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Re: Step It Up & Go
Posted by waxwing on January 25, 2008, 10:33 am, in reply to "Step It Up & Go"
Sounds to me like he stays in the IV chord (C) for the 1 and 2 beats of the 7th bar, keeping the alternating bass going between the 5th and 4th string. I don't hear the treble figure quite the same as you, either. Here's kinda what I here: The bent note on the 3rd str. 3rd fret comes in unison with the thumb hitting the 4th str. on the 4 beat of the 6th bar. Thumb hits the 5th str. on the 1 beat, finger brushes up on the 1st str., maybe getting the 2nd str. too, on the "and", and thumb hits the 4th str. on the 2nd beat. All this is holding the C chord and adding that 7th on the 3rd string 3rd fret when needed. On the 3rd beat of the 7th bar he goes to the G chord hitting the 6th str. bass and the 3rd str. with a finger. So essentially the bass is doing a straight alternating bass throughout.
Hope that sounds right for you.
All for now.
: Since working through the songs on Ari's Blind
: Boy Fuller DVD, I'm even more hooked on
: Fuller than before. I even went out and
: picked up a used National Delphi -- what a
: great guitar and great music. I've been
: trying to work out my own tab on a few of
: Fuller's song, in particular here, Step It
: Up & Go. There is one spot, I think it
: would be in the 6th measure where it's
: transitioning from the C (IV) to the G (I)
: -- it sounds like a bend on third string 3rd
: fret, then hit second string 3rd fret, then
: third string 3rd fret, finally open third
: string. I think I can hear bass notes with
: that, but I can't seem to put together that
: sequence. Any suggestions? Anybody work that
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