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#1 2008-09-24 22:55:37

thekellyaffair
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song; chords D, G, A7 only

i can't find any songs that have only those chords |:

can someone help? because i'm sort of new at this whole tab thing xD

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#2 2008-09-24 23:42:30

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Well, here's some suggestions that are close.  First suggestion is that I never, ever play tab.  Not because there's anything wrong with tab, but because it is very difficult for me and I do this for fun rather than challange.  If you have different motivations or different ideas of fun, just toss this suggestion out as well-meaning but not useful.

Drive On - by Johnny Cash.  It uses D, G, A but you could substitute A7 for the A and see if you like it.

Were You Born an A**hole by Jimmy Buffett.  Ditto the A7 for A substitution.

Distantly In Love by Jimmy Buffett (really Steve Goodman, but Jimmy recorded it).  Ditto the A7 for A substitution.  Call it jazz if anyone complains. 

Peace Train by Cat Stevens, but simplify the arrangement by playing G for Bm.  Really fast strumming song - lots of fun and challenging (to me anyway).   I use a capo on the second fret but that's not necessary.

If you can learn to do an "E", add Bloody Mary Morning by Willie Nelson.

Once you have the "E", move it up one string to be an "Am" and you can add Last Dance With Mary Jane by Tom Petty.  That requires a "hammer on" to sound right.  Would be a good stretch goal song for you.   

If D, G, and A7 are the only chords you know right now, in addition to trying a couple of songs, I'd recommend adding E to your repertoire of chords and you'll expand available songs a great deal. 

Good luck, and have fun.  You're on your way!  What a better place to be, eh? 

- Zurf



p.s.  In case you didn't pick up on it, I don't really care about playing songs 'right.'  Just play.  If it puts a grin on your face, that's enough.

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#3 2008-09-24 23:53:51

thekellyaffair
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

it's for a test in my guitar class, that's why i can only use those there
;3;

ooh, i'll try and see if drive on tickles my fancy with A7. C:

thank you :'D

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#4 2008-09-25 01:41:23

cameronkl7
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Hi TheKellyaffair,

I'm not sure if this is any help for you but it's close, not sure in your taste of music, but there are a couple of old classics by Hank Williams, one is called "Half As Much"..and the other is "I can't help it", it's not excatly the chords you ask for but "half as much" uses , at least in one version's I have it uses  A7 D D7 G...the other one is"I can't help it" usesthe same chords. I realise you mentioned this is for a class I think, so you probably might not be able to use it, but maybe someone else on here with more experiance than myself can tell you if you can skip, or use one of the required chords instead on the D7, and I'll keep an eye open fpr something excatly as you asked for but most likely someone will know a song on here that is excatly as you needed, good luck and let us all know how it goes. Oh, if You can't find one, maybe you could put together a song yourself with those chords, might really impress your Teacher.

            Cam

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#5 2008-09-25 02:25:39

Royce Drake
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

That's a 1 - 4 - 5 progression (blues).  Any song that is in a 12-bar blues type progression could be transposed into this key. 
For example . . . "Crossroads" and "Johnny Be Good" are both 12 bar blues songs that could be transposed to D - G - and A7.

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#6 2008-09-25 02:59:00

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Wut Royce said. Find you a 3 chord song in a 1 - 4 - 5, transpose to the key of D and play, play, play.

nela

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#7 2008-09-25 04:21:30

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Zurf wrote:

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  Just play.  If it puts a grin on your face, that's enough.

That's perfect, Zurf...that sums it up. That's what it's all about. Wise words


I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
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#8 2008-09-25 13:36:08

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

eric bogle's "and now im easy"


ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending

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#9 2008-09-25 15:03:36

Roger Guppy
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Go back to the 50's, 60's and the 70's and there are a whole bundle of 3 chord songs, a few are:

Catch The Wind - Donovan
Do You Want To Dance - Cliff Richard
Home On The Range - Traditional
Michael Row the Boat Ashore -Peter, Paul and Mary
Rave On - Buddy Holly
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Working Man - Rita MacNeil

Then there are Christmas Carols:

Good King Wenceslas
Jingle Bells
Once In Royal David's City
Silent Night

Roger


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#10 2008-09-25 15:21:22

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Hey Thekellyaffair!  Thanks so much for making me think.  I played "Distantly In Love" last night using A7 substituted for the A to see how it would sound and it sounds great!  From now on, I'll probably throw in some A7 strums with the A picking patterns I use in that song. 

