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Author:  spaceman [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard Days Night Query

I read an interview with Gary Moore once where he said that George had told him that the fingering was, from low E string (6th string), to high (1st string): 3x3213, using your thumb to fret the low G, which gives a G9sus4 with no fifth (D).

This sounds right to me, but I don't have a 12 string.

Author:  DaleFortune [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:33 pm ]
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One thing that makes the chord so big and full is George Martin hitting the G octaves on the grand piano. Lennon with acoustic guitar, Mac on the G bass note and Harrison on the Rick 12. All the notes stated in this thread except the low A, a 2nd note in the scale, are repeated in the various versions that have been presented. Like most all guitarists, we play the Gsus4th 353533. One thing for sure, it's a great sound.

Author:  flyingeagle [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:09 pm ]
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Quote:
Like most all guitarists, we play the Gsus4th 353533. One thing for sure, it's a great sound.


Howdy,

This is the way that I've always played it. Now I have to go back and try all of the other variations on this thread!!

Steve

Author:  rory [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:22 am ]
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yeah I play it like above, but the one spaceman mentioned is quite good too, we could have a competion to see how many different ways we can get the hard days night chord!!

Author:  nightfire [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:00 am ]
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Keep 'em coming,guys.I have a lot of people (arguing) interested about this.Thanks

Author:  WannaBeatle [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:18 am ]
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I play it a couple of differnt ways. almost like the above mentioned way but 355533 instead. Then I thought that John played (starting with the open D) 0231. I play the bass note as playing a D and it's fifth, A.

Author:  mbrent [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:17 am ]
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The 4 notes on the outro give you a clue to the intro chord.

In the intro, I think there's at least 3 of them playing different inversions of a Dm7 with an added G.

I think McCartney hits a fretted D on the bass, and Ringo hits a drum.

If you're on your own, the barred Gsus4 sounds close.


Author:  arrow201 [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard Days Night Query

tried many variations over the years but the
353533 as mentioned i find is the closest. You
really need a combo of intruments to get the sound.
Our tribute band does it with:

360/12 - 353533 (Gsus4?)
325/6 - F chord
bass - D

i read somewhere that the piano played the Gsus4 and
the 12 string some variation and that you really need
the piano to get the full effect ...but the above with
just the 3 guitars i think sounds as close as your going
to achieve without the piano

Author:  doctorno [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:26 pm ]
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The Beatles Complete Scores by Wise Publications transcribe it as a Gsus4 on the 12 string guitar (355533), d-g-c-g on John´s 6 string (xx0013) and a D in the bass. This seems to be right to me. The scores say nothing about the piano, but there is one hitting a low d and some of the other notes.

Author:  RickenbackersUnite [ Mon May 01, 2006 1:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard Days Night Query

The legend has it that Gary Moore once asked George Harrison what is the famous chord in question and when Harrison showed it to him, Moore looked at him puzzled and aksed: "Are you sure??" ;)

Amir
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