The La's tabs n chords

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The La's tabs n chords

Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:28 pm

helloo anyone know where i can get the tabs for the songs off The La's album?, they used to have em on http://www.geocities.com/mavers81 but no geocities sits work now.<br>
if anyone knows can u let me know please,<br>
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Re: The La's tabs n chords

Postby Tony » Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:45 pm

<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/bug/logo0/tab.gif" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> - </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.geocities.com/mavers81/">www.geocities.com/mavers81/</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br>
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Works fine for me . .<br>
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Re: The La's tabs n chords

Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 26, 2003 4:03 pm

oh right no geocities sites work for me n havent for a few weeks or for anyone else i know.

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Re: The La's tabs n chords

Postby Tony » Fri Dec 26, 2003 5:56 pm

Try this, it's the google cache of it . . .<br>
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Re: The La's tabs n chords

Postby Syl » Fri Dec 26, 2003 7:15 pm

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Steven's - The La's - Tablature website: <!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/bug/logo0/tab.gif" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>
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Nice idea Tony, the Google cache! always saves the day, can you think of the web without Google.. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>
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Not working? in what way, about the only thing Geocities has is a pop up on their pages, in fact, its one of the few pages that display correctly nowadays with the firewall settings pretty much sewn up, port 80 only, hiding the OS and browser details etc etc..<br>
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Re: The La's tabs n chords

Postby Anonymous » Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:58 am

cheers mate i used that cache thing n it worked. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :smokin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/smokin.gif ALT=":smokin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END-->

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All By Myself Tab

Postby Macey » Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:04 pm

Hi. Good tab site!! I saw that 'All By Myself' was missing though. Believe it or not it's actually in standard tuning (I asked Mavers to play it for me to check!) I can't spend hours doing all that tab-transcript stuff - it takes me long enough to type this! But all someone needs out there is a nudge in the right direction. The song is in the key of E, but Mavers uses the conventional three fingered D chord as an E triad and simply pushes it up the neck a whole tone (2 frets). Once you have that, you will see that the bottom open strings (E,A&D) all provide the open rings for the root-changes which are kind of backed up by the bass on the original.<br>
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It all sounds way harder than it is! Just shove the D shape up 2 frets and feel your way around. Use the little pinky on the top string for embellishments like you would ordinarily - it's still making the chord a 'Sus.<br>
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Lee's playing?

Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:39 pm

Nice one Macey. As a slight aside, did you get the impression that Lee is nothing more than adequate (technically) when it comes yo his guitar playing? Just, from your description it sounds like something I would do (and I'm pretty basic - rhythm only). Also, in your book a lot of those interviewed either said or hinted at this, that Lee was more of a 'feel' player in the style of Lennon. This is not a criticism as I think some of the best songwriters were maybe not so hot technically at the playing, in fact sometimes it can detract from a song. Anyway, I'd appreciate your take on the matter.

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Re: Lee's playing?

Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:56 pm

Nah, watch Freedom Song at the Mean Fiddler. Lee does all the lead on that and he's great. Also, the riffs he plays in I Can't Sleep sound great with the lead guitar going over what he's playing with some equally exquisite melodies.<br>
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That thing about All By Myself is, again, all about feel. I ain't tried to learn it but I bet you it sounds well better doing what Mavers plays rather than normal E. It's got nothing to do with how good he is on the guitar. After all, the slid up E is still a valid chord, even tho its not the conventional one.<br>
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Watch some jazz guitarists and you'll see that some of them never play the "normal" open chords cos it sound well better higher up the fret board.

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lee's guitar

Postby Anonymous » Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:58 pm

i remember someone saying one of the reasons lee had a revolving door of guitarists (and barry sutton will back this up, as he says in the book, he began doubting his own guitar skills after seeing Lee play and the way Lee demanded repeated practises), is because he has such high standards, as he is a superb lead and rhythm guitarist himself, as mentioned, the proof is in the video footage, Lee slides easily between rhythmic chops (''i cant sleep'') through to jamming with lead guitar on other songs, he's not a flash guitarist in the flamboyant mould, but i reckon he could hold his own, he just usually sticks to keeping his play to fit the music rather than taking over it<br>
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edgar summertyme made a point once to repeat what countless people said, Lee has taken Keef Richards/old bluesmen's tuning techniques and taken them a bit further, experimenting in a more complex way, yet making the sound more basic and true<br>
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from 1969 onwards Richards reverted to open G tuning with a capo for most of the Stones work, and often only used 4 or 5 strings on his favourite Tele, more links to Lee's mindset there, Lee, by the sounds of it also adored the way Richards locked up all his electric guitars and insisted on overdubs of acoustic guitars only during ''beggars banquet'', go and dig it out and listen to ''street fightin man'', the sound is like a boxers punch and much tougher than any other Stones record in their history...<br>
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and that was down to Richards overdubbing his acoustics (and a steel dobro resonator blues guitar) through a tape recorder over and over, then running it through the song mix, which made a similar sound to Lee's ''holy grail''... punchy yet not metallic, earthy yet not subtle, just right<br>
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Mavers the guitarist

Postby Macey » Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:48 pm

It's a very interesting point you know...<br>
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I think the description of Lee as a 'feel player' is the surest bet. I think he is underrated technically because of his tendency to focus exclusively on 'the song.' You can't fault his playing on the album at all - I think he's the kind of player who can pull it out of the bag when he needs to, but doesn't push himself too much re 'technique.' For example, I don't think he'd know where to start to get to something like open D, but at the same time he recognises the flexibilty of the guitar in that way because he's experimented a lot with PITCH. I really wanted to spend more time with him on these kind of things, but it was not to be.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START : --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>
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I think if you look at something like ABM, it is a very simple phrase around which the song is built, but you can see the thought which has gone into THE WAY he wanted to present it on guitar i.e. which chord shapes to use. That way, genius lies. Like Graham Nash said, the trick is to write something so personal, the whole world can relate to it.<br>
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Some of the new stuff the Crescent played fro me on their guitars was, again, very simple but very well 'thought out'. It's a lesson to us all...<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>
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Stones

Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:47 am

Nice thoughts in this thread. James talking about Rolling Stones in that post above reminded me of similarities i heard between The Last Time and Doledrum? Has anyone else noticed? I feel that the guitar riff is almost stolen (amongst few other things.) Lee wasn't that kinda writer wasn't he... like the Oasis fellas? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START : --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>
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happy new year / la's and guitars

Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:08 pm

the songs use a similar chord sequence (E/D/A) so bits of the melody probably sound similar, just as ''i cant sleep'' sounds similar to ''youre gonna miss me'' by the 13th floor elevators, same E/D/A/G chord progression, choppy rhythm<br>
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''the last time'' of course was mostly half inched by richards from the song ''this could be the last time'' by the detroit spinners gospel band (spacemen 3 and spiritualized also took a lot from them)<br>
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Lee's guitar playing

Postby Stuart82 » Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:29 pm

...what was that quote?....''Those who spend all there time soloing and playing lot's of note's. It just means they can't find the right one's to play''.<br>
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For an example of how good Lee's guitar ability is, I just look to some of the early stuff, 'Sweet 35' and 'Tree's Plant's', song's he wrote not long after picking a guitar up. Badger said he wrote 'Sweet 35' after playing the guitar for 2 months, I know some people on here have queried that, but all I'll say is I wouldn't put it past him!

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Re: Lee's guitar playing

Postby Syl » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:00 am

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