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Old 05-07-2002, 12:16 AM   #1
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The guitar solo in High and Dry

anybody else think it sounds very Edge-like?

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Old 05-07-2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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yes, and its very easy to play, anyone can play it...

in case you want to play it, or anyone else, its all on the high e (high string)

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5-5-4-5--5-4-5--5-4-5-7-5-4--5-5-4-5--5-4-2

repeat that once.



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I REALLY need to learn to play my guitar. I still don't understand tabs or music or anything.
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Originally posted by Zoomerang96:
i dont know much either, but if you want to learn how to play something that sounds good AND is easy to play, play what i just typed in my previous post.

i dont mean to sound like a cock here, but did you know what i meant with what i wrote before?

in case you didnt, all you gotta do is pick up the guitar and worry about the thinnest string. the whole solo is played on that one string alone.

the numbers i wrote were frets. so a 5 would be one pick on fret five. its that easy. as soon as you pick up the guitar and try it youll see how easy it is. good luck.

I sortta get it (and this is made more tragic by the fact that I actually took guitar lessons a year ago), but it just never sounds right. I don't know if I don't play it fast enough or what. I'll try it when I get home and see if it sounds anything like real music. Thanks!

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anytime, but do write back and let me know how your comin along with it.
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i dont know much either, but if you want to learn how to play something that sounds good AND is easy to play, play what i just typed in my previous post.

i dont mean to sound like a cock here, but did you know what i meant with what i wrote before?

in case you didnt, all you gotta do is pick up the guitar and worry about the thinnest string. the whole solo is played on that one string alone.

the numbers i wrote were frets. so a 5 would be one pick on fret five. its that easy. as soon as you pick up the guitar and try it youll see how easy it is. good luck.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Zoomerang96:
yes, and its very easy to play, anyone can play it...

in case you want to play it, or anyone else, its all on the high e (high string)

(frets)

5-5-4-5--5-4-5--5-4-5-7-5-4--5-5-4-5--5-4-2

repeat that once.

Zoomerang, this is incorrect.

The solo is played on the B string as follows:

e|------------------------------------------
B|--5-5-4-5-5-4-5-5-4-5/7-5-4-5-5-4-5-5-2-0-

-0---------------|
---0-2/4-4-4-|

Also if you're interested, the chords are

B A E
e|-2--0---0--|
B|-4--2--0--|
G|-4--2--1--|
D|-4--2--2--|
A|-2--0--2--|
E|-X--0--0--|

You're right the solo does sound very Edge style. Simple and effective.

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Old 05-08-2002, 09:56 AM   #8
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thats the way ma told me how to play ta geetar!!!

thanks for sharing that. now that there folks, is the RIGHT way to play.

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It still looks scary to me.
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Does anyone else see the similarity between this solo and the one at the end of 'Love Is Blindness' (especially the live version)?

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I have a friend who believes that the start of Beautiful Day is a direct copy of the start of Planet Telex.

Of course I told him that they are separate chords, its the just the synth effect that sounds similar.
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It still looks scary to me.
well, I have had guitar lessons for about 3 years and is doesn't look like a solo to me (if I wouldn't have known different I would have thought it would be a second guitar line)

so we're about even

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well, I have had guitar lessons for about 3 years and is doesn't look like a solo to me (if I wouldn't have known different I would have thought it would be a second guitar line)

so we're about even

I suddenly feel smarter!

[edit: Well, I did before I had to edit that. ]


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Anyone can play guitar
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this is a very old thread

and it took me friggin forever to figure out what song 'high and dry' was...
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