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Re: Re: Re: Re: tuning for "Nothing Is Wrong"

Thank you, Peter -- I can't tell you how cool it is to hear from both you and Chris.

And a big "Ahah!" on your explanation of the chord form -- I *thought* I was hearing an open chord of some kind (no 3rd) plus an added note on the IV chord, and what you described accounts for both. (If I'm understanding you correctly, the unfretted D string becomes part of the IV chord, so it's actually spelled C-D-G instead of C-E-G. And both the I and the V chords have no 3rds.) I was guessing that an altered tuning might account for it, but this is even easier. As I play it, I find myself next going to a "normal" barred II chord on the 5th fret, and a "normal" barred V on the same fret before starting the pattern over -- is that how you do it?

I did see "Margot at the Wedding" and was psyched to hear NIW -- but not nearly enough of it! Guess that's the way it is in movies these days.

Thanks again . . . if you're playing anywhere around D.C., I'll be there.



Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: tuning for "Nothing Is Wrong"

Here's the construction: (G chord)
6th string - G (third fret)
5th string - B (second fret)
4th string - open
3rd string - open
2nd string - D (third fret)
1st string - unplayed (mostly)

Now move that same assembly up so the 6th string is fretted on the 8th fret (C) and all the other strings are fretted comparably to the above construction. That's your IV (C) chord.

Two more frets up (10th fret 6th string D), same construction and that's your V (D) chord.

I'm trying to write this with half a cup of coffee starting to work, with Raggs blaring on tv and active children flying from sofa to sofa, so I'm not guaranteeing its complete accuracy....

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