Thanks Geoaguiar.  That thought is so far from my usual mode of operation, but it is how I approach music.  I used to be a classical bassist and did everything with great precision.  Just banging away on a guitar and hoping something comes out OK is a lot more fun (for me). 

- Zurf


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#11 2008-09-25 16:29:15

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Amazing Grace fits it perfectly

http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/?url= … ranspose=0

Ooops, just noticed there's a D7 in there sad

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#12 2008-09-25 19:00:04

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

My two years of self taught  experience  is that I believe in having fun.  If my cord progression  is not pefect and smooth , or the rhytum is not pefect, don't worry about it.  Especially if you are playing and singing by your self.  However, when playing and singing in a group one must be in rhythum with bass  and lead..  Otherwise ,just have fun.  DO MOST OF YOU AGREE?

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#13 2008-09-25 22:07:20

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

tophand75662 wrote:

My two years of self taught  experience  is that I believe in having fun.  If my cord progression  is not pefect and smooth , or the rhytum is not pefect, don't worry about it.  Especially if you are playing and singing by your self.  However, when playing and singing in a group one must be in rhythum with bass  and lead..  Otherwise ,just have fun.  DO MOST OF YOU AGREE?

very much tophand, and welcome to chordie.

If you are playing alone or solo, yuo can make mistake but in a band it stands out more if no one lse knows what yer doing.

having fun is what it is all about

Ken


ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending

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#14 2008-09-25 23:40:57

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

tophand75662 wrote:

My two years of self taught  experience  is that I believe in having fun.  If my cord progression  is not pefect and smooth , or the rhytum is not pefect, don't worry about it.  Especially if you are playing and singing by your self.  However, when playing and singing in a group one must be in rhythum with bass  and lead..  Otherwise ,just have fun.  DO MOST OF YOU AGREE?

Absolutely!  Stick with the bassman, he won't steer you wrong.  (hee hee)  Unless your bassman is kind of tall, bald, and has a salt & pepper goatee that is, then don't trust him worth a lick!  (lick, get it?  awwww, never mind)

Silliness aside, I do agree. 

- Zurf


"Forced means you're painting a train blue."  - Jets60
"If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome!" - Mekidsmom
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#15 2008-09-29 18:09:03

kosan
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Hey Jude - Beatles
Technically it has D7 and A in there too but it's there or thereabouts for your purposes!

Shane

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#16 2008-09-29 22:51:35

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Am I wrong? Does "House of the Rising Sun" work for those chords?

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#17 2008-09-30 09:27:59

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

emmys wrote:

Am I wrong? Does "House of the Rising Sun" work for those chords?

You'll need more than 3 for that song!! wink

Last edited by Stonebridge (2008-09-30 09:28:32)

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#18 2008-09-30 11:16:44

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

To my mind these are the classic Cowboy Chords so....

Folsom Prison Blues
Cold Cold Heart

Or almost ANY country song

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#19 2008-09-30 17:37:14

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Stonebridge wrote:

emmys wrote:

Am I wrong? Does "House of the Rising Sun" work for those chords?

You'll need more than 3 for that song!! wink

my bad!

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#20 2008-10-01 05:22:17

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Tell you what's fun.
If you can play D, A and E , "Shake it up, baby" by the Beatles and "La Bamba by Ritchie Vallens (take your time and stick your ear in the stereo untill you get the Spanish prounciation right) can be played as a medely - both having the same chords.
You can switch from one song to the other and back and the strum and chord patterns stay the same.


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#21 2008-10-02 05:43:19

lone-woodwose
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

thekellyaffair, your teacher wants you to find a tabbed song that uses these three chords?
is that right?
it seems like a strange thing to ask a student to do...


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#22 2008-10-06 03:39:33

jsz
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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

How about Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys by Willie Nelson? There's a 1 step key change in there, but the chord forms are the same throughout, D, G and A7 only.

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#23 2008-10-15 18:13:02

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

Only love can braek your heart by Neil young. Really easy to play and very satisfying!

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#24 2008-10-15 19:02:16

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

OK . . . thekellyaffair . . . how about some feed back. 

Your original post was on 24 Sep . . . it's been over 3 weeks . . . did you have the "test" yet?  What did you go with?  How did it go?  Inquiring minds wanna know . . . .

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#25 2008-11-02 18:15:18

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Re: song; chords D, G, A7 only

you can do labomba with those chords. sorry if this is late!

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