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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry if that question sounds stupid to some of you, but why does the '39 tab specifies that you need a capo, when Brian doesn't seem to use any when playing the song?


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because Dr Mop plays it in another key.


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does mr May ever use a capo? Never seen him with a capoed guitar...

People like Pete Townshend have written half of their songs with a capo somewhere but May doesn't seem to do that, I believe..


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Brian believes in capo-ing. It's essentially a folk-technique, and I believe he looks down on that a bit.


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 11:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

I don't think Brian believes in capo-ing. It's essentially a folk-technique, and I believe he looks down on that a bit.


Yeah, you could be right.
That also reminds me of a remark he makes on the Making Of ANATO DVD, where he says that 'he wouldn't go as far to say he was the first, but it was rarely done in those days to play in Drop D' or something like that. I think that's rather a stupid remark as half of Dylans catalogue until that time had Drop D tuning and it was rather normal in the folk scene. Even in the rock scene it was quite common..


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Drop-D is extremely popular, and has always been, in acoustic blues, which is probably where Bri picked it up in the first place. Second only in popularity to Open D (DADF#AD) in the world of country blues.


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks guys!


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway, isn't the song speeded up on the album and that's why it's a semitone higher?


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, I think that Brian prefers playing mostly open chords and avoids barred chords because of the richer sound and sustain. I imagine that he doesn't play with a capo for similar reasongs, perhaps?

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley wrote:

Also, I think that Brian prefers playing mostly open chords and avoids barred chords because of the richer sound and sustain. I imagine that he doesn't play with a capo for similar reasongs, perhaps?


Well, the big joke of the capo seems to be that you can play open chords in places where you normally have to play barre chords...
For example if you want to play Ab, you can't play that open unless you have your guitar tuned a step lower, so you have to play that as a barre. But if you place, for example, a capo on the 4th fret and you play an open E, you also get the Ab, plus a rich sound and open strings ringing. Same goes of course if you have a guitar capoed at 1 and play an open G (there are a lot more of course)
So I don't think that is his motivation..

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Well, the big joke of the capo seems to be that you can play open chords in places where you normally have to play barre chords...


I know, hehe :), but my experience says that it doesn't sound quite the same and the strings feel somewhat tighter.

I can totally imagine Brian being too picky about this, hehe :), but it is just a guess, of course.

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm nearly sure that 'Someday One Day' must have been done with capo. So 1 song out of 150+ is fair enough.


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Posted: 13 Aug 07, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

maybe it s bad partition you have, i play the original way without a capo you can watch the way i play it on that link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Rey1YTweA

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Posted: 13 Aug 07, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Anyway, isn't the song speeded up on the album and that's why it's a semitone higher?


Yeah, it is sped up. He did use one on Someday One Day


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