#1
So this music is killing me... I can't figure it out how to play this song

BEND DOWN THE BRENCHES



With capo on first fret I got that:

D--------------------------Em------A
The sky's as deep as it can be
A-------G----------A-------D
Bend down the branches

D--------------------------Em------A
Close your eyes and you will see
A-------G----------A-------D
Bend down the branches

D7----------------G
You're like a willow
G#º------------------A
Once you were gold
A#º--------------------Bm
We're made for bending
E7--------------------A
Even beauty gets old

D--------------------------Em------A
Climb the stairs they're not so steep
A-------G----------A-------D
Bend down the branches
D----------D7--------------------G----------A
Close your eyes and go to sleep
---------G----------A--------D
Bend down the branches


But I'm missing something, and the chords change in a really strange tempo in the "bridge"

Help please.
Last edited by Folkling_ at Feb 9, 2017,
#2
I'm not 100% convinced with this, but I took a pass at it. I was thinking that this might by half step down, but I just went with the capo one like you did. A lot of the time I found it to work better higher up the neck though to get some higher notes in there.

Where you have Em's, I didn't really hear that. If anything I'd guess it was the low E string, but still pretty much just the A7 chord.
For me, I felt that most of the G's worked better as what I called A7*. (x02023)
The E7 on "Once you were gold" sounds much better played as 0799910.
Hope it helps some.


D----------------------------A7
The sky's as deep as it can be
A7------A7*--------A7------D
Bend down the branches

D-----------------------------A7
Close your eyes and you will see
A7------A7*--------A7------D
Bend down the branches

D7----------------G
You're like a willow
E--------E7----------A
Once you were gold
F#7--------------------Bm
We're made for bending
E7--------------------A7
Even beauty gets old

D--------------------------A7------
Climb the stairs they're not so steep
A7------A7*--------A7------D
Bend down the branches
D----------D7--------------------G----------A7
Close your eyes and go to sleep
---------A7*--------A7-------D
Bend down the branches
Last edited by That_Ship at Feb 9, 2017,
#3
The g#º in my tab is certainly wrong, I would go with something like the E/E7 to with the bass string on G#

But are you sure it is F#7 and not A#º?
#4
I do think I hear the low note in there. Maybe A#º7/F# (212020), but I'm not sure.
#5
"A#º7/F#" is F#7b9, but yes, definitely an extension of an F# chord given capo.

A7sus4 Bend A7 down the A7/D bran- D ches

You can play the A7/D as just C#dim/D, xx0020 instead of something like x55655 to x57775
#7
I was just playing it in a simplified way, strumming once per chord along with the words.
#8
someone needs to make guitar pro tabs for Dead and Lovely and Hoist That Rag, goddamnit
#9
Quote by That_Ship
I was just playing it in a simplified way, strumming once per chord along with the words.

Ok me too. But can you identify a time signature?