#1
Hey guys,

Can someone help break down the picking pattern to Dead Flowers by Townes van Zandt for me? I Just can't figure it out..

tab-
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/t/townes_van_zandt/dead_flowers_tab.htm

song-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wonPmOhglhs

Cheers
Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god
Wandering, wandering in hopeless night
Out here in the perimeter there are no stars

Out here we is stoned
Immaculate.
#2
What exactly is tripping you up? The rhythm is kind tricky, but other than that? My initial suggestion would be to seperate out the root and 5th that is played on the downbeat, and when you have that part of the progression down, then add the picking of the chord in the middle. But I'm guessing you've already tried that.

Gear:
Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.
Last edited by roamingbard13 at Jul 31, 2009,
#3
Heh the rhythm, I guess. I can play it and it sounds just about right but its just slightly off, kinda hard to explain

Finger placement for the first C chord of the verse I'm not sure of either.
Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god
Wandering, wandering in hopeless night
Out here in the perimeter there are no stars

Out here we is stoned
Immaculate.
#4
My best way to describe the rhythm is that it's very lazy. Almost a little dave matthewsish. His downbeat is late and then he catches up in the rest of the measure. Does that make sense?


And the C chord is fingered more like a Cadd9. If you think about it that way, it might help.

Gear:
Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.