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Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Lennie, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Lennie

    Lennie Butthult

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    @RumBalls version of The Rain Song is probably better than yours. Just saying.

     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    I'll destroy that version
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    If I can remember it.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Which I probably can't.
     
  5. Lennie

    Lennie Butthult

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    it was kinda a joke. like the person who is playing it
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    You don't say.
     
  7. gilaet

    gilaet mind wandering... Gold

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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    I wonder if I can remember that song. Its a fav of mine. I feel like I'm too lazy to go downstairs
     
  9. Mojopin

    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    I can play that decently on my acoustic.
     
  10. Lennie

    Lennie Butthult

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    yes.
     
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    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    I always have to look up the tuning.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Its in a different tuning? maybe I don't remember it :jj:
     
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    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    D G C G C D
     
  14. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

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    I learned it by ear many moons ago in standard tuning before I ever even knew about alternate tunings.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure I played it regular too. This is starting to bother me.
     
  16. Lennie

    Lennie Butthult

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    uh oh
     
  17. Mojopin

    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    From Wiki:

    When played live, Page used the 6-string neck of the EDS-1275 for "The Rain Song" in order to have two different tunings on the same guitar. The 12-string neck was tuned to Standard tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E) for his use on "The Song Remains the Same". The alternate tuning used for "The Rain Song" on the 6-string neck was Esus2 (E-A-D-A-D-E) - a step higher than the album cut, which was tuned to "Open page" alternative guitar tuning Dsus2 (D-G-C-G-C-D). This is quite an uncommon modal tuning and makes for a very rich sounding accompaniment, led by John Paul Jones. The likely reason the alternate tuning was used in live performances is that while it required Plant to sing in a higher key, it necessitated a tuning change of only two strings (the B and G) on the EDS-1275, whereas the song's original key would have required the tuning of five strings. As this same guitar would later be used in the show for "Stairway to Heaven", the six-string neck would then need to be returned to standard tuning—the alternate "Rain Song" tuning allowed this to be achieved with relative ease.
     
  18. DrivenByDemons

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    I'm playing it now in regular but I haven't heard it in so long I have no idea how wrong it is. BRB
     
  19. Mojopin

    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    Play it in the Dsus2 tuning and you'll be blown away.
     
  20. DrivenByDemons

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    yea, I'm more than a little off :jj: