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Posted: 28 Jun 05, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering whether the piano part of the song - Doin Allright - was written on piano or guitar, because Smile recorded it with no piano.

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Posted: 28 Jun 05, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you can get hold of the Smile version it is played on an acoustic guitar


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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 02:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song evolved allot.

I like Doing Alright best done live at Earl's Court 77 show.

That's the ultimate version of this song as far as I am concerned.

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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The version I have on Ghost of a Smile is all guitar. If you know of a piano version, please do elaborate...


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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say absolutely definitely written on the guitar.

The fact that the main piano part translates (assuming for a second that it was written on piano) so perfectly on to the guitar is just too much of a coincidence. The opening riff and chord sequence used are absolutely natural on the guitar.

It's in E, the mother of all guitar keys and the most guitar-friendly, and the F#m11/E and Emaj7 chords played are standard chords/voicings on the guitar which any guitarist easily slips into when fiddling around.

I think Bri's first piano-based song was Dear Friends.



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