Acoustic "wooden pints" bumner

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  1. boozeislove

    boozeislove SS.org Regular

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    DISCLAIMER:I am rather illiterate in teory,so simpler words please,haha



    Greetings everyone!I had a beer induced inspiration to take out this song by ear last night and it went somewhat good.I only have a granddad guitar in E right now and managed to get out the violin melody from the chorus:

    B-------------------------8---------------------------------'-''
    G--7-9-10-9-7--10--10-9-77-9-10-9-7--10-77 x2
    D-----------------10--------------------------------10

    Okay,sounds good,now i would need some open string chords,since i dont have distortion to cover up my lameness and decided to go with Em,Dm and G going along with the lyrics with some triplets on E:
    EEE EEE EEEEEEE EEEE DD G EE

    So my problem is that those sound a bit off,like they are not part of the same song,especially when i add an open string on top of the tabs above for a drone (the melody sounds cool as lepricone poop)

    What chord pattern would you suggest so i can play and sing along this tune with the violin melody in the form i took it out?Or should i change the position of the melody itself?

    Cheers!

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  2. Mr. Big Noodles

    Mr. Big Noodles Theory God

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    There are only two chords: Dm and C. (I'm guessing you are tuned to D standard. The transposed equivalent is Em D.)
     
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    Im tuned to E standard.Do you mean the chords for the melody are Dm and C ?
     
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    Well, there are only two progressions in the whole song, and they're both in D minor.

    Dm C F Dm = i ♭VII ♭III i

    Dm C Gm Am B♭ C Dm = i ♭VII iv v ♭VI ♭VII i​

    Played as power chords. But if you want to do an acoustic version, maybe having the full triad would be good.

    If you want to play it in E and use more open strings, you can transpose:

    Em D G Em

    Em D Am Bm C D Em​

    And if you tune DGCFAD, then you'll be in the key of the recording.
     
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