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(@matteo)
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Hello guys

I've finally managed to play those famous hit by Guns and Roses. The song is excellent for budding guitarists (like myself) 'cause all you need to know to play it are five easy chords (G, C, A, Em, D) and two strummin patterns.

first thing: chords change every two measures in the verses, and each measure in the chorus (except for D which lasts two measures).

strummin: it could be played with the folk-strum in the chorus (D, du, udu) and with the following pattern in the verses which lasts two measures, expressed in term of beats:

1: d
2: du
3: d
4: du
5: d:
6: du
7: u
8: du

after the eight beat you have to change chord and start again with the pattern.

Enough talking here is the song, let me know about any mistakes

Matteo



C
Shed a tear cause I'm missing you
G
I'm still allright to smile
A D
Girl I think about you every day now

C
Was a time when I wasn't sure
G
But you set my mind at ease
A D
There is no doubt, you're in my heart now

C G
Sad woman take it slow
C Em
It will work itself out fine
C G D
All we need is just a little patience

C G
Sad sugar make it slow and
C Em
It comes together fine
C G D
All we need is just a little patience

Sit here on the stairs
Cause I'd rather be alone
If I can't have you right now
I'll wait dear

Sometimes I get so candescent
But I can't speed up the time
You know love, there's one more thing
To consider

Sad woman take it slow
And things will be just fine
You and I just use a little patience

Sad sugar take the time
Cause the lights are shining bright
You and I got what it takes to make it

D
We don't fake it
D
Ahh and never break it
D
Cause I can't take it

Solo

G C
A little patience
G C
Mhh Yeah

G
I've been walking the streets tonight
C
Just trying to get it right
G
It's hard to see with so many around
C
Noone doesn't like my stucking the ground
G
And the streets don't change but maybe the name
C
I ain't got time for the game
G
Cause I need you
C
Yeah Yeah cause I need you
G
Uh I need you
D
Woh I need you
G C G
Uhh this time


   
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(@rik-anderson)
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Matteo,

Thanks for taking the time to post this song. I have just gone through it and it seems to work just fine. I think some of your lyrics are wrong though mate :?

The only thing that keeps me from realising my full potential is the depressing awareness that it wouldn't take much time or effort...


   
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(@jonnyt)
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To play along with the recording, you'll need to tune your acoustic down a half a step... Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

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(@canucks12)
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Does anyone have a solo to post.....I'd like to give it a try as I've heard is is easy.....


   
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(@gobes)
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<snip>
G C
A little patience
G C
Mhh Yeah

<snip>

I'm pretty sure that the chords in this last part of the song are D and G instead of G and C. If I remember correctly towards the very end there's an F in there too.


   
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(@ginger)
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Does anyone have a solo to post.....I'd like to give it a try as I've heard is is easy.....

Go to this link. It's a pretty good version of the solo I think.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/g/guns_n_roses/patience_solo_tab.htm


   
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(@misanthrope)
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<snip>
G C
A little patience
G C
Mhh Yeah

<snip>

I'm pretty sure that the chords in this last part of the song are D and G instead of G and C. If I remember correctly towards the very end there's an F in there too.Yep, D & G are the right interval - although I've never checked the key as I only really mess around with that one, and only the end section (I slap it onto the end of the Manic Street Preachers' Enola/Alone, as that has a reprise that sounds the same).

There's also an extra little bit to add in, a Dsus2/F# (sounds harder than it is :)) It's along the lines of one bar of D (xx0232), one of Dsus2/F# (2x0230), and two of G (320033).

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(@surly)
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yeah,
I think the 8th last line is

'you know I dont like being stuck in a crowd'

othewise pretty good,

by the way what does candescent mean? ive heard of incandescent but....


   
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(@gobes)
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yeah,
I think the 8th last line is

'you know I dont like being stuck in a crowd'

othewise pretty good,

by the way what does candescent mean? ive heard of incandescent but....

I don't think that the lyrics are "candescent". I think that it's

sometime I get so tense but I can't speed up the time


   
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(@johnkline)
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Here's the way I learned to play it, hope it helps, I changed some things from the original post, strumming pattern, and outro is different.

