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  • the-old-coach

    February 17, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Hey, y’all—

    Well, today I did “the whole process” again. This time it was the song “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not- (by Thompson Square). Chose this song because we got to see them perform this in one of the Broadway bars in downtown Nashville ~10 years ago…. from about ten feet away! (Zach Brown was in the crowd about ten feet behind us- drinkin’ beer- I got pics and videos!).

    Anyway- did “the whole thing” using this song….. Told Alexa to play the song, figured out the key, major recipe for the notes, built the matrix/got the chords, listened for the chord changes, gave each chord in the progression it’s “Nashville Number”, and played away.

    Interesting part- the song was actually in Key of A flat- (which in itself is unusual(?)- BUT- (checking my work)- the Ultimate-Guitar TAB showed playing it with a capo on the first fret…. and then just playing “regular” open chords- (G-C-D /// 1-4-5).

    So…. I had to think about that for awhile- because I wanted to– and was– actually playing those 1-4-5 chords in the key of A flat- (no capo)- using all E-shaped barre chords- (A flat, D flat, and E-flat— at 4th, 9th, and 11th frets).

    So I just played the song thru about ten times using only/all barre chords, glancing ONLY at my own chord matrix columns……….

    Hard to put into words– but a DAMN fun “lightbulb moment” today.

    THANKS to TAC— and all who I’ve learned from here in the TAC Forum!😀😀😀

    You all were right— when “it” starts to happen— all the lights come on!!!!


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