Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: Guitar parts (was Caprichordia)

Travis Zanoni TravisZ@actf.com.au
Tue, 18 Jun 2002 11:38:34 +1000

Martin plays it up around the 7th fret and Jim plays it from the 2nd fret.
I find Jim's a bit tricky because it stretches over four frets and you need
to do a few hammers etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff and Jane Scott [mailto:jscott@iinet.net.au]
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 8:53 PM
To: fish_oil@space.com
Cc: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Re: Guitar parts (was Caprichordia)

At 15-06-02 04:54 PM -0700, fish_oil@space.com wrote:
>More axioms for the guitar obsessed. Delete now if
>you're not stuck on Luritja Way, flogging your poor
>guitar w/o mercy...
>Intro (main riff, IMO) is an E played by mashing all
>but the bass string 2nd fret, and hammering an a to b
>on the 3rd string with ring or pinky x2, then more
>hammering of a d note (2nd string), pull off Db, b on
>3rd string, etc. All of this takes place within the big
>E(ish) chord formed on the 2nd fret. YOu can do it with
>ringing e and b strings out on 7 and 9, but that makes
>the little hammer pull thing a bit tricky. It sounds
>better down low to my ears, but my clumsy paws make it
>painful at times :)

i think i've more or less got it now, up around the 7th fret (which is 
where the Oils play it).  i think the hard part is playing it as well as 
they do - if you don't play it well it sounds like crap so you think you're 
doing it wrong!


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