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Old 01-24-2019, 12:06 PM
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Default Learning style, need chords of a song

Hello folks,

Apologies if this is the wrong section for these kind of inquiries or frowned upon in general, but I was wondering if you could help me out determining the chords of a song, since it is the easiest and most fulfilling way for me to practice. I would do this myself but I'm just starting out so I can't determine them by ear, yet.

It's the intro, which repeats throughout the song, of Coleman Hell's Summerland, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rI46YY93jA

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I use Chordify to get hints, then my ears. According to Chordify, it's in Dm. No idea if it really is, but you might find Chordify useful either way.

https://chordify.net/chords/summerla...man-hell-topic
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:25 AM
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when i’m looking for chords to a song, i just type “song title chords” and follow my google results. heres one link for that one https://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/fl...and-31437.html
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:40 AM
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I use Chordify to get hints, then my ears. According to Chordify, it's in Dm. No idea if it really is, but you might find Chordify useful either way.

https://chordify.net/chords/summerla...man-hell-topic
Thank you for this, SunnyDee, much appreciated. I'll try to see if it helps me out.

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when i’m looking for chords to a song, i just type “song title chords” and follow my google results. heres one link for that one https://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/fl...and-31437.html
I've tried googling the song, but apparently it's so new there are no chords or tabs for it, not even in youtube comments. The one you linked is not Coleman Hell's song, but Florida Georgia Line's.
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:24 AM
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Hello folks,

Apologies if this is the wrong section for these kind of inquiries or frowned upon in general, but I was wondering if you could help me out determining the chords of a song, since it is the easiest and most fulfilling way for me to practice. I would do this myself but I'm just starting out so I can't determine them by ear, yet.

It's the intro, which repeats throughout the song, of Coleman Hell's Summerland, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rI46YY93jA

Thank you kindly,
rockstack
Dmin F C
Dmin F Amin

If you want to play it *exactly* like the record however, that will take a bit more work as this is an altered tuning (bottom string is D for starters) and some of the notes and chords are hammered on. I could write it out in notation but to tab it and give you the fingering would take rather more work to figure out his tuning.

Sounds like it could be a baritone guitar to me.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:06 AM
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I use this: https://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/screenshots.html
It's designed to help you listen, although it will suggest chords if you ask it. (You have to record the track first, the program works with audio files, not with streaming audio.)

What it won't tell you (of course) is how the guitar is tuned. In this case (having used that program to slow it down) it seems to be in an open Dm tuning: DADFAD. (Normal guitar, not necessarily a baritone, unless it has a capo!)
So, JohnnyBGood's chords are right, but they won't be the usual shapes.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:13 AM
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Dmin F C
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Sounds like it could be a baritone guitar to me.
That's actually what i was thinking. I would likely try it with Em shapes on my baritone with a capo on 3, makes for easy shapes. If the voicing fits, it would work well.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:42 AM
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In this case (having used that program to slow it down) it seems to be in an open Dm tuning: DADFAD.
Yep that works (although there's something about the tone of that guitar that still makes me think its a capoed baritone):

Code:
D-------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
F--------0--------------h4 ----h2--------0---------------h4-----7----------
D----------------0------h3-----h2----------------0-------h3-----7----------
A-----------------------h3-----h3------------------------h3-----0----------
D---0-------h7----------h3-----------0-------h7----------h3----------------
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