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Old 08-30-2006, 06:25 AM
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Default Any Bread fans? Need help with Aubrey chords

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with performing this song?
I'm having trouble with the progression on the third line of each verse and the chords they may have used. I have it figured out to where I can play it but it is not correct and it is bothering me to get it right.
Any help would be well appreciated.

Here's the example of the area I'm looking for:

G G/F# Em ? ? ?
But who's to blame for the love that wouldn't bloom

C G
For the hearts that never played in tune

Thanks and PS. I tried finding tabs on the internet but I don't believe what I've found to be correct.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:09 AM
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"Aubrey" is a beautiful song. I never learned to play it, though. If I can find my Bread CD (not sure I've unpacked it yet after the move) I'll give it a listen and see if I can identify the chord you're referring to.
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"Aubrey" is a beautiful song. I never learned to play it, though. If I can find my Bread CD (not sure I've unpacked it yet after the move) I'll give it a listen and see if I can identify the chord you're referring to.
Thanks Jim. It's more than just one chord though. It's a walk down that I'm just not getting quite right.
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Aw man! I knew I shouldn't have gotten rid of that Bread songbook!
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Try this ???
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Thanks, this looks like it may work. I had a feeling that it was some uncommon bass roots on top of a familiar chord. I'll work on it this evening.
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The part you are missing is very easy. Yes it is a walk down but if I remember correctly, all the other strings are open and you just pluck the 1st and 3rd (or is it 4th?) strings.

I'm still at work. I'll let you know when I get home.

Hmm, maybe I need to keep a guitar in my office in case of emergencies such as this.
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The part you are missing is very easy. Yes it is a walk down but if I remember correctly, all the other strings are open and you just pluck the 1st and 3rd (or is it 4th?) strings.

I'm still at work. I'll let you know when I get home.

Hmm, maybe I need to keep a guitar in my office in case of emergencies such as this.
I would imagine it's the first and fourth but I will look forward to hearing from you and giving your approach a shot as well as the tab that Bern led me to.

Sometimes I find it's the easiest things that seem hard to figure out.
Trying too hard, assuming it's complicated or perhaps giving guitar virtuoso credit to the simpleton?

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Aw man! I knew I shouldn't have gotten rid of that Bread songbook!
I think I have that book! UncleShish, send me an email to remind me to look for it tonight.
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Well the tabs that bern so graciously directed me to are incorrect.

I can tell the run is chromatic and descending in notes from D# to D to C# to C but I can't find any notes that really sit well with the root.

I'll keep plugging along and see what happens.
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Sorry, uncle.
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Sorry, uncle.
Definitely no need for apologies. I appreciate your effort to help.
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Hey Chris,
Another fan of that song here. Try this and let me know what ya think.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...aubrey_tab.htm

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Sorry it took me awhile.

Here it goes.

After the Em, the bass line goes from 4th string first fret, 4th string open and 5th string on 4th fret followed by the C chord.

The picking pattern stays same throughout (bass - 3rd string- 1st string- 3rd string) with the 3rd and 1st strings open.

Let me know if this does not make sense. Not good at explaining tab.
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You can also pluck the second string with the first for a fuller sound.
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