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PostSubject: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Wed 06 Aug 2008, 16:58

This has no credibility whatsoever, but I've been playing along to Great Expectations and come up with this

E-------------0---------
B----------------0------
G---------7--------7---
D------5----------------
A---7-------------------
E----------------------- Repeat... "Call on you I'll call on YOU"(next)
Em7

E-------------0---------
B----------------0------
G---------5--------5---
D------3----------------
A---5-------------------
E----------------------- Repeat till... "Like i USED.. (next)
Dm7/6/sus2 I dunno!

E-------------0---------
B----------------0------
G---------5--------5---
D------5----------------
A---3-------------------
E----------------------- Repeat and return to start
Cmaj7


Corrections very much appreciated, and completion VERY much appreciated!

Edit: I can't get my head round the chorus =|
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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Mon 11 Aug 2008, 21:33

pretty good... 8/10 id say.

lovely song
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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 22:00

jonny wrote:
This has no credibility whatsoever, but I've been playing along to Great Expectations and come up with this

E-------------0---------
B----------------0------
G---------7--------7---
D------5----------------
A---7-------------------
E----------------------- Repeat... "Call on you I'll call on YOU"(next)
Em7

E-------------0---------
B----------------0------
G---------5--------5---
D------3----------------
A---5-------------------
E----------------------- Repeat till... "Like i USED.. (next)
Dm7/6/sus2 I dunno!

E-------------0---------
B----------------0------
G---------5--------5---
D------5----------------
A---3-------------------
E----------------------- Repeat and return to start
Cmaj7


Corrections very much appreciated, and completion VERY much appreciated!

Edit: I can't get my head round the chorus =|


Right let's see what I can do with this. Section one of the song is as above, then the first change from these three chords is at approx. 1.49 when instead of going from the second chord (I don't know what it's called either!) to the CMAJ7, the progression is :

E--------------0-------
B----------------0-----
G----------0-------0--
D-------2--------------
A----------------------
E----0-----------------
Em

E--------------0------
B-----------3-----3---
G--------2-----------2
D----0-----------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------
Dsus2

E-------0------------
B-------3------------
G-------0-------------
D-------2-------------
A-------3-------------
E----------------------
Cadd9
(everything stops on this chord) then:

E--------------0------
B-----------3-----3---
G--------2-----------2
D----0-----------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------
Dsus2


E--------------0-------
B----------------0-----
G----------0-------0--
D-------2--------------
A----------------------
E----0-----------------
Em


("...a call girl...")
E-------------0-------
B----------------3----
G-------0------------0
D----2----------------
A--3-------------------
E----------------------
Cadd9 (play this arpeggio 4 times)


E--------------0------
B-----------3-----3---
G--------2-----------2
D----0-----------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------
Dsus2

E--------------0-------
B----------------0-----
G----------0-------0--
D-------2--------------
A----------------------
E----0-----------------
Em

("...Stockport supporters club...")
E-------------0-------
B----------------3----
G-------0------------0
D----2----------------
A--3-------------------
E----------------------
Cadd9 (play this arpeggio 4 times)


E--------------0------
B-----------3-----3---
G--------2-----------2
D----0-----------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------
Dsus2

E--------------0-------
B----------------0-----
G----------0-------0--
D-------2--------------
A----------------------
E----0-----------------
Em

("...your vow was your smile...")
E-------------0-------
B----------------3----
G-------0------------0
D----2----------------
A--3-------------------
E----------------------
Cadd9 (play this arpeggio 4 times)

("...last...")
E--------------0------
B-----------3-----3---
G--------2-----------2
D----0-----------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------
Dsus2

("...bus...")
E--------------0-------
B----------------0-----
G----------0-------0--
D-------2--------------
A----------------------
E----0-----------------
Em

("...home...")
E---------------0------
B-----------------1----
G------------2------2-
D---------2------------
A------0---------------
E----------------------
Am ( play this arpeggio 4 times)


E---------------2------
B------------------3---
G------------4--------4
D--------4--------------
A----2------------------
E------------------------
Bm (play this arpeggio 4 times then back to start chords.)

And that's about it. The second half of the song repeats the first.

God, I hope this has worked and you can make sense of it! Have fun!


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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 22:27

youre a genius!!!! thankyou!!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 22:31

leo wrote:
youre a genius!!!! thankyou!!!! cheers

Don't be daft! The genius is all Mr Potter's. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 23:42

Right, cool. Just started playing it, I'm thinking that Dsus2 has an F# in the bass, are you certain those are the notes that Mark plays? It's hard to hear under the piano chord. And the Cadd9 appears to have a G in the bass, god bless these inversions. The bass notes could be relegated to the bass, or piano and bass, and you could be right. Just want to be sure!

It sounds good Smile Hard to truly clarify because, yeah, in these parts the piano and voices rather overtake the guitar.

EDIT: Okay, although all your chords are perfect mate, I'm more than a little sceptical about the notes, still. For example the very first one, the Em, after several listens I'm almost certain it's in fact another kind of Em7

E-----------------------
B------------3------------
G--------------0---------
D---------2------2-------
A-------2----------------
E----0-------------------
Em7

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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Sun 17 Aug 2008, 21:59

Edited for late-night feckless, reckless posting.

On the other hand...the ISBN for the whole LOTFW tab book is 0-571-52487-7 if you get desperate to get it 100% correct and all the way through! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Mon 18 Aug 2008, 04:34

Mrs... did you read all that we already figured out? :S
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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Mon 18 Aug 2008, 08:55

Quite right Jonny, it was dark and there were wolves. Embarassed

The ISBN's right though... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Mon 18 Aug 2008, 10:55

jonny wrote:
Right, cool. Just started playing it, I'm thinking that Dsus2 has an F# in the bass, are you certain those are the notes that Mark plays? It's hard to hear under the piano chord. And the Cadd9 appears to have a G in the bass, god bless these inversions. The bass notes could be relegated to the bass, or piano and bass, and you could be right. Just want to be sure!

It sounds good Smile Hard to truly clarify because, yeah, in these parts the piano and voices rather overtake the guitar.

EDIT: Okay, although all your chords are perfect mate, I'm more than a little sceptical about the notes, still. For example the very first one, the Em, after several listens I'm almost certain it's in fact another kind of Em7

E-----------------------
B------------3------------
G--------------0---------
D---------2------2-------
A-------2----------------
E----0-------------------
Em7

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Alright mate? Don't worry about seeming rude, I've been playing for nearly thirty years and audiences (friends even) have said a lot ruder things about my playing! Smile

I'm not absolutely certain of any of this to be honest but I reckon the bass notes that you mention are played on the bass and piano.
I found the live acoustic versions on youtube to be easier to pick out individual parts than on the album version. On the Cadd9 for example, Mark doesn't appear to fret the low G (probably with his thumb if he did and it looks to me like he has it resting on the neck above the F#) Of course there's no guarantee that the band play the song the same way live as in the studio. scratch
I think it depends what you want to do with the song, if you want to play the song to accompany a singer say, then throw in the bass notes.
The mention of a tab book is interesting, might have to buy that meself and report back.

Oh, and you are right about the Em7, don't know why I didn't have it that way in the tab, that's the way I play it!
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PostSubject: Re: My speedy interpretation of Great Expectations   Mon 18 Aug 2008, 18:01

Hehe okay, cool! Well, I think things have worked out pretty well. Smile
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