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Ron Pruter

 

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Post  Posted 3 Oct 2022 11:18 am    
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Has anyone attempted this. No one ever attempts the cool transition from the root chord E to bridge chord A. I hear the bass going C, B, A#, A. What are those chords/voicings? The person who tabs this out for steel should get an award. I think I heard Frank Carter play it right once. Please help. 😒 RP
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2022 6:56 am    
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The way I hear that run is:

F7 (over the C)

E7 (over the B)

Bb7

A

For the E9 tuning it is helpful to have a split lower on the 6th string.

That way you can play the F7 on the 8th fret with the pedals down and 6th string lowered.

Slide back to the 7th fret for the E7.

Stay on the 7th fret with the E7 chord and lower string 8 with a lever for the Bb7.

Release all pedals and knee levers and slide back to the 5th fret for the A.

String 8 will have those 4 notes walking down to the A.
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Marty Broussard


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Post  Posted 16 Oct 2022 3:35 pm    
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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2022 5:54 pm    
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Hey Lee, thanks. I went to bed liking what you sent me. When I woke up, it didn't seem quite right to me. First of all, The Bb7 sounds strange. could be just a not or two. Second, it doesn't make musical sense to me. I played along with Willie at half speed. It's close and I may use it when I do a Highwayman series of shows at the end of the month. Thanks again. Ron
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 18 Oct 2022 6:18 pm    
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Yeah. I'm listening to the song with a small tablet. Lo fidelity!

That Bb sounds more like a 6, not a 7.

Now I'm thinking the first two chords could be diminished chords, such as

Cdim 7th fret F lever

Bdim 6th fret F lever

Bb6 6th fret A pedal

A 5th fret

That signature guitar riff is kinda just implying chords.
Plus, the notes of the riff are widely spaced.

~Lee
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John Sluszny

 

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Post  Posted 19 Oct 2022 2:16 pm    
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https://youtu.be/crgtWomWg90
at 1:37
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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 21 Oct 2022 6:34 pm    
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Check this out guys. The transition begins at 1:45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0imp1lky5A

It appears to me F7 with a 5 in the bass a C). This sparse chord is-low to high- (5/3/b7). drop it one fret then another then the A chord. That, to me, is an F7-E7-Eb7-to A with 5's for the bass notes on the 7th chords.
Thanks again Lee. RP
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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 22 Oct 2022 6:35 pm    
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Yes Lee. Just saw your previous post. After watching the video above, it could also be a Bb dim. right before the A chord. This "chord" he is using is a dim. chord I learned from Ranger Doug Green. Doug is a huge fan of Freddie Green's three note chord playing method. Freddie played for fifty years with Count Basie. In that method Freddie usually uses three, or so, notes and mutes the rest of the strings by angling his fingers of his chording hand, to touch them. You get a real powerful combination of scratch rhythm and color notes. RP
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Dave Manion

 

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Boise, Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 23 Oct 2022 1:55 pm    
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C dim. (C A Eb) voicing
B dim (down a half step)
Bb6. (Bb G D)
A
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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 23 Oct 2022 5:36 pm    
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Yes Dave. So the D doesn't drop a half step to Db. I'll check that out. This is getting more and more interesting. Now to find a nice way to voice it on the limited low end range of the E9 neck.
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Ron Pruter

 

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Post  Posted 23 Oct 2022 6:22 pm    
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Dave is correct. The last chord in the transition is a Bb6. One of life's challenges has been conquered Very Happy
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