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Tears...

vincevince Davis & San Francisco, CANew
edited January 2006 in Repertoire Posts: 133
Does anyone have the chords for this beautiful song...

http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/thomas/video/8065

V

Also, check out that guy's guitar.. no tailpiece with a fixed bridge...
I don't know whether I'll ever be an excellent player if I keep practicing, but I'm absolutely sure I won't be if I stop.

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  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,752
    I haven't checked out the video (slow connection), but I assume it's the usual [i]Tears[/i]:

    [img]http://www.manoucheries.com/grilles/tears.gif[/img]

    Or:


    [Cm Ebo Dm7 G7 Cm Ebo Dm7 G7
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    C7-9 Fm Bo Cm Bb
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    Am7-5 Dm7 G7 Ab7 G7 Cm G7 ]
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    [C Ebo Dm7 G7 C Ebo Dm7 G7
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    Gm7 C7 F D7 Db7
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    C Ebo Dm7 G7 C Ebo Dm7 G7
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    Gm7 C7 F Ab7 G7 C ]
    +---------+---------+---------+---------+

    Or:
    [url=http://www.hotclub.co.uk/html/tearstab.html]http://www.hotclub.co.uk/html/tearstab.html[/url]
    Or:
    [url=http://jazz.chansons.free.fr/jazz/TEARS.TEF]http://jazz.chansons.free.fr/jazz/TEARS.TEF[/url]

    Enjoy!
    Jack.
  • djangologydjangology Portland, OregonModerator
    Posts: 1,018
    I play the first 4 chords in the first 2 bars with the C on the 8th position and the second chord with the root on the 11th fret (6th string).

    This is unlike the chords that you see in the Robin Nolan books. Its just the way I do it because I think it sounds cool. It might not be right.

    We have completely stopped playing this tune in jams in Portland because its a bit hard for some people I think. Its slow and so it takes a while for it to go around a jam circle.
  • Craig BumgarnerCraig Bumgarner Drayden, MarylandVirtuoso Bumgarner S/N 001
    Posts: 795
    The guitar Dutronc is playing looks to be strung with nylon (you can see the ties at the bridge in one shot), a wide classical type neck and indeed, a classical fixed bridge. It appears to be actually more like a classical guitar than a Mac and it sounds, well.... like a classical guitar played with a pick.

    Craig
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,752
    djangology wrote:
    I play the first 4 chords in the first 2 bars with the C on the 8th position and the second chord with the root on the 11th fret (6th string).

    That's where I play it too.

    djangology wrote:
    We have completely stopped playing this tune in jams in Portland because its a bit hard for some people I think. Its slow and so it takes a while for it to go around a jam circle.

    Yeah tunes like this or Manoir..., Anouman, even Nuages can be absolutely deadly at jams. I think the tendency-especially among newer players-is to start ballads too slow. And THEN people always end up slowing down on top of it. Two things that do make it a bit easier are not playing the whole head on the out chorus and splitting choruses, so that if there's three people in a jam you get:

    1st person: Plays Head
    2nd person: Solos over first half of the tune
    3rd person: Solos over second half of the tune
    1st person: Solos over first half of the tune, then plays head for the second half, and out.

    That way you still only go through the form three times...
    The guitar Dutronc is playing looks to be strung with nylon (you can see the ties at the bridge in one shot), a wide classical type neck and indeed, a classical fixed bridge. It appears to be actually more like a classical guitar than a Mac and it sounds, well.... like a classical guitar played with a pick.

    Django is pictured with a similar model in a famous photo:
    unaccompanied_django.jpg
    Some more info can be found here:
    http://www.hotclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=706

    Best,
    Jack.
  • nwilkinsnwilkins New
    Posts: 431
    yeah, it's just a nylon string Mac - they're not really all that uncommon, and apparently were featured as one of the rhythm guitars (alongside a steel string) on a number of original QHCF recordings.
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