------|
--------2-----------------0--|--------2------------0h-2-2--|
---------------------0h-2----|--0--0------------0----------|
--0--0------------0----------|-----------------------------|

PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E Q
--------0-0----------------|----------------------------|
--------3-3----------------|----------2-----------------|
--------0-0----------------|--------2-2-----------------|
--------2---------------0--|--------2------------0g2----|
---------------------2-----|--0--0------------0---------|
--0--0------------0--------|----------------------------|

|--3--|
S S E Q E. S S S E H Q S S S E W
-----------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------|
-------3--L----L---3---------|---------------------------|-------------------|
--2s-4---------------4s-2-0--|---------------------------|-------------------|
---------------------0-------|--2--------L------------0--|-------------------|
-----------------------------|----------------0h-1h-2----|-------------------|
-----------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------|

W W W
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

|--3--| |--3--|
Q E S S S E S S S S S E E E E E Q Q
------------------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------0-0------------|--------2-----0---------|
---------------------------------0--|-----2-------------2----|
----------0h-1h-2--------0h-1h-2----|--0--------0------------|
--0----L----------------------------|------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

Q S S E Q S S S S E E S S S S Q S S S S
---------0-----------0-----|-----------------------------|
-------3-3---------3-----0-|--------2-2------------2---0-|
-------0-----------0-----0-|--------2-2---2--------2---0-|
-------2-------------------|--------2-2---2------2-------|
-------x-------------------|--0--0---------------0-------|
--0------------------------|-----------------------------|

|-3-|
Q. E E E S S S E E E S E S Q S S E
---------------------------|----------------------------|
------------x--------------|----------------------------|
------------x--------------|--------2----2--------------|
------------x-----------0--|--------2----2-----------2--|
------------------0-1-2----|--0--0--------------0h-2----|
--0------0-----0-----------|----------------------------|

|-3-|
Q. E E E S S S E E E S E S Q S S E
---------------------------|----------------------------|
------------x--------------|----------------------------|
------------x--------------|--------2----2--------------|
------------x-----------0--|--------2----2-----------2--|
------------------0-1-2----|--0--0--------------0h-2----|
--0------0-----0-----------|----------------------------|

|-3-|
Q. E E E S S S E E E S E S Q S S E
---------------------------|----------------------------|
------------x--------------|----------------------------|
------------x--------------|--------2----2--------------|
------------x-----------0--|--------2----2-----------2--|
------------------0-1-2----|--0--0--------------0h-2----|
--0------0-----0-----------|----------------------------|

|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E E E S S S E Q. E E E S S S E
---------------------------|---------------------------|
------------x--------------|------------x--------------|
------------x--------------|------------x--------------|
------------x-----------0--|------------x-----------0--|
------------------0-1-2----|------------------0-1-2----|
--0------0-----0-----------|--0------0-----0-----------|

|-3-| |-3-|
E E S S S E E E S S S E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------0--------------0--|--------2-2---2---2---2---2---2-|
--------0-1-2----------0-1-2----|--0--0--------------------------|
--0--0--------------0-----------|--------------------------------|

S S E S S E E E E E E E S S E H
--------------------------------|------------------------|
-----------3-3------------------|--------2-2-------------|
-----------0-0------------------|--------2-2-------------|
--2-0------2-2---------------0--|--------2-2-------------|
-----------2------------0g2-----|--0--0------------------|
------(0)--0---------0----------|------------------------|

|-3-|
S S E Q Q S S E H Q S S S E H H
----------------------------|-------------------------||---3--------2--------|
-------3--L----L------------|-------------------------||---0--------3--------|
--2s-4--------------4s-2-0--|----------------------0--||*--0--------2--------|
--------------------0-------|--2-------------0-1-2----||*--0--------0--------|
----------------------------|-------------------------||---2-----------------|
----------------------------|-------------------------||---3-----------------|

Q H. H H Q H.
--------------------|--3--------2--------|--2------------------||
--3----2------------|--0--------3--------|--3----2-------------||
--2----2------------|--0--------2--------|--2----2------------*||
--0----2------------|--0--------0--------|--0----2------------*||
-------0------------|--2-----------------|-------0-------------||
--------------------|--3-----------------|---------------------||

H H Q H. H H
--3--------2--------|--------------------|--3--------2--------|
--0--------3--------|--3----2------------|--0--------3--------|
--0--------2--------|--2----2------------|--0--------2--------|
--0--------0--------|--0----2------------|--0--------0--------|
--2-----------------|-------0------------|--2-----------------|
--3-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|

Q H.
--2-----------------||
--3----2------------||
--2----2------------||
--0----2------------||
-------0------------||
--------------------||

Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
T - 32nd
X - 64th
. - note dotted
|-n-| - n-tuplets

Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
x - dead note
g - grace note
(n) - ghost note
> - accentuded note
NH - natural harmonic
AH - artificial harmonic
TH - tapped harmonic
SH - semi harmonic
PH - pitch harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br - bendRelease
pb - preBend
pbr - preBendRelease
brb - bendReleaseBend
n/ - tremolo bar dip
n - tremolo bar dive
-/n - tremolo bar Release up
/n - tremolo bar inverted dip
/n - tremolo bar return
-n - tremolo bar Release down
S - shift slide
s - legato slide
/ - slide into from below or out of upwards
- slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
W - wide vibrato
tr - trill
TP - tremolo picking
T - tapping
S - slap
P - pop
< - fade in
^ - brush up
v - brush down

That's enough rambling for one day. Enjoy!

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
Quote
(@tiffer)
Eminent Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 35
 

Great Stuff! nice one rparker


   
ReplyQuote
(@dave-t)
Reputable Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 239
 

Thanks, fabulous song.

I have considered giving this a go in the past, but I'm just an acoustic strummy type player. But it looks like you could do a loose DU U DU DU type strum with it, assuming it is in 4/4


   
ReplyQuote
(@rparker)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 21 years ago
Posts: 5480
Topic starter  

Thanks, fabulous song.

I have considered giving this a go in the past, but I'm just an acoustic strummy type player. But it looks like you could do a loose DU U DU DU type strum with it, assuming it is in 4/4

According to Guitar Pro, it is in 4/4.

To be honest, I never really bothered to figure out the strum pattern in terms of trying a specific one and/or writing it down. I learned this about 4 months ago by sitting down in the easy-chair and bashing through it for a while until I came up with something that I thought sounded good for a single guitarist. It can be done in any manner you wish. I've seen in concert and in video footage him doing this in many different ways.

What I do mostly is electric with some distortion or overdrive. The only upstrokes I do are just when I need to do two quick strikes, like a DU. I put a lot more emphasis into how hard I strike the strings and which strings I strike. I'm not anal about it in the sense that if I hit an extra string, no big deal. For example, assume just for discussion that the first bar is just 3 strums. The first two are equal and the third I let ring for the fourth beat. Like D-D-D-(let ring) . The first two downstrokes on the EM7 chord I hit the top 3 or 4 strings. The third downstroke I hit the bottom 3 or 4 (maybe even 5) strings. Also, the third strike is done a bit harder than the first two strikes.

Doing something like this really adds some energy to the song as well as making it more interesting, especially considering it's just me instead of a 5 piece band trying to pull it off.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
ReplyQuote