#1
Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum, just signed up. I hope I'm posting in the right category, if not I apologize. I'm also new to just getting back to playing guitar. There is a song I'd like to learn to play on the guitar so I can sing to it but I don't believe it was designed for guitar chords? Perhaps someone could help match some chords up to be able to sing to this. I would really appreciate it.

Here is the song.... Band: The Silent Comedy........... Song: Bartholomew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoP5NGLsWR0

Thx in advance for any input.
#2
try the subforum for that, tabs and recordings or whatever its called.

we don't play guitar here. we just talk about peni and other stuff
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#4
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Other stuff?


we don't?
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#5
I just looked and there's a tab for that song. It shows enough that you could figure it out. There's like a C , D and F. Just like every song.
#6
Quote by chev311e
I just looked and there's a tab for that song. It shows enough that you could figure it out. There's like a C , D and F. Just like every song.



http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_silent_comedy/bartholomew_tab.htm

that's the link for it. mostly power chords and single note riffs.
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Epiphone Goth G-400 SG
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#7
Quote by chev311e
I just looked and there's a tab for that song. It shows enough that you could figure it out. There's like a C , D and F. Just like every song.


you underestimate my abilities. If I could figure it out I wouldnt be here asking for help. I have looked at the tabs and find no chords going with the music only "lead" guitar stuff.

Thx for posting tho I appreciate you taking the time.
#11
Yea it's not a great song for just using chords.

Intro: D
Verse: D F D A
Prechorus: "I've rambled..." D, C, A-flat, A
Chorus/instrumental/ solo: D, C, A-flat, A

You're gonna have to figure out the timing and stuff
#12
Quote by jtomara37
i guess i don't understand how to read the "power chords". Can't figure out where to put my fingers.

Thx for posting


Well its fairly simple... Tabs look as followed.

e (thinnest string)-----------------------------------
b -------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------------
a--------------------------------------------------------
E (Thickest string)-----------------------------------

As you can see, its upside down.
Now say you want to play an A major chord. (assuming you know that beginner chord)

The tabs would look like this


e(Thinest string)------0---------
b-------------------------2---------
g-------------------------2---------
d-------------------------2---------
a-------------------------0---------
E(thickest string)-----X---------

The number represents what fret you should put your fingers on (in this case, the 2nd fret).
The X marks a string that's supposed to be muted
The 0 (zero) thrings mark the strings where you don't have your fingers on, but should be played.

A bit more in depth explanation can be found here:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/how_to_read_tabs.html

Edit: I see in my post the numbers are not aligned below eachother. with chords the number will be exactly below eachother in a straight line.
My Soundcloud

My beginner rig:

Epiphone Goth G-400 SG
Line 6 Spider IV (Don't judge me, I was young and stupid)
Stagg SW203N
Yamaha APX500
Last edited by BjarnedeGraaf at Jan 24, 2014,
#13
Quote by chev311e
Yea it's not a great song for just using chords.

Intro: D
Verse: D F D A
Prechorus: "I've rambled..." D, C, A-flat, A
Chorus/instrumental/ solo: D, C, A-flat, A

You're gonna have to figure out the timing and stuff


nice, thank you for that... been practicing it a bit, it doesnt quite have that "dark" sound im looking for that seems to be a deeper tone? Is there a way to change it up?

Thanks again for taking the time
#14
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#15
Quote by BjarnedeGraaf
Well its fairly simple... Tabs look as followed.

e (thinnest string)-----------------------------------
b -------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------------
a--------------------------------------------------------
E (Thickest string)-----------------------------------

As you can see, its upside down.
Now say you want to play an A major chord. (assuming you know that beginner chord)

The tabs would look like this


e(Thinest string)------0---------
b-------------------------2---------
g-------------------------2---------
d-------------------------2---------
a-------------------------0---------
E(thickest string)-----X---------

The number represents what fret you should put your fingers on (in this case, the 2nd fret).
The X marks a string that's supposed to be muted
The 0 (zero) thrings mark the strings where you don't have your fingers on, but should be played.

A bit more in depth explanation can be found here:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/how_to_read_tabs.html

Edit: I see in my post the numbers are not aligned below eachother. with chords the number will be exactly below eachother in a straight line.



Thanks... ya for some reason when it comes to like the "A" chord you showed my brain could wrap around it, but when it came to the "power chords?" that were shown in the link it looks like bunch of garbled nonsense. Starting to see it for what is is now, just not used to those type of "chords?" as I'm more of a finger picking acoustic type with no pick.

I've been practicing it a bit trying to match the words up with its sound, don't quite have it yet but will keep on it.

Thanks for taking the time.
#16
Quote by jtomara37
Thanks... ya for some reason when it comes to like the "A" chord you showed my brain could wrap around it, but when it came to the "power chords?" that were shown in the link it looks like bunch of garbled nonsense. Starting to see it for what is is now, just not used to those type of "chords?" as I'm more of a finger picking acoustic type with no pick.

I've been practicing it a bit trying to match the words up with its sound, don't quite have it yet but will keep on it.

Thanks for taking the time.


This might help you with power chords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trf80-R41X8

I recommend checking out more of his stuff.
In his video you see that he's using his pinky as well, you can (if you want) leave that off as well and you'd still have a power chord.

Power chords are used in loads of pop-punk/punkrock/rock songs.

I consider them to be easier than open chords too, because the shape moves around all across the neck of the guitar, without changing.
My Soundcloud

My beginner rig:

Epiphone Goth G-400 SG
Line 6 Spider IV (Don't judge me, I was young and stupid)
Stagg SW203N
Yamaha APX500
Last edited by BjarnedeGraaf at Jan 25, 2014,
#17
Quote by BjarnedeGraaf
This might help you with power chords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trf80-R41X8

I recommend checking out more of his stuff.
In his video you see that he's using his pinky as well, you can (if you want) leave that off as well and you'd still have a power chord.

Power chords are used in loads of pop-punk/punkrock/rock songs.

I consider them to be easier than open chords too, because the shape moves around all across the neck of the guitar, without changing.


Wow, that was a great illustration. Thank you for that. Now its time to practice and commit to memory... if only I had the whole guitar memorized... geesh this would be alot easier