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The Young Idealists
posted: 28/02/2012 by Lloyd
category: Guitar Tabs
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This is a complicated one because I wrote it, to start with, in regular tuning. I finished writing it after I'd started playing it in Open Eb for the Small Ensemble arrangement.
The only thing which doesn't make sense in Open Eb alone is the D minor over C bass chord in chorus 2. This is a chord I found when learning Famous Blue Raincoat. I love this chord - it is already in another song I'm working on. Sometimes I get tired of the same chords but I don't tire of C, G and F and I don't tire of this one... In normal tuning the song would be played with a capo on the 3rd fret and so to get Dm over C you just slide the Am shape (which is Cm with capo 3) up two frets.
OK that's all. Here's the chord chart I found from Small Ensemble rehearsals -
Title: Thank you !
Thank you very much for sharing these chords !
(It's a long time I have been waiting for tabs of recent songs).
Have a nice tour in Europe ! I hope you will make some shows in France soon.
Title: Love this song
Open Eb? Like Open G a half-step down, tuned like a E major chord?
Love this song. Very emotional, very powerful. Beautiful.
Like Open D a half step up. I use Open Eb in my live show as the tension is similar to normal tuning so I can use the same strings on both guitars, and if a song was in D, Eb, or E, I can sing it in Eb. Less capos.