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DRMS_7888
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Nice cover, =)

bLackeNedcrowN wrote:
chords?


I wrote out the chords for Teddy one day, the original key is Bb. This is the conversation that ensued (sorry, to lazy to put them to lyrics, =P)

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fatherteddyo (1:08:38 PM): so tencentblues.
fatherteddyo (1:08:41 PM): Bb...
fatherteddyo (1:08:47 PM): and that's all i remember.
DRMS 7888 (1:09:00 PM): up
DRMS 7888 (1:09:13 PM): it was I, ii, IV, ii, IV
DRMS 7888 (1:09:15 PM): so
DRMS 7888 (1:09:22 PM): Bb
DRMS 7888 (1:09:23 PM): Cm
DRMS 7888 (1:09:28 PM): Eb
DRMS 7888 (1:09:29 PM): Cm
DRMS 7888 (1:09:31 PM): Eb
fatherteddyo (1:28:47 PM): hmm.
DRMS 7888 (1:29:01 PM): hmmmmmmm
fatherteddyo (1:29:15 PM): i feel like there are more chords than that.
DRMS 7888 (1:29:37 PM): there's maybe a V
DRMS 7888 (1:29:50 PM): but the progression isn't always I ii IV ii IV
fatherteddyo (1:29:48 PM): THE CHORDS DO NOT GO TO V
fatherteddyo (1:29:50 PM): GAH!!
fatherteddyo (1:29:53 PM): they go to G.
DRMS 7888 (1:31:18 PM): it's 2 measures of Bb
DRMS 7888 (1:31:41 PM): 2 measures Cm
DRMS 7888 (1:31:52 PM): 1 measure of Eb, 1 measure of Cm
DRMS 7888 (1:31:58 PM): 2 measures of Eb
DRMS 7888 (1:32:01 PM): that's the opening
DRMS 7888 (1:33:35 PM): does that make sense?
fatherteddyo (1:33:38 PM): yes
DRMS 7888 (1:35:12 PM): and the next part is 1 measure of Eb
DRMS 7888 (1:35:31 PM): "and my stilts
DRMS 7888 (1:35:38 PM): 1 measure of Cm
DRMS 7888 (1:35:43 PM): and then 2 more of Eb
DRMS 7888 (1:36:06 PM): then back to the original progression
fatherteddyo (1:36:05 PM): there we go
fatherteddyo (1:36:44 PM): what about the bridge?
DRMS 7888 (1:37:52 PM): It's Bb and then either Cm or Eb
DRMS 7888 (1:37:54 PM): probably Cm
DRMS 7888 (1:38:05 PM): don't have a piano in front of me

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beautiful... that song always always makes me cry.
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I love it.
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I love your sweater!!

and your cover is very nice, too. Smile
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Bb is an awesome key.
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DRMS_7888
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boone wrote:
Bb is an awesome key.


Not if you are bad at guitar (without a capo of course.)

It's a good key for my range though.

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A with capo on first fret. Or barre chords, which aren't really that hard, are they?

It's a good gospel key. Yum.

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DRMS_7888
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Let me think...

Bb Cm Dm Eb F Gm Adim

I guess it's just that pretty much all of those are barre chords (save Dm). I generally like to play open chords if possible (for stylistic reasons.)

I play all those chords barred, but transitions aren't nearly as smooth either. Then again, I never really "practice" the guitar so I don't have much to complain about.

EDIT: I should state, I like barre chords with a E fingering (I don't know the proper terminology), but the ones with A fingering are nasty for my large fingers.

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You can play Dm, F, Gm, and Adim open. The E-style barre chord is the easier one, but I've never really had a problem with the A-style. My brother and my dad think I'm a freak because I can bend my ring finger so that it doesn't touch the high E, so maybe I'm just the right kind of flexible.
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OMG IT DOES NOT GO TO V

*SRSLY HAS AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS*

its I ii IV ii IV. does this mean that it doesn't work according to the classic rules of theory?

I really don't get the classic rules of theory much - i mean, parallel fifths and octaves are pretty much accepted these days.
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DRMS_7888
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Let me think...

so like

3
3
0
0
1
3

for Gm? I never thought of that.

Adim would be

X
1
2
1
0
X

I suppose. Don't use diminshed chords too much unless I'm on the piano.

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ZenArtist wrote:
OMG IT DOES NOT GO TO V

*SRSLY HAS AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS*

its I ii IV ii IV. does this mean that it doesn't work according to the classic rules of theory?

I really don't get the classic rules of theory much - i mean, parallel fifths and octaves are pretty much accepted these days.


OMG WTF WHERS LEADING TONE? K THKNXBI

It's not a very common progression in terms of early classical (IE- Bach), but everybody and their mother has been breaking his rules for a few hundred years. I enjoy it, it has a very continuous sound to the progression (which works well for the narrative style of the lyric.)

It's not so much that they are rules you can't break, but rules you shouldn't break if you wish to write in that style.

Sort of like the modern pop formula: Verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus

You certainly don't have to follow that skeleton, but that's what most of pop songs are.

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pollyanna87 wrote:
beautiful... that song always always makes me cry.
Me too. And I'm a guy! But I don't care. A lot of their songs do that to me!
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