Topic: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

For the past several hours I've been looking for the chords to the song Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III.  I've got the lyrics but I'm terrible at figuring out chords.  If anybody has any suggestions it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

I am no good at figuring them out either... maybe someone that is will chime in here.  In the mean time, maybe you can figure out by watching this guy what cords he's playing?  It's an idea!  smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yt_42Wvnnw

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Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

I'd try that but I'm still on dial-up.  You Tube doesn't work to well.  A friend of mine watched a video and came up with some chords.  I'll give them a try and let you know how they work.

Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges
to keep the crazies from following you.

4 (edited by Guitarpix 2010-05-11 22:03:14)

Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

C F C G  & repeat.... Then he does a little break staying on C working with a few hammer ons mainly with the middle finger on D string 2nd fret (E note) from open... Then back to the CFCG progression. That carries you through the whole song till the end where he throws in a quick Am to B7 change for like 1 strum each...

For the closest match play C 332010 and barre F

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Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

Thanks for the help Pix... it looked like C's and G's to me, but I wasn't sure about the rest and didn't want to mess anyone up with my guesses!  LOL!  I'm still not too good at knowing what someone's playing by ear, watching someone's fingers only gives me a decent guess.

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What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

Thank you everybody for your help.  I think I got it.

Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges
to keep the crazies from following you.

Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

Please could someone tell me the chords for the song  Little Ship on the the little ship album by Loudon Wainwright?

Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

francesrickard wrote:

Please could someone tell me the chords for the song  Little Ship on the the little ship album by Loudon Wainwright?

I recommend you start a new thread as this one is for "Red Guitar".

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Re: Red Guitar by Loudon Wainwright III

Try wwwchordpickout.com it is advertised here at chordie on one of the pages.

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