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 Brak
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Yes I know...it is another live Nirvana post! (I love there live peformances during the bleach era)
Anyways I would like to ask does anybody know what chord this is during the chorus. The song is "dive" and I have tried playing the Echord to the Fmajor, but in alot of the live videos kurt is playing some other chord...at least it looks like it. In video "1" at a minute and 45 seconds in is the sound Im trying to achieve. Here in video "2" it is easier to see, as it is ariel and in front of the stage( much better view)

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm1yY5GUbps
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpop6ftrYw
Thanks in advance -Brak


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(@blue-jay)
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I didn't see this post.

But I learned the song this week to put different distortions to it.

Begining with F#, I'd say Kurt has a pretty tight grip on the normal E there, both vids, and at 1:45 though you can't see it till after. He wraps his thumb over the low E string too on an F# note? The bass is really active or has more than a beat but a melody which throws us off. I think in the chorus, Kurt changes his G voicing from standard/open to barre and back, to look cool, as if he's "on it" and really playing with some variation.

He has had credit as a good guitarist, believe it or not, probably for holding his own, or supporting the music in a power trio, where it's pretty minimalist

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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 Brak
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Thanks for replying again BlueJay...yeah everytime I see a vid of of Nirvana(late 80's to 90) my ears are so well drawn to the beauty in the raw sound. Do you think you can repost that scale like thing if you dont mind...I can only read some tabs
Thanks too by the way


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(@blue-jay)
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Hey, cool. No worries, I tried it the way I thought that Kurt did, and which was possibly the reason you asked the question.

Play the E chord after the F# Chord which is in most tab sites for this song, and put your thumb over onto the F# note on the E string, and it makes a different chord which sounds okay - it works somehow and sounds legit, not sour and undoable.

http://www.e-chords.com/chords/nirvana/dive

Here's the chord itself, Eadd9 ... http://www.8notes.com/guitar_chord_chart/Eadd9.asp

Now I've only used logic here, and have no musical theory training, at least not in guitar. Play the E the way you always do, but put your thumb where it says 2.

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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(@alangreen)
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... put your thumb over onto the F# note on the E string

I know people do it, but I'd always recommend against doing this - it puts your hand completely out of position for anything you might need to do afterwards.

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 Brak
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I shall take both options into considerations, and see what fits my comfort. Ohh and Eliot Fisk is amazing!


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