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Sep 17, 2019 - 11:19:56 AM
844 posts since 8/7/2017

I read a thread with one post showing Mark Weems playing Sweet Home Alabama....but I did not bookmark it, and several searches in BHO did not find it again. Someone, I think I recall, was looking for tab. I don't have tab, but I have a chord progression that works. Basic frailing stroke (or just hitting one string twice), with some drop thumb fill-in between chord change sounds nice, to me.

I iiaug IV I (ii aug is a second note of the scale chord that is augmented= 1 3 5# )
Augmented chords were new to me, so I learned something :-)

For key of C, a chord progression which works for playing along with Mark: C Daug F C

DoubleC tuning left hand is relatively easy for this tune:

C 0 0 0 2
Daug x 3 2 3
F 0 2 0 3

Here's video of Mark's very nice version:

Hope this helps.

Edited by - BrooksMT on 09/17/2019 11:23:21

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:14:47 PM

2455 posts since 4/19/2008

the aug chord you mention is actually a Bb/C also called C11

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:24:24 PM
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5206 posts since 8/19/2012

Here are some links I found on Google.

Check out some of the links on Google for guitar chords with lyrics.

Edited by - wizofos on 09/17/2019 12:32:42

Sep 17, 2019 - 1:22:43 PM
like this

835 posts since 1/25/2017

Whatever happened to the V / IV / I progression that Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Ed King used when they wrote it?

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:00:36 PM

2720 posts since 10/17/2009

Originally posted by SimonSlick

Whatever happened to the V / IV / I progression that Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Ed King used when they wrote it?

It is essentially the same progression, Using an F tuning = fDGGCD. The chords are simply C, Bb and F. Capo 2 = D, C and G.

Sep 17, 2019 - 4:27:12 PM

844 posts since 8/7/2017

Thank you for the comments.

Some of them confirm what I figured out several years ago: When making up chord charts for the local beginner jam, I noticed that online authorities would list different chords for the same song. So... choice of chords is dependent on the performer. *smiles*.
For beginners, I'd add the following:

I like the chord progression I listed above, and I'm sure the other musician's chord progressions please them...and that's the way it should be. Music is Art, and there is room in the Visual Arts for everything from Leonardo to Picasso, and also room for different chord progressions in the Audio Arts. In Jazz, even the melody can vary between performers. Every BHO Clawhammer TOTW presents performances of the same song by different musicians. It's fun for me to learn the different ways a melody can be performed.

One advantage of learning songs by ear is that the arrangement I come up with can be related-but-different from the source performance. I did not know SHA, and chose not to find tab, but rather to make up my own accompaniment arrangement. I'd urge all tab and score players to explore the interesting world of learn-by-ear.

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