Learn how to play Skyway Avenue on Acoustic Guitar part 1 of 4.
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Okay, so now we had to do chords, and this song is recorded from what I can understand, it is a half step down. You have got to detune the entire guitar down one half step each I will show you what your guitar is going to sounding right now because it is in a normal tune. I am just going to go with the cable here for a second, low tension to that fiber there. You can toss sounds like this now, D, A, B, G, B, E, but what you are going to do is you are going to turn each one down to do this by half a step, it is going to be B#, G#, C#, F#, A#, and D#. It is a common practice in a lot of bands specially if you get some of the older guys from the 70s and 90s and they are still doing these songs now if you listen to the songs live they are done in completely different keys because their voices changed.
And so, as well, whatever I do covers on, this is just a good tool to know, whenever I do covers on, I always have my guitar tuned half step down. You see you can reach those extra notes as notes to just some notes some coach can have. Not everybody is Steve bloody Perry okay, from Jenny, from the 80s and stuff, for those high Gaily boys and so. Anyway these guys happen wrote everything in a half step down so. So let us go with it. Scar Way Avenue, this is what you guitar is sounding like. Okay, in the half step down tuning let us just look at some chords first before we go over the song. It has got some Cs now this is a C here is a C in normal mode, this might be a two point lesson because it is going to be rather along.
This is a normal C and there is one of those in there but it is not that green day good riddance okay, good riddance C here and here okay? It has got a G what is called a G over D, so instead of a G, which you normally know from me my G, we all know what that would sound. But I always play a G like this except to complain things like this, have that one in, but anyway, that is what I play in the G, that is just the way I do it. Instead of B, pinky the small finger being down here on the E string on a high E you go into B string.
And that is what it sounds like, I have picked this song out by ear, so this is for you Andy from Florida, so that is what I picked out of it. And also the D instead of your normal D I am hearing a D9, which is a D without that point without the E string down okay? So there is a C, G over D, and that D9, okay then you have got a Bm, which is a back chord if you are a beginner back chords are a bit of a pain in the ass but this is Bm, get used to it okay? Then there is E, full E, regular just open an E chord.
And then there is a C9, there another type of C all together here is a regular C we are going to go one on B string in third fret. So this is an awful lot of cool to get brand new, this is going to take you long, you can flex them instead of doing C9 you can play regular C if you like but this seems like what I heard with them doing with those electric guitars. Also, here is your regular A, that is not in here but A9 is which is just these two strings in the second fret, D and G string in the second fret and let us see if that is everything, I recognize all. So let us have a look at the first verse and see what happens.