Is anyone good at figuring out guitar chords by ear?

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  1. mrjohansson

    mrjohansson New User

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    if you are, could you possibly work this song out roughly:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYCQbFo67wo

    i couldn't find an official video, but ah well

    it will be much appreciated by my amateur band and I!!!!
     
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  2. yodudedudeyo

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    in the description it gives you the name of the song and artist, have you tried looking up the tabs?
     
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  3. mrjohansson

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    yeah, unfortunately it's not well-known enough to have been listed anywhere :-|
     
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  4. bluestreak711

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    i might can get a little of it just enough to get you started and what key do you want it in

    i dont know what key they are playing it in

    it might not sound the exactly the same because it might not be in the same key

    or if you know how to read it i can put it in number format and you can put it in any key you want to for example

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    key of c c d e f g a b
    key of a a b c# d e f# g#


    ok i dont have much of it but maybe it will help (getting ready to post)

    and i will post the lyrics here to have something to work with
     
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    Joshua Radin - Don't Look Away lyrics


    My eye's reflection
    windows perfection
    look and you'll see
    the things I can be

    the graves have passed
    the moments don't last
    like the God's of old days
    that don't see my way
    what I want today

    don't look away, if you do than i may
    no one knows truth not even you
    you let your mind show
    hate that i've known
    that i've been there before
    don't look away anymore

    your stare is like a spot on the sun
    I'm blind but the only one
    who knows what to say to you
    I say it today to you
    your stare's like a wave
    breakaway
    from my life in the sand
    a simple plan
    what I want today

    don't look away, if you do than i may
    no one knows truth not even you
    you let your mind show
    hate that i've known
    that i've been there before
    don't look away anymore

    you can't see me now
    all those games you play
    I can't know you know
    I need one more day
    cause I want to tell you

    don't look away, if you do than i may
    no one knows truth not even you
    you let your mind show
    hate that i've known
    that i've been there before
    don't look away anymore

    don't look away, if you do than i may
    no one knows truth not even you
    you let your mind show
    hate that i've known
    that i've been there before
    don't look away anymore

    don't look away, if you do than i may
    no one knows truth not even you
    not even you (4x)
     
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  6. bluestreak711

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    (4)don't (1)look a--way (5)if (1)you do than (4)i (1)may




    i know its not much but it may be a start
    i might be off a bit but see if that helps and let me know
     
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  7. bluestreak711

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    i put the number representing the chord in front of the syallble the chord is supposed to be played

    let me know if you have trouble reading it and tell me what key you want it in and i will put it in a certain key instead of number format

    i just now edited it because i just seen it didnt line up when i tried to put the chord above the words
     
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  8. mrjohansson

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    Hi, thanks a lot for taking a look at this for me, i'll have a go at playing it in a few different keys then let you know how i get on :)
     
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  9. bluestreak711

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    you are very welcome and to be honest i am a piano player lol
    because of that it is easier for me to get it than a guitar player would

    what i do is sound out the melody with just one finger and mash down all the keys of the chord with my left hand and see which one best corresponds with the note at that time

    also another intreating fact guitar chords are the same as piano chords so if you get sheet music for the piano with the chords written above it you can play those chords on the guitar

    heres something that will help you in the future
    if you can get to a piano sound out the one finger melody with your right hand and the as you play each note hold down all the keys of the chord with your left hand and find the chord that best corresponds with each note

    well it doesnt sound like a bed of roses unless you learn to play the chord properly in the correct timing but that isnt necessary for you because you are a guitar player


    if you try that little trick always do it in the key of c on the piano because it is the easiest key to play in and you always can transpose it
    i cant even play the song but i found the chords like that

    and i know it isnt a good idea to get involved with two instrments but that little bit there shouldnt hurt
    doing it like that you are not even learning the piano you are just finding the chords you need
    that isnt even playing right but that trick surely comes in handy to find the chords you need

    or if you know somebody that plays the piano just a little bit even a begainer that has been playing a couple months can help you out with the chords

    i am sorry for the rant it is a habbit for me.i just hope i might have said something that you can find useful.and i really dont know when to stop talking:)lol

    anyway let me know if you get any where or not if you need to i will have a second look at it
     
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