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Author:  nightfire [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Hard Days Night Query

C'mon guys, what's your version of the famous opening chord.I think I've nailed it but what fingeribg do you guys use.I've never seen it written down anywhere and I am insistent with all my music buddies that it can only be reproduced on a RIC 12.

Author:  davclr [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard Days Night Query

Well, if it's that exact sound your after, I'm assuming that only a Ric 12 string will do it.

Author:  Invisible_Music [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:04 pm ]
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I don't think it's a question of whether it's a Rickenbacker 12 or not. The answer to that is a matter of historical record.

The question appears to be of the tonal construction of that particular chord.

The post's starter is asking us to "re-nail" it. This sounds like a fun challenge and I'm really interested in reading the results.

Author:  guy_incognito [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard Days Night Query

I wouldn't bet my life on it, but 353533 sounds good to me

Author:  nightfire [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:54 pm ]
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Yes,I play it on a 360/12.It doesn't work on a six.

Author:  nightfire [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:11 pm ]
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I think Guy is damn close as GH played a lot of barre chords which I don't.I play it form the top string down ie Low E as 1st string not played,2nd string not played,3rd string open,4th string open,5th string 1st fret,6th string 3rd fret.This gives the notes D,G,C(+C),D,G,another G(+G) in ascending scale.The same notes as Guy but because the octive activity on a twelve you get a completely different tonality than a 6.Hey,I just thought of a new word for octave activity..Octivity!!!!!

Author:  Fun-duh-mental [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:28 pm ]
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I've always played it a basic G suspended (5th). I thought was 355533. Now, I've got to go warm-up the Showman and try your all's versions!

Author:  phiddleguy [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:08 pm ]
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I'm with guy_incognito - 353533 - that's the I plays it.
And I figure I just spent about $2500 Cdn just to play that one chord - and it was worth it! I had a photo taken of the first one.
So now I figure everything else I play is free from here on.

Author:  ellaguru [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard Days Night Query

ive always played it 353533, but i stumbled upon 300013 and it sounds closer to me. somehow that open 'a' string gives it the right sound to me...now go grab that 360/12 & try it!

chris

Author:  nightfire [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:11 pm ]
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Thanks guys.Mine's certainly the easiest to play and with chorus JC sounds good.

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