yeah, I don't know my way around the freboard too well, what with 1/2 steps up or down in whatever key he's using. but yeah, it sounds good. Interesting that he's playing a half step down....i wonder if he de-tunes the guitar to accomodate his vocal range rather than play in a different key?
i agree, great tune, despite what some people think is a re-hash of 'once around the weekend'. doesn't matter to me, I dig this song!
works perfect if you are in what I refer to as "SRV tuning" (down a 1/2 step) Great job and thanks!
when figuring out alot of mats/pw/ryan adams songs, you can go for the "crazy tuning" version first since you never know what's going to give you the right sound. It would be very cool to see some sort of Mats/PW guitar book with AT LEAST the tunings used in the songs. But I suppose they were not really sure what they were playing in half the time.
I also read somewhere the PW just writes with whatever is lying around and tunes the rest of the instruments to that. So if whatever is lying around is out of tune, we are all on our own. But personally, I like to play my "version" of any song as long as it sounds good to me.
The way I see it, if they don't walk out while I am playing, then it must be ok. Or maybe just too cold outside.
Just a quick comment on the 'SRV' tuning (Eb). I believe this has been used by Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen as well. I think the purpose is for a little more slack to really dig into bending the strings.
I have been playing this song in standard tuning with the C# as well....working on the pre-chorus....results to follow soon
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