Everlong

This old Foo Fighters song is in Drop-D tuning. Only, my low E-string barely stays in tune past the 7th fret when tuned normally. So how to reproduce that lovely drone without four finger chords that span five frets (ouch)? Drop the G-string down to F# and play with mostly open chords. Like so:

    Verse           Bridge         Chorus
    D/F# B/F# G/D                  B5 G5 D  A
e  ---------------|--------------|------------
b  -2----2----3---|-2-3-5-7-8----|-0--3--3--2-
F# -0----0----3---|-3-3-7-8-8--7-|-0--1--3--3-
D  -0-------------|-0-0-0-0-0--7-|----0--0----
A  ------2--------|------------0-|-2--------0-
E  -----------3---|--------------|----3-------

A couple hours and 8 tracks in GarageBand later (rhythm, lead, vocals, and falsetto, all doubled) I had this: Everlong.

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Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
September 6th, 2014 at 5:50 pm
Categories
Original Music