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Postby Karousme » Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:41 pm

John-

Is Samaritan played with a capo on the 2nd fret? In E?

And do you have a lot of guitar layers, or is that just a fistful of finger pickin I hear?

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Postby John » Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:15 pm

I play it in open E. It may be that we sped the tape when we mixed, but I don't remember doing it. Does it play as F#?

I think there's only one guitar track playing the basics. Just finger-picking madness.

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Postby Karousme » Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:10 pm

Ok that makes sense. I have been trying to do it in standard tuning. I appreciate the help.

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Postby Karousme » Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:06 pm

I think I got it John..... it's just those little hammers that you do on the E that are hard to nail down. thanks for the help!

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Postby John » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:48 am

Hooray. Did you try it in standard tuning? That's how it was written.

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Postby Karousme » Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:55 pm

Yes, I play it as an E barre chord on the 7th fret for the intro, then slide it back down to a standard E for the verse and stuff. I'm not sure if that's how you do it, but it sounds right, so I go with it.

And I got the little hammers on too...I realized there WAS a method to that madness.


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