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(@danabis)
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could anyone give us a lesson on this song by Neil Young? like strumming patterns and what not thanks.


   
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(@nicktorres)
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I can tab out the version I do.

I just made this recording so you can hear what I'm talking about.

http://home.comcast.net/~wandoctor/sugar_mountain_take_3.mp3

Let me know if that will do and I'll tab it.

There are a couple of things I left out, like the hammer on on the Dm, but all in all it works.


   
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(@artlutherie)
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That's nice Nick! Glad to see I'm not the only one who needs more than one take to get it and yes I'd love to see it tabbed. 8)

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(@nicktorres)
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Here is the intro. I will tab the rest but it's just:

G

320003

Fadd9

xx3213

and

Dm

xx0231

Leave your pinky down on the change. Occasionally hammer on the pinky on the Fadd9.

Ol' Neil breaks into chunks of the intro between verses.

The strum pattern is the same as the intro throughout.

Okay, so this is easier than it looks. It's really only two and a half chords in the intro. G, C and C slid up two frets, which makes it a Dadd2add4 or something like that.

Go slowly and freely. If you want to play along with the recording Neil is tuned down a step, DGCFAD. I usually can't be bothered so I just play it in standard.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

D D U D U

D||-------3------3--3--3--|-------3------3--3--3--|-------3------3--3--3--|
A||-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|
F||-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|
C||-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|
G||-------2------2--2--2--|-------2------2--2--2--|-------2------2--2--2--|
D||--3-----------3--3--3--|--3-----------3--3--3--|--3-----------3--3--3--|

-------3------3--3--3--|-------0------0--0--0--|--------0----------------|
-------0------0--0--0--|-------3------3--3--3--|--------3-------3-----3--|
-------0------0--0--0--|-------0------0--0--0--|--------0-------0-----0--|
-------0------0--0--0--|-------4------4--4--4--|--0h-4-------4-----------|
-------2------2--2--2--|--5-----------5--5--5--|-------------------5-----|
--3-----------3--3--3--|-----------------------|-------------------------|

C
-------0------0--0--0--|--------0--------------|-------3------3--3--3--|
-------1------1--1--1--|--------1--------------|-------0------0--0--0--|
-------0------0--0--0--|--------0--------------|-------0------0--0--0--|
-------2------2--2--2--|--0h-2-------0---------|-------0------0--0--0--|
--3-----------3--3--3--|------------------2----|-------2------2--2--2--|
-----------------------|-----------------------|--3-----------3--3--3--|

-------3----------------|-------3------3--3--3--|-------3--3------------|
-------0----------------|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0--0------------|
-------0----------------|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0--0------------|
-------0----0h-2h-0-----|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0--0------------|
-------2-------------2--|-------2------2--2--2--|-------2--2--2----3----|
--3---------------------|--3-----------3--3--3--|--3--------------------|

C
-------0------0--0--0--|--------0----------------|-------0------0--0--0--|
-------3------3--3--3--|--------3-------3-----3--|-------1------1--1--1--|
-------0------0--0--0--|--------0-------0-----0--|-------0------0--0--0--|
-------4------4--4--4--|--0h-4-------4-----------|-------2------2--2--2--|
--5-----------5--5--5--|-------------------5-----|--3-----------3--3--3--|
-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|

--------0--------------------|-------3------3--3--3--|-------3----------------||
--------1--------------------|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0----------------||
--------0-------------0h2p0--|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0----------------||
--0h-2-------0h-2h-----------|-------0------0--0--0--|-------0----0h-2h-0-----||
-----------------------------|-------2------2--2--2--|-------2-------------2--||
-----------------------------|--3-----------3--3--3--|--3---------------------||


   
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(@danabis)
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thanks nick thats great. i'll work on the intro and when you get time to do the rest i'll work on that. thanks again


   
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(@artlutherie)
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Thanx Nick!! 8)

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(@lunarist)
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Excellent Nick, sounds great, I want to get my guitar out right now and play it but my little boy is sleeping :D

Can't wait for tomorrow and the rest of the tab for that matter.

Thanks,

Lunarist


   
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(@dan-t)
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I love this song! Thanks Nick!!

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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(@danabis)
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does anyone have the rest of this great song? thanks


   
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(@teleplayer324)
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Here you go
Sugar Mountain - Neil Young

D 554030
C 332010
G 320033
F(addG) xx3213
Dsus4(addE) x54030
C/E xx2010

D / / / C / / / G / C / G / / / D / / / C / / / G / C / G / / /

e----0-------0-------3---0---3-------0-------0-------3---0---3-------
b----3-------1-------0---1---0-------3-------1-------0---1---0-------
g----0-------0-------0---0---0-------0-------0-------0---0---0-------
d----4-------2-------0---2---0-------4-------2-------0---2---0-------
a----5-------3-------2---3---2-------5-------3-------2---3---2-------
E----5-------3-------3---3---3-------5-------3-------3---3---3-------

G F(addG)
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
G F(addG)
with the barkers and the colored balloons,
G F(addG)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm G
tho' you're thinkin' that you're leavin' there too soon,
Dm G
you're leavin' there too soon.
G F(addG)
It's so noisy at the fair
G
but all your friends are there
F(addG)
And the candy floss you had
G
and your mother and your dad.
G F(addG)
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
G F(addG)
with the barkers and the colored balloons,
G F(addG)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm G
tho' you're thinkin' that you're leavin' there too soon,
Dm G
you're leavin' there too soon.
Dsus4(addE) C G
G F(addG)
There's a girl just down the aisle,
G
oh, to turn and see her smile.
F(addG)
You can hear the words she wrote
G
as you read the hidden note.
G F(addG)
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
G F(addG)
with the barkers and the colored balloons,
G F(addG)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm G
tho' you're thinkin' that you're leavin' there too soon,
Dm G
you're leavin' there too soon.
Dsus4(addE) C G
G F(addG)
Now you're underneath the stairs
G
and you're givin' back some glares
F(addG)
To the people who you met
G C/E G
and it's your first cigarette.
G F(addG)
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
G F(addG)
with the barkers and the colored balloons,
G F(addG)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm G
tho' you're thinkin' that you're leavin' there too soon,
Dm G
you're leavin' there too soon.
G F(addG)
Now you say you're leavin' home
G
'cause you want to be alone.
F(addG)
Ain't it funny how you feel
G
When you're findin' out it's real?
G F(addG)
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
G F(addG)
with the barkers and the colored balloons,
G F(addG)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm G
tho' you're thinkin' that you're leavin' there too soon,
Dm G
you're leavin' there too soon.
G F(addG)
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
G F(addG)
with the barkers and the colored balloons,
G F(addG)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm G
tho' you're thinkin' that you're leavin' there too soon,

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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 gene
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thanks Nick, looking forward to the rest.


   
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(@srv-fan68)
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Thanks to all! I've just decided that this is the next song I learn from start to finish.

You *gotta* love Neil. 8)


   
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