"Table For Two" from Caedmon's Call "40 Acres" Words and music by Derek Webb Copyright © 1999 New Spring Publishing / Niphon Music (ASCAP) http://caedmons-call.com http://awakeningrecords.com Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net Capo 4. At a moderate, mellow tempo (one bass note per second, I think they used a digital watch for a metronome) in 6/8 time, pick and strum primarily using down strokes as follows: Beat 1 2 3 4 5 6 B = bass note B x x B x x x = strum The first (smallest) string is not played throughout most of the song. I often mute it with my fretting hand, by just wrapping my fingers a bit too close around the neck (you know, the way we all do by accident when first learning to play). Or with your picking hand you can rest a finger or two on the 1st string for muting plus increased pick control. This "anchoring" technique is considered a bad habit by many, but I've also seen professionals do it, and it just seems really "folky" to me. Sidenote: A more common form of anchoring--in fact, standard practice for bluegrass banjo players--is resting a finger or two (pinky and maybe ring finger) on the edge of the sound hole (or banjo head) when playing fingerstyle. The main reason anchoring-- with or without a pick--is a bad habit for guitarists is that while it makes easy music easier, it makes difficult music more difficult by encumbering your picking hand. Because "Table For Two" is built on its bass line, it's a good song for practicing accuracy without anchoring. You got that fer free. Another cool way to "cheat" would be to tune the first string down a whole step to match the 2nd string 3rd fret, so xxxx30 sounds like one note. Thus you wouldn't have to mute the 1st string; most of the time you'd just play it un-fretted. The chord I'm calling D (which is actually a Dsus9) could be fingered like a regular D, xx0232, and A7, Asus and A would be x02022, x02232 and x02222. Or if you played the A chords the regular way with the open 1st string, you'd have a nice dissonant sound. And, of course, another variation on the above trick is to partial capo. First capo 2, then at the 4th fret capo all but the 1st string. The fun never ends! For more on partial-capoing, go to http://www.t-rev.net/hint.html Chord - Name XX0230 D (adlib hammer 1st and 3rd strings on 2nd fret) X4023X D/C# X2023X D/B X0023X D/A 3X003X G 2X023X D/F# 0X003X Em7 X0203X A7sus X2443X Bm 2X443X Bm/F# 0X010X E7 X2010X E7/B 3X000X Gh (hammer 3X201X on and off) X0202X A7 2X003X G/F# X02230 Asus X02220 A [intro] D, /C#, /B, /A, G, D/F#, Em7, A7sus (2x) [verse 1] D, /C#, /B, /A, G, D/F#, Em7, A7sus Bm, /F#, E7, /B, Gh D, /C#, /B, /A, G, D/F#, Em7, A7sus Bm, /F#, E7, A7, D [chorus 1] G, /F#, Em7, D, Asus, A G, /F#, Em7, D, Asus, A G, /F#, Em7, D, Asus, A Gh (this time short Gh without the hammer on, right into verse 2) [verse 2] [chorus 2] [verse 3] [chorus 3] Transcribed 3/19/1998 by T-rev More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net
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