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#1 2010-07-23 07:24:08

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Registered: 2007-05-08
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mystery marking on a tab

Hello  I just looked at an Eva Cassidy tab (Wade in the water)
the 3rd line reads,  E7--1000xx--E    Does any one know what the
1000xx means?   Thank you   mark996owl



#2 2010-07-23 13:57:55

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From: NY
Registered: 2009-08-26
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Re: mystery marking on a tab

That doesn't look like an E7 to me ...

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#3 2010-07-23 23:00:22

From: Bellevue, WA
Registered: 2006-06-15
Posts: 3075

Re: mystery marking on a tab

No idea.  That's not even remotely an E7.  Or even an E anything.

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#4 2010-07-31 19:08:27

From: Gloucester, England
Registered: 2009-09-27
Posts: 71

Re: mystery marking on a tab

depends... she played a lot of her stuff tuned down a semi-tone, which would make the fretted string an E

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#5 2010-08-01 10:02:04

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From: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Registered: 2008-08-25
Posts: 182

Re: mystery marking on a tab

The Eva Cassidy version I found on YouTube just cycles through the the chords Am, G, F, E7 (each one for two beats)- you can hear them clearly in the intro. It is also a half tone higher meaning the capo is on the 1st fret.
The tab you found is incorrect.
What I think it refers to is that the E7 chord is played twice but with a G in the bass on the 2nd beat. The E chord is a bit "blue", being a a bit Emajor/Eminor. The tab is wrong - it should be E7  E7/G (E7 with G bass)
I suggest playing the E7/G as either 320100 (if you want it E major "blue") or 320000 if you want it more Em
The chord sounds a bit strange on its own but is fine in context.

Last edited by Stonebridge (2010-08-01 10:06:43)



#6 2010-12-08 02:18:06

Registered: 2010-04-24
Posts: 32

Re: mystery marking on a tab

could it be an e sharp? play e7, e sharp(with full strum),e?

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