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Old 11-14-2001, 05:36 PM   #16
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Okay now, just to totally confuse you baker6621, I always thought that "All I Want Is You" was easier to play starting off with the A chord and then the next one was D and so on. But I never compared it to the actual recording to see what key it was played in.

What's that they say about too many cooks in the kitchen? lol

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Old 11-14-2001, 06:05 PM   #17
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baker, you can play AIWIY in a number of different keys. If you play it U2girl's way, the third chord would be Bm (I think, don't have my guitar with me) and if you play it KJ's way the third chord would be F#m. In my opinion these are both harder chords for a beginner to play than Em, so that's why I suggested you play it in G. Does this make any sense? What else do you need to know?
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Old 11-14-2001, 06:07 PM   #18
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Okay now, just to totally confuse you baker6621, I always thought that "All I Want Is You" was easier to play starting off with the A chord and then the next one was D and so on. But I never compared it to the actual recording to see what key it was played in.

What's that they say about too many cooks in the kitchen? lol

The actual recording is played in the key of A-flat. Edge's guitar is tuned down 1/2 a step, so the chords he is playing are actually A, D, F#m, Asus2, Dsus2.


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Old 11-14-2001, 06:14 PM   #19
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Oh yeah, Angel of Harlem is easy too. It's just 2 chords, a C and F both barred at the 8th fret.

C: 8 10 10 9 8 8
F: 8 8 10 10 10 8

To play the C chord, stick your index finger across the neck at the 8th fret, so that you're fretting all the strings. Then stick your other fingers on the other frets.

To play the F chord, keep your index finger across the 8th fret, and stick your ring finger across the 10th fret on the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings. It'll take some practice to contort your ring finger this way so it doesn't touch the 6th string, but it's not too hard.
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Thanks speedracer - I will try it out soon and get back to you.


And for SPIRAL:

Just 3 chords? Yours seem easier than the others, so I will try this out too. Thanks.

```````G```````````C
You say...you want....
````````````Em````````````C
All the promises we make
````````````````Em````````````C
From the cradle to the grave
`````````G`````C```````````G`````C
When All I Want Is You
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Spiral: I'm going to see if I can play it and if I understand what's going on Thank you.
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good luck baker!
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Old 11-14-2001, 08:18 PM   #23
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Sorry, I'm not a guitar player, so pardon me for 'chiming in ' here, but, if a guy EVER played 'All I Want Is You' for me...

-because I can't even put it into words!

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Old 11-15-2001, 03:43 AM   #24
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LOL, from U2 songs i only know how to play the intro to All i want is you. (actually this goes all the way to "all the promises we make" part)

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(personally, i play a "blank" chord between the two of them for the easier playing. You know, just hit the strings with one hand but only holding the neck of the guitar with the other - without making a chord with the fingers)


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Damn - I am having problems playing it. I fought with her too. This song has to save me...
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Hey Baker- I would definetly go with All I want is you as a song to play. For me when I was learning how to play guitar it was the first song that I was able to both sing and play at the same time (something that I struggled with for ages), anyway I am a person who plays it with the A chord, as the recorded version is in A, I think that playing it this way would be easier for you, as it sounds more like the original if you are a beginner and it is very easy to sing along with, I usually start by playing it very softly for the first verse, then sing the chorus and then for the other verses emphasise the bottom E string when playing the A chord to give it a bit more of a bass feel, anyway try it like this....

A D
You say, you want........

F D F D
All the promises we make, from the cradle to the grave
A D A
When alllllll I want is you


Listen to the Rattle and Hum version and you should pick it up quite easily if you play it like this I think, well I did.......enjoy
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Oh yeah, Angel of Harlem is easy too. It's just 2 chords, a C and F both barred at the 8th fret.

C: 8 10 10 9 8 8
F: 8 8 10 10 10 8

To play the C chord, stick your index finger across the neck at the 8th fret, so that you're fretting all the strings. Then stick your other fingers on the other frets.

To play the F chord, keep your index finger across the 8th fret, and stick your ring finger across the 10th fret on the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings. It'll take some practice to contort your ring finger this way so it doesn't touch the 6th string, but it's not too hard.
Not too hard!!!!!!- I have been playing for 5 years and am only now just getting the hang of bar chords


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Not too hard!!!!!!- I have been playing for 5 years and am only now just getting the hang of bar chords

Bar chords are a lot on electrics than on acoustics.

Also, for a 2-chord song like "Angel of Harlem" one could just stick on a capo.
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a good resource is www.olga.net which lets you search for songs.

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Bar chords are a lot on electrics than on acoustics.
That's not entirely true... I find most rhythm guitarists play with bar cords.

You could always cheat and use power cords.
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