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ShadyHarrison
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I've been trying, as Dale (tonedr) might say, to "work this one up", but I can't for the life of me figure out the picking pattern. Do any of you guys play it? (I can't find a YouTube link right now, but here's a link.) Despite the fact that I've been playing for seven years, this one still poses some problems with the D-D/F#-G-D progression.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer.

Shady

Take care,

Casey


   
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David Hodge
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Hi Shady

Are you talking about the introduction / beginning part of the verses? I've not played this in ages (and speaking of age, going by memory isn't the smartest thing for me lately it seems), but I seem to remember that last D as being an A, like this:
+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

E - - - - - - - - 0H2 - - - - - - - - - - 0H2 - - - - - - -
B - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - -
G - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - -
D - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

E - - - - - - - - 0H2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - - -
G - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - - -
D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - 2 - - 2 - - 2 - - - -
A - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 - - - - - - -
E - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Anyway, I may likely be totally wrong on this. My apologies if that's the case or if I misunderstood where you needed the help.

Peace


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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I'm not well up on Garth Brooks, but as for the D-D/F#-G-D progression, there are two ways that spring to mind....

The first is by using the thumb for the F# note....

D - xx0232
D/F# - 200232 using the thumb on the bottom E string.
G - 320003

The second way involves playing the bass note on the D string....

xx4232

The way I'd play this is to put a mini-barre across the top three strings with my first finger, play the D note on the B string with my 2nd finger, and the F# note on the D string with my pinky.

:D :D :D

Vic

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Vic Lewis VL
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ooops, David beat me to it - and he seems to know the song, which I don't, so I'll shut up now and slink off to the SSG....

:D :D :D

Vic

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David Hodge
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Don't slink off so fast! I'm relying on memory and may very easily be wrong. Besides, I'm not sure this is the part of the song Shady is requesting help with.

Peace


   
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ShadyHarrison
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It makes sense that the last D would be an A, because of the strum at the end of the line. Thanks, David.

Also, thanks, Vic. (I'll work on a way of playing D/F#- the size of my hands sort of makes that one difficult.)

Take care,

Casey


   
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JoeHempel
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I do a cover on youtube, maybe it will help you figure it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi1Oikn8YOc

I was supposed to do a video lesson on it, but apparently I'm being asked to take down my other Garth Brooks lesson as it's "too close" to a published version. So I don't think I will.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


   
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rparker
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Nice video, Joe. That album has another really great song for the combo strumming/picking style. Wolves. I've been kind of sussing that one out just using a chord chart.

Oh, and I like that tone of yer Ibanez too.

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


   
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ShadyHarrison
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Thanks, Joe. :D

Take care,

Casey


   
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JoeHempel
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No problem, hope it helps.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


   
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