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PostSubject: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 9:30 pm

Just figured this out. Pretty straightforward

"American Slang"

Standard tuning

Strum on C leading to Riff

Riff

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---10-8-------10-10-8-------10-8-------8
--------9/7/5---------9/7/5------9/7/5---
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Verse

Am
Look what you started,
F
I seem to be coming out of my skin.
Am
Look what you've forgotten here.
F
The bandages just don't keep me in.


C F
and when it was over, I woke up alone.


Am G F C
and they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive.
Am G F C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm.
Am G F C
I called for my father but my father had died.
F G C
while you told me fortunes, in American Slang.

Riff

Am
Look at the damage,
F
the fortunes came for the richer men.
Am
while we're left with gallows,
F
waiting for us liars to come down and hang.

C F
and when it was over, I woke up alone.


Am G F C
and they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive.
Am G F C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm.
Am G F C
I called for my father but my father had died.
F G C
while you told me fortunes, in American Slang.


Am G F C
and here's where we died that time last year,
Am G F C
and here's where the angels and devils meet.
Am G F C
and you can dance with the queen if you need,
Am G F C
and she will always keep your cards close to her heart.
C
before they tear you apart.

Riff


Am G F C
and they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive.
Am G F C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm.
Am G F C
I called for my father but my father had died.
F G C
while you told me fortunes, in American Slang.
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 10:49 pm

Wow that was fast, I'm glad to see I was right with the riff I feel accomplished now lol, thanks for the chords though
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeWed Mar 24, 2010 4:17 am

THANKS MAN!
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeWed Mar 24, 2010 5:41 am

bakerfall wrote:
Just figured this out.

And I was just thinking how nice it would be to have this. Great work.
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeWed Mar 24, 2010 5:58 am

thanks for posting!

haven't listened to the song yet but from chord progression it should be kinda like "old" TGA
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:35 pm

Does anyone know how to do the power chord riffing in the verse?
I'm meaning the Smoke On The Water like riff
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeSun Mar 28, 2010 1:54 pm

Prisoner wrote:
Does anyone know how to do the power chord riffing in the verse?
I'm meaning the Smoke On The Water like riff

this guy has had a go at a guitar cover; it's the first one up


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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeSun Mar 28, 2010 7:57 pm

The intro riff sounds a lot better as:

E - 5-3---------5-5-3----------5-3---------3--------3
B--------5-3-1---------5-3-1--------5-3-1---1-1-1
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 8:54 am

I Hope you don’t mine me just copying and pasting your version and making some alterations.

Intro is the palm mute on the C major power chord. I prefer to play the riff here because you don’t have to move your fingers much to go into it from the intro. Other than that, just changes to the verse and the middle bit from “heres where we died this time last year...”

I think this is correct.

Riff

E-------5-3---------------5-5-3--------------5-3----------3-3-3-3-3--
B-------------5-3-----------------5-3-------------5-3-------------------
G-------------------5-------------------5---------------5----------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------


Verse

Am
Look what you started,
F G
I seem to be coming out of my skin.
Am
Look what you've forgotten here.
F G
The bandages just don't keep me in.


C F
and when it was over, I woke up alone.


Am G F C
and they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive.
Am G F C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm.
Am G F C
I called for my father but my father had died.
F G C
while you told me fortunes, in American Slang.

Riff

Am
Look at the damage,
F G
the fortunes came for the richer men.
Am
while we're left with gallows,
F G
waiting for us liars to come down and hang.

C F
and when it was over, I woke up alone.


Am G F C
and they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive.
Am G F C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm.
Am G F C
I called for my father but my father had died.
F G C
while you told me fortunes, in American Slang.


Am G F
and here's where we died that time last year,
F C G F
and here's where the angels and devils meet.
Am G F C
and you can dance with the queen if you need,
F C G F G
and she will always keep your cards close to her heart.
C
before they tear you apart.

Riff


Am G F C
and they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive.
Am G F C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm.
Am G F C
I called for my father but my father had died.
F G C
while you told me fortunes, in American Slang
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PostSubject: Re: American Slang   American Slang Icon_minitimeWed Apr 21, 2010 3:58 pm

You guys are pretty close, just a few minor mistakes I've found (the bridge and a note or two in the lead riff). Here's what I got:

American Slang

Standard tuning

Intro part 1
Guitar 2
(palm muted)
C F G x2

Intro part 2
Guitar 1 hold these notes
e|-3h5-3-------------3h5-5-3-----------------3h5-3---------------3-------3------3-|
B|----------3h5-3---------------3h5-3-----3----------3h5-3----------3-3----3-3---|
G|------------------5---------------------5----------------------5----------------------| x2

Guitar 2
C F G x2

Verse
Guitar 2
Am G Am F G x2

Pre-chorus
Guitar 2
C F x4

Chorus
Guitar 2
Am G F C x3
F G

Bridge
Am G F C x2
F G
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