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Can someone tell me the chords?


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I'm a drummer trying to figure out the keyboard chords in Rush's 'Distant Early Warning' for my bass player. I only need the first three chords of the song when the Organ/synths kick in at 0:27. I've watched someone on youtube demo it but not sure if he's doing it right. He's doin CDG-CDF#-CDE which just doesn't seem theoretically correct to me..but I'm not a keyboard player. It does sound like it though. Can someone help me out?

Here's a link to the video in case you don't have the song.

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This is what I love about this forum. A drummer with only four previous posts to his name comes on and asks whether we can help a third party with some chords. And up pops someone like SK who actually helps. How many boards are there where you could expect such a response? SK, you're a gent!

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Using your notation style: ACG-ADF#-ACE or Am7 D(triad ) Am. But I'd play the first chord ACEG. Maybe they left out (E) the fifth to be 'original'.

 

The other notes you're hearing are bleeding from other instruments. Good luck with that.

 

Compadre, I beg to differ

 

The first chord is ACDG

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This is what I love about this forum. A drummer with only four previous posts to his name comes on and asks whether we can help a third party with some chords. And up pops someone like SK who actually helps. How many boards are there where you could expect such a response? SK, you're a gent!

 

 

Keyboard players, drummers, bass players, harmonica players...we're all musicians right..nothing wrong with helpin a fellow musician out right?

Thanks for the help guys!

 

oh..and as for searching first..i did do a search first here and found nothing on that song..it was also hard for me to find anything on the web either...so i figured go straight to the source.

 

Thanks all!

 

Jon

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Hey thanks Aidan. Hard to ignore a drummer who's figuring out chords for a bass player.

 

Compadre, I beg to differ

 

The first chord is ACDG

There was a D in there - I thought being covered by another instrument.

 

I guess I could double check it, but I'll just take your word for it. ;)

 

 

there ya go.

 

Never debate personal preference or my ear wax

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harmonica players...we're all musicians right..
Whoa...let's not go TOO far now...

 

thats true, especially that Stevie guy, funny last name and he's blind

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Never debate personal preference or my ear wax

I actually took the bullet and listened again. I still think the D dominates and is played by another patch, guitar or synth. It rings differently from the triads on the keyboard.

 

But fortunately either way, if the D is doubled or not - it doesn't matter. :bor:

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Never debate personal preference or my ear wax

I actually took the bullet and listened again. I still think the D dominates and is played by another patch, guitar or synth. It rings differently from the triads on the keyboard.

 

But fortunately either way, if the D is doubled or not - it doesn't matter. :bor:

 

ACG sounds good but is a tad weak, IMO

 

Its a fair call to say the guitarist( dam guitarists) is adding the D

in his chord work

 

Geddy , what you say ? Its your right hand

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