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Blues chords and licks - Sweet Home Chicago

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krissovo    0

Hey All

I am looking for some of the licks and the chords used (I know its in E but what versions are they playing?) in the Blues Brothers version of sweet home Chicago as I will be playing this at a gig in few weeks. Tab searches have not got me anywhere and I have put a few of my own together as well as figuring a couple out but I just need pointing in the right direction.

I would also like to know some of the chords or are they double stops used lower down the fretboard that the lead guitar plays when there is a solo on the trumpet or keyboard.

I fact anything that would assist me in playing this would be a great help.

Many thanks

Chris

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OldG    3

Hi Chris , great choice of tune! It's a favourite jam here :yes:

Sweet Home' is a 12 bar in E with a 'quick change' to A on the second bar, like this:

E7 - A7 - E7 - E7

A7 - A7 - E7 - E7

B7 - A7 - E7 - B7

play rhythm similar to these:

aI--2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2--I a I--2-2-4-2-2-2-2-2--I

eI--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--I e I--0-0-0-0-0-0-3-4--I for E, then change to the A & D strings for the A's

play the B to A changes as power/ barre chords to make life easier - 'shuffle again for the last E chord ( bar 11) then play 0 1 2 along the A string to lead you to the last B(7) chord stab... repeat as needed

I'll tab the intro when I get back from the 'school run' - It's Em pentatonic to intro and solo btw :winkthumb:

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OldG    3

ok, hears the intro tab - v means vibrato (shake it, baby:thumbup1:)

[ play this riff twice ]

I--------10------------10---------------------I

I[-10/12----12---10/12----12-10v]--8v---5v--I

I---------------------------------------------I

I---------------------------------------------I

I---------------------------------------------I

I---------------------------------------------I

I----4-----3-----2---------------2----I

I--------------------------------0----I

I-/4---4-3---3-2---2-0h1--------2---I

I--------------------------------1----I

I--------------------------0-1-2------I

I-------------------------------------I

have fun, matey!

Mick

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scotty_b    15

hey

I don't know how to write tab in here, but do a search for some 9th chords on Google or Yahoo. You should be able to find some nice voicings there. Using the 'Jimmy Nolan' voicing (finger 3 bars strings 1-3, finger 1 plays the note on the 4th string, one fret down, finger 2 plays note on 5th string in line with original bar) you can get a very cliched (but still very cool) sound by sliding the top 3 strings up two frets and back to the original position. Sorry I don't know how to make that clearer!

Chordal licks like that can help break up the shuffle pattern mentioned earlier, and also help the song breath a bit more if you have a keyboard or second guitarist.

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krissovo    0

Thanks all, so far plenty to keep me going.

There is going to be keyboard and a 2nd guitar so what I am looking at is some of those nice sounding addons and to play lead parts, the 7ths and 9ths look hopefull and I will try scratching like on the original while the harp and keyboard do their parts.

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Rodders    0

This is the tab I use for the Clapton / Buddy Guy intro taken from either "Sessions for Robert Johnson" or the "Crossroads Festval" DVD's

E:------------------------------------------8--10----------------

B:-----8--11--8////-------8--11////--------11------------

G:--10--------------------10----------------------------7-----

D:---------------------------------------------------------------

A:---------------------------------------------------------------

E:---------------------------------------------------------------

E:--8b---8------8b-//////-----------------8--10------------

B:----------11-----------------------8--11///------11--8------

G:-------------------------------10--------------------------7-

D:---------------------------------------------------------------

A:---------------------------------------------------------------

E:---------------------------------------------------------------

E:--8b--8------8b----8--6------------------------6--8--10--6-------

B:---------11---------------8--6-------6---(8)----------------8-(8)

G:---------------------------------7-------------------------------

D:-----------------------------------------------------------------

A:-----------------------------------------------------------------

E:-----------------------------------------------------------------

E:-------3---------------------------------------------------------

B:-----3----6--3---------------------------------------------------

G:--5b------------5b--(5)p-3----3h5p3------------------------------

D:---------------------------5----------5------------------------

A:-----------------------------------------------------------------

E:-----------------------------------------------------------------

The tab symbles used are

//////// meaning vibrato

5b meaning bend up a whole step

3h5p3 meaning hammer on and pull off

7 meaning slide out of

Buddy Guy also uses this lick on his rendition of "Let me love you baby" which was incidently written by him and not SRV and it can be found on the album "Damn right I got the Blues"

I hope I got this tab right, it looks ok but havent got my guitar close at hand to try it out.

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