Tune your guitar down 1/2 step to play with recording low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
I would start out running through C and G once or twice before starting the song and singing just to get your rhythm going.
Strum DDUUD 2 times for each chord during verse, 1 time for chorus except for last chord in chorus the D you should strum twice through

C
Shed a tear cause I'm missing you
G
I'm still allright to smile (Verse)
A D
Girl I think about you every day now

C
Was a time when I wasn't sure
G
But you set my mind at ease
A D
There is no doubt, you're in my heart now

C G
Sad woman take it slow
C Em (Chorus)
It will work itself out fine
C G D
All we need is just a little patience

C G
Sad sugar make it slow and
C Em
It comes together fine
C G D
All we need is just a little patience

Sit here on the stairs ( I left out the chord changes for the 2nd verse for you to figure out)
Cause I'd rather be alone ( I promise it's the same pattern)
If I can't have you right now
I'll wait dear

Sometimes I get so tense
But I can't speed up the time
You know love, there's one more thing
To consider

Sad woman take it slow
And things will be just fine
You and I just use a little patience

Sad sugar take the time
Cause the lights are shining bright
You and I got what it takes to make it

D (This part I would add the Dsus2 and Dsus4 to color the chord like the recording)
We don't fake it
D
Ahh and never break it
D
Cause I can't take it

Solo
1eb:-8/7-8-8/10-8-10/12--------------8/7-8-8/10-10/12-8/7-----|

2Bb:-------------------10/12ld10-8-8--------------------------|

1eb:---8/7-8-8/10-8-10/12-------------10/12-10-10-12/14-12-10—--10-|

2Bb:---------------------10/12ld10-8-8------------------------12---|

1eb:----0-3------------------------------0-3-------------------|

2Bb:-3b5---3b5ld3p1-3----0-3---------3b5-----3b5ld3p1-3--------|

3Gb:------------------2b4---2b4ld2-0---------------------------|

1eb:-----3-5b7ld5p3---3-5-5b7-5-3-5-3-5b7-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-5-5--|

2Bb:-3/5------------5----------------------------------------|

1eb:--------------------------------------------|

2Bb:-3/5-3-------------7b8-7-------------7b8-7--|

3Gb:-------4p2-----2---------4p2-----2----------|
4Db:-----------3h4---0-----------3h4---0--------|

G C
A little patience
G C
Mhh Yeah
(This strumming pattern is just a little different)
(DDUDU) (DDUDU) (Going from D to D/F# to G sounds best for this outro part to me)
D D/F#
I've been walking the streets tonight
G G
Just trying to get it right
D D/F#
It's hard to see with so many around
G G
Noone doesn't like my stucking the ground
D D/F#
And the streets don't change but maybe the name
G G
I ain't got time for the game
D
Cause I need you
D/F# G
Yeah Yeah cause I need you
D
Uh I need you
D/F#
Woh I need you
G C D
Uhh this time

have fun!
john


   
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(@smcclure)
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To play along with the recording, you'll need to tune your acoustic down a half a step... Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

You can also play it in E and capo the 2nd fret if you want to avoid retuning. Plus you get practice on the dreaded B chord. :)

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(@johnkline)
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Found this part during the outro if you wanna try it after the solo, go through 1 sequence of outro strums, play this, then go back to strumming..

LEAD DURING OUTRO:

-------10-14---14-14b/12b-12-12/10-10b-8-7-6-5-4-3b-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--(2)------------
(1)/11-10-15---14-14b/12b-12-12/10-10b-----------------------------(3)------------
-------11-14---14-14b/12b-12-12/10-10b-9-8-7-6-5-4b-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Little patience uh huh ya
-----------------------------------------
----------10-----------------------------
(12)12~-12--12--9------------------------
--------------12-12----------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
uh huh ya need a little patience

--------------------------------------------------------
----------10--------------------------------------------
-9-11-12----12-11-12-12~12br11-11-11r9-9/7b-7/5b-5/4-4~-
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
ya......................ya.. Just a little patience

--------------------------------------10b--
---------10----------------10r8-10/12------
-9-11-12----12-11-12~~---------------------
-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
ya.................. C'mon patience

after this you goto the end section "I've been walking the streets at night...."


   
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(@progressions)
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I love this tune. I like the solo too, the main part I have trouble with is the whole-note bends on the 4th and 5th strings at the 7th fret (if I remember right).

Got some lower guage strings on my acoustic but it's still tricky to pull off!

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(@misanthrope)
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You can always substitute a slide for a difficult bend on an acoustic - even though I prefer the sound of a bend in most cases, it always sounds better to have a clean slide than a fudged bend. There's plenty of songs I do that on, and it doesn't take too long to get used to. Sometimes a refingering is in order, but it's worth it :)

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