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I didn't like the way he sang. He was my brother, but he just had a way (Sings) 'Saddle up my pony, hook up my black maaaaare...' I didn't like that!... Now he picks good, but he just brings that song out, like there's somebody choking to death - Sam Chatmon on Charley Patton, from Giles Oakley's The Devil's Music, BBC

Author Topic: Miller's Breakdown  (Read 95077 times)

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Offline Johnm

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Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Reply #2055 on: June 10, 2019, 09:58:16 AM »
Hi all,
I have a new puzzler for those of you who are interested.  It is from Willie Trice, and it is his version of "Shine On".  Here is Willie's performance of the song:



The questions about Willie Trice's "Shine On" are:
   * What playing position/tuning did Willie Trice use to play the song?
   * What is the length, in bars, of his form, and where is the form long, as compared to the norm for such songs?
   * What two chords did Willie Trice play in the seventh bar of the form?

Please don't post any answers before 8:00 AM your time on Thursday, June 13, and please use only your ears and guitars to arrive at your answers.  Thanks for your participation and I hope you enjoy the song.
All best,
Johnm

Offline Rivers

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Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Reply #2056 on: June 13, 2019, 01:43:24 PM »
Here's what I've got.

 * What playing position/tuning did Willie Trice use to play the song?

1st position E, standard tuning

* What is the length, in bars, of his form, and where is the form long, as compared to the norm for such songs?

It's an 8 bar blues long by one bar. He's long in the 7th bar taking the familiar 8 bar form out to 9 bars.

 * What two chords did Willie Trice play in the seventh bar of the form?
 
Firstly, the one chord E in a second position inversion, I think 4-x-2-4-0-4,
Second, descending to the five chord B7/5, 2-x-1-2-0-2
...resolving back at the one in first position

Offline Johnm

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Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Reply #2057 on: Yesterday at 08:22:30 AM »
Hi all,
Any other takers for the puzzler on Willie Trice's "Shine On"?  Come one, come all!
All best,
Johnm

Offline Old Man Ned

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Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Reply #2058 on: Yesterday at 11:51:25 AM »
I'm mostly in agreement with Rivers. E standard and one bar long. But I was thinking a C#7 4 4 3 4 2 4 before it goes down to the B7 in the 7th bar.

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Miller's Breakdown
« Reply #2059 on: Today at 06:46:48 AM »
I agree with Rivers and Ned, though I think the mystery chord is x43404.


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