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John Swain


From:
Newberry,SC
Post Posted 8 Oct 2017 7:46 am     Reply with quote

Here's a way of archiving chord melody arrangements without the tedium of tabbing out every note..I call it "short tab"like shorthand! The first number is the fret,then pedals( 4-8 on C6, knee levers are named by note they give you on open strings..ie:10/56Bb..would be 10th fret 5+6 pedals + Bb knee lever .This is not "paint by numbers" tab, You have to know the melody in your head to use this! Often your melody and passing notes on KLs, and I try to show different positions the chords are available!..JS PS;if there's interest I'll show the bridge in Gb.


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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 2:22 am     Reply with quote

My friend John has an insane knowledge of the C6 tuning with 5 peds and 5 KL's. This is an excellent example.

the song

http://tprior.com/wya.mp3
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Ron Funk


From:
Missouri, USA
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 12:33 pm     Reply with quote

John -

This is really a great approach to good C6th stuff.

Plus, if a Player is just getting started on C6th,

he could go thru the mental exercise of determining how he can

obtain Bb7 at 5th fret + Pedal 6,

and also obtain Bb7 at 8th fret + Pedal 5.

depending upon the desired voicing of song's melody.


Can you keep 'em coming John?

Kind Regards -
Ron
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Ron Hogan


From:
Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 13 Oct 2017 6:45 am     Reply with quote

John, I look forward to experimenting with your great idea. Keep it up.

Ron
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Pete Burak


From:
Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 13 Oct 2017 10:01 am     Reply with quote

Nice.
I just discovered that if you add 3-frets, to the first number(s) in the chart, you can play along with the audio clip that is posted above (I think it's in F).
I used to play sing it on acoustic guitar in E.
Good tune for 6th Steelin' Smile
Yes please post the Bridge!
I think it goes to a Maj7?...
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Bud Harger


From:
Temple / Belton, Texas
Post Posted 16 Oct 2017 11:00 am     This is really cool... Reply with quote

John, thanks for this.

Please post the bridge. And keep these coming.

Thanks, again.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 16 Oct 2017 12:17 pm     Reply with quote

Nice work, John!
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 20 Oct 2017 5:22 am     Reply with quote

Wow!
John sings his tail off on this!

http://tprior.com/wya.mp3
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 20 Oct 2017 12:25 pm     Reply with quote

John,
On the 3rd bar 8/0, what would you play there? Just making sure I understand the shorthand and that I am in the ballpark with you. I believe this is going to be real handy.

http://picosong.com/w3A2c/

Ron
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 21 Oct 2017 6:49 am     Reply with quote

for the 8/0, 3rd bar,

I'm using strings 4 through 7, then strings 3 through 6 with the knee that lowers the 3rd string, pivoting back and forth between those two grips/inversions.

Would it be a good idea to mark it: 8/0 (bflat knee)?

Thx for the input Ron, via email!
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John Swain


From:
Newberry,SC
Post Posted 21 Oct 2017 12:19 pm     Reply with quote

You got it Ron. The melody is on C-B knee lever. I name the kls by tge note they give you on ooen strings. So B Bb C# Ab are my four knees on C6 (I actually lower the 6 string E-D on Vertical).
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