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(@rodders)
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I wouldn't worry about trying to exact the rhythm. Just play it the way your happy with and make the song your own :)

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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OK, been fiddling about with this for a while, and this is
pretty much the way we do it with two guitars in the pub...
I've added a simple bass line, which matches Rodders' "riff 1"....

Guitar one..............

Riff one

D-2-0-0-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-
A-3-0-2-3-3-0-2-2-0-3-3-
E-3-0-3-3-3-0-3-3-0-3-3-

Bass Guitar Line

A-3-0---3-3-0-----2-3-3-
E-----3-------3-3-------

(Played simultaneously with riff one)

Riff two

G-2-0---2-2-0-----2-----
D-3-0-2-3-3-0-2-2-3-0-0-
A-3-0-3-3-3-0-3-3-3-2-3-
E-----3-------3-3---3-3-

Bass Guitar Line

G-------------------0-0-
D-3-0---3-3-0-----2-----
A-----3-------3-3-------
E-----------------------

(Played simultaneously with riff two)

So it's riff one twice, riff two and riff one all the way...

Now the 2nd guitar is a different piscine percolator....
The best way I can describe it is to write out some lyrics,
with the strum pattern and chord changes above and below....

d u d u d d d u d d ud u d d d u d
Early in the evening, round about suppertime.....
C G C

d u d u d d d u d d u d u d d d u d
O-ver by the courthouse, they're starting to unwind....
C G C

(That should be enough to give you the idea, as that pattern
is repeated all the way through.....)

And the chords are played like this....

C F G

E--8--8-10
B--8-10-12
G--9-10-12
D-10-10-12
A-10--8-10
E--8--8-10

(Although I usually mute the top E for the F and G chords...)

The easiest way to practise this is to get the strumming pattern
fixwd in your head, then practise the chord changes...then practise
singing over it!!!

it's only easy with practise.....!!!!

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@matteo)
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Hello

I tried it a couple of times and I use the following pattern

1: d u
2: d
3: du u
4: d

that seems to work quite well with the song. By the way it is quite similar to Vic's one


   
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(@jonnyt)
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Here's one of my favorite CCR tunes transposed to the Key of D. No F for you beginners and easier to sing for those of you with low voices like mine.


DOWN ON THE CORNER by Creedence Clearwater Revival (4/4 time 100bpm)
(transposed to D)

Riff 1: Riff 2:
Gtr. 2 > D A D G D
Gtr. 1 V
Bass 4/D|-------------|-----------| |-5-----5-5---|-----4-7-7-|
5/A|-5-----5-5---|-----4-5-5-| |---7-5-----7-|-5-5-------|
6/E|---7-5-----7-|-5-5-------| |-------------|-----------|

INTRO: Gtr. 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1 Gtrs. 1 & 2 > Riff 2 - Riff 1

VERSE 1: Guitar 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1 - Riff 2 - Riff 1

D A D
EARLY IN THE EVENING, JUST ABOUT SUPPER-TIME,
A D
OVER BY THE COURTHOUSE, THEY'RE STARTING TO UN-WIND.
G D
FOUR KIDS ON THE CORNER, TRYING TO BRING YOU UP.
A D
WILLY PICKS A TUNE OUT AND HE BLOWS IT ON THE HARP.

CHORUS: Guitar 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1

G D A D
DOWN ON THE CORNER, OUT HERE IN THE STREET,
G D
WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS ARE PLAYING,
A D
BRING A NICKEL, TAP YOUR FEET.

VERSE 2: Guitar 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1 - Riff 2 - Riff 1

D A D
ROOSTER HITS THE WASHBOARD, AND PEOPLE JUST GOTTA SMILE,
A D
BLINKY THUMPS THE GUT BASS AND SOLOS FOR A WHILE.
G D
POORBOY TWANGS THE RHYTHM OUT, ON HIS KALAMAZOO.
A D
AND WILLY GOES IN TO A DANCE AND DOUBLES ON KA-ZOO.

CHORUS: Guitar 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1

G D A D
DOWN ON THE CORNER, OUT HERE IN THE STREET,
G D
WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS ARE PLAYING,
A D
BRING A NICKEL, TAP YOUR FEET.

INTERLUDE: play full verse without vocals

CHORUS: Guitar 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1

G D A D
DOWN ON THE CORNER, OUT HERE IN THE STREET,
G D
WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS ARE PLAYING,
A D
BRING A NICKEL, TAP YOUR FEET.

BRIDGE: Guitar 2 plays twice > D A D
(NO Gtr. 1/Bass) STRUM PATTERN > VAVAV A V XAX VAVAV A V XAX

VERSE 3: Guitar 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1 - Riff 2 - Riff 1

D A D
YOU DON'T NEED A PENNY, JUST TO HANG A-ROUND,
A D
BUT IF YOU GOT A NICKEL WON'T YOU LAY YOUR MONEY DOWN.
G D
OVER ON THE CORNER, THERE'S A HAPPY NOISE.
A D
PEOPLE COME FROM ALL AROUND TO WATCH THE MAGIC BOYS.

CHORUS 4X: (begin fade 3X) Gtr. 1/Bass > Riff 1 - Riff 1 - Riff 2 - Riff 1

G D A D
DOWN ON THE CORNER, OUT HERE IN THE STREET,
G D
WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS ARE PLAYING,
A D
BRING A NICKEL, TAP YOUR FEET.

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

Music "Theory"? "It's not just a theory, it's the way it is!"

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(@matteo)
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hello all

yesterday I found out a CCR official tab book, did not buy it because I'm not interested in play a song note for note, anyway I check it a few things about the songs (i.e. chord changes). Regarding "Down on the corner" the rhythm guitar plays this sixteen notes pattern

1: dudu
2: d....u
3 : u u
4: d

I play it yesterday and it is excatly like the cd!

Of course since it is not the easiest pattern around, involving sixteen note syncopation you could also play something a lot easier like

du/ddu/du/ddu

Cheers

Matteo


   
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(@s1120)
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OK, so Ive been working on this song a bit. Nice easy bass line, and rythem guitar... Well my nephue is playing bass, and Im doing the lead... So... Im still pretty new, Ive been playing a few years, but just getting into full songs the last six months or so... So working out most of the song is going OK... I have a app called capo, that slows the song down on my Ipod, and thats helping a lot to hear all the changes..... but having a big issue hitting that F cord..... Ive worked on Barr cords, and most I can do OK... but the F is still kicking my butt.... I know there are a few diferent ways to do the F cord... so can any of you more experanced players out there give me a idea of what is the best way to form the F in this song to make it sound right? Thanks for any help you can give me!!!!

Paul B


   
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(@jonnyt)
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Well if you can't play the F, transpose the song to the Key of D. Then it's just D A G instead of C G F.

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

Music "Theory"? "It's not just a theory, it's the way it is!"

Jonny T.


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Well if you can't play the F, transpose the song to the Key of D. Then it's just D A G instead of C G F.

or, even easier, play it in A instead of C then it's just A D and E chords - stick a capo on the third fret and you're back in the original key. If there's one thing I've learned off Mr Hodge these last few years it's when and where and how and why to use a capo!!!!

Jonny, where you been? Nice to see you back!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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