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#1 2011-04-05 04:13:52

jfavors
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tabs

When reading tabs, I am seriously confused when I see chord charts that show more than 4 finger positions on the fret board. What does this mean and how is this possible?

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#2 2011-04-05 14:28:33

Zurf
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Re: tabs

Those are generally barre chords.  You lay your index finger across several strings and make the rest of the chord with your remaining three fingers. 

There are a million recommendations and threads on here about barre chords.  It would probably be helpful for you to do a topic search on them.  Also, there are some Youtube videos giving instruction on barre chords. 

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#3 2011-04-05 19:00:21

Butch8844
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Re: tabs

If you go to the beginning of the Chordie site you will see a tab for a large printable chord chart pr go to www.chordfind.com

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#4 2012-06-11 00:09:12

MichaelKoebnick
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Re: tabs

Okay, so I was looking at Ring Of Fire, and I found the Intro tab, but it's kind of odd. Here it is:
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|--------------------------0-----------------------------|



|---7-7-7-7-7-7 ---9-----7----------4-4-4-4-4-4--5--2-4--|



|--------------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|---------------------------------------------------0------------------------|



|--0-7-5-4----0-4-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7----9-----7--------0--4-4-4-4-4-4--5-2-4--|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|










Any ideas?
Thanks.

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#5 2012-06-11 00:35:32

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Re: tabs

I was just looking on YouTube and there are lots of lessons for this song.


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#6 2012-06-11 00:41:43

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Re: tabs

We need to grow more fingers?


We pronounce it "Guf Coast".
Ya'll wanna go down to the Guf?

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#7 2012-06-11 05:20:45

M.B.
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Re: tabs

Hi Michael,

Isn't that tab laying out the melody line for the Ring of Fire:  "Love is burning flame"? I think you can pick it according to the rhythm that Johnny Cash sings it.

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#8 2012-06-11 09:00:55

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Re: tabs

MichaelKoebnick wrote:

Okay, so I was looking at Ring Of Fire, and I found the Intro tab, but it's kind of odd. Here it is:
|--------------------------------------------------------|



|--------------------------------------------------------|



|--------------------------------------------------------|



|--------------------------0-----------------------------|



|---7-7-7-7-7-7 ---9-----7----------4-4-4-4-4-4--5--2-4--|



|--------------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|---------------------------------------------------0------------------------|



|--0-7-5-4----0-4-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7----9-----7--------0--4-4-4-4-4-4--5-2-4--|



|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|










Any ideas?
Thanks.

Looks like and sounds like the melody played on the open e string. Why? I'm not sure maybe our theory Guru's can answer.
ark

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#9 2012-06-11 15:12:53

MichaelKoebnick
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Re: tabs

Yes it is laying out the melody line, but it starts out as Love Is A Burning Thing. You were very close on that. Thanks for your help!

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