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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:12 am 
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You've got my music club at each other's throats.


Maybe your club needs to hear yet another example of the chord. Check out "A Hard Day's Night" on disc 2 of "The Beatles Anthology 1." This is the first recorded take of the song and this version could lead to an agreement on "the chord."


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:49 am 
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However, I've seen 553533 suggested. This might be just about playable on that narrow neck for someone with a very wide third finger or a long flexible thumb (or an assistant, or tentacles). I can't do it. Anyone out there who can?

553533 is not a good suggestion, but this chord can be played quite easily, of course: middle finger on the 5th fret of the e-string, ring finger on the 5th fret of the a-string, little finger on the 5th fret of the g-string and a barre on the 3rd fret. It is not very difficult to play but it simply is the wrong chord.

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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 6:41 pm 
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On an internet Beatles quiz, one of the questions was "What is the opening chord of A Hard Day's Night?"
I said "Gsus4" and it was right.
And for those of you that don't know, it was played on the second Rick 360/12 made.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:04 am 
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i still think that my post on page 1 is it if you dont use
a piano :P ..."the sound" requires the combo of
instruments. Try the 3 parts together or a multi-track
recorder if without a band, as per my post, then let me
know what you think :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:45 am 
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I honestly forgot I had an account on here. Here's my take on it using a multitrack recording program with a casino (no rick yet...)
http://media.putfile.com/Hard-Days-Night-Chord
I played a Gsus4 chord, g chord, f chord, and D note (in octaves)on seperate tracks and mashed it all together into a stereo track.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:47 am 
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"And for those of you that don't know, it was played on the second Rick 360/12 made".

'Tis true!
But, also in the mix toss in George Martin's EMI provided Steinway grand, a comlimentary chord from John Lennon, a note from Paul's Hofner and a good thump from Ringo's Ludwigs.

As The Fabs former pre-fame days Hambug, Germany self-appointed protector Horst Faust might have said it, "It was all four guys of them!"


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:11 am 
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As The Fabs former pre-fame days Hambug, Germany self-appointed protector Horst Faust might have said it, "It was all four guys of them!"


Just for historical accuracy, you're referring to Horst Fascher who worked at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany.
Not only was Horst a protector of The Beatles, he also was a vocalist on 2 songs recorded with the group at the Star-Club in 1962. Those were the days of "Mach shau."


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:29 am 
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Ah!

Thanks on the info about dear Horst's last nsme.
All of those Tuetonic names sound the same to my Anglophile ears.

JUST KIDDING! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:20 pm 
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When playing it by yourself (no help from bass guitars, drums or J.L) I think the 353533 works best, so long as you really nail that "f" (D string, 3rd fret). I have a tendancy to accidently mute that one string if I'm not paying attention, and that note really makes a difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Days Night Query
 Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:48 am 
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RIC and VOX,

A question for you:

Possibly off-topic here, but on the song "Nowhere Man" at the very end of George's guitar solo there is that immediate very high pleasing note that still to this day sounds glorious and always makes me smile.

*What my question is, is that note played on a guitar or is it possibly George Martin hitting a note on the Abbey Road Studios harmonium?
(My current thinking to my ears is that I tend to believe it's the harmonium, but I'm far less then certain. The official EMI published "Beatles Recording Sessions" book makes no mention of it at all).

What do you think?


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