[LAU] MIDI pedigree
Michael.Zoet at zoet.de
Mon Apr 5 19:03:20 CEST 2021
Am 05.04.21 um 15:24 schrieb David Kastrup:
> Now here is the thing: all of them, as accurate and detailed as they
> appear otherwise, get the central guitar riff wrong. The second bar of
> the central riff is a (broken) straight G major chord, g b d g. The
> guitar tabs have it. The original single version has it (haven't found
> other versions). Tutorials have it. But the Midi files invariably have
> g c d g. All of them, the simple and more complex ones.
> So I have two working theories: there is some other version of "(Don't
> Fear) the Reaper". The other is that all MIDI files have a common
> ancestor that got it wrong and never looked twice, in spite of very
> meticulously transcribing all the solos.
My guess here: the C is a mistake and it should be a B ;-).
With a C in the G major chord it would be a Gsus4 major chord. This is
definitely not what is played in this song as far as a I know it. (It is
a long time ago I practiced it.)
As you can play the open G major chord in different ways on the guitar
for this song I would only play it with a G on the 6th string, B on the
5th string, a D on the 4th string, a G on the 3rd string, a B or D on
the 2nd string and a G on the 1st string. (Even when you do not play the
notes on the 1st and 2nd string in this song I would put my fingers
there ;-).) But different guitarist have different styles how to play it...
Hope this helps,
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