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tango87 10-10-2017 04:05 PM

I Am Waiting - how on earth does he play it?
 
Hello all,

This is one for the guitarists amongst us, of which I am just about one...

I've just listened to Lindsey's version of 'I Am Waiting' for the first time in ages (it was in storage, along with most of my life) - and I was reminded of just how utterly wonderful it is. Such a beautiful arrangement, stunningly played. So different from the Stones' original, which is really basic in comparison.

Do any of you guitar-wielders know how he plays it? It seems to be a non-standard tuning, am I right? But which one? Any thoughts on the finger-picking?

Then there is the fact that he is able to sing while he plays it, but that's another thing altogether...

Any tips would be very welcome.

rajtrip 10-11-2017 11:07 AM

It's on the soundstage dvd, the one featuring Stevie, as a bonus track.

Here's a youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytnunZT3zJQ.

Thanks for reminding me. I must have listened to it everyday for a month back in the day.

tango87 10-11-2017 12:22 PM

Yes, I love the Soundstage version. He was on majorly good live form around that time, wasn't he?

On this clip you can see him tuning his acoustic before he plays - is it an open G? DADGAD? My ears aren't good enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im6zZlWzKHQ

AlexD 10-22-2017 12:42 PM

It's open G with a capo. The place the capo is at on Soundstage isn't the same place it is on the album because he used the same guitar earlier in the concert for "Somones Gotta Change Your Mind" which is tuned to Open F. The first chord in "I am Waiting" is 010200 (Highest sounding string to lowest).

AlexD 10-22-2017 12:45 PM

https://youtu.be/rnJPwslW8to

Also, one of The Ledge members posted this cover of it. The guitar is pretty good, but his singing is subpar imo. You can definitely see how to play the song from watching the video

elle 10-22-2017 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by AlexD (Post 1217754)
https://youtu.be/rnJPwslW8to

Also, one of The Ledge members posted this cover of it. The guitar is pretty good, but his singing is subpar imo. You can definitely see how to play the song from watching the video

thanks for sharing - is that you?

AlexD 10-22-2017 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by elle (Post 1217758)
thanks for sharing - is that you?

Shush


Maybe

tango87 10-23-2017 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlexD (Post 1217753)
It's open G with a capo. The place the capo is at on Soundstage isn't the same place it is on the album because he used the same guitar earlier in the concert for "Somones Gotta Change Your Mind" which is tuned to Open F. The first chord in "I am Waiting" is 010200 (Highest sounding string to lowest).

Wonderful, thank you Alex! To quote someone, 'You guys are great!'

tango87 10-23-2017 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by AlexD (Post 1217762)
Shush


Maybe

You should be proud! It's great work - and how you even begin to sing while you're playing something as complicated as that I've no idea.

Peestie 10-25-2017 04:53 AM

I think I might have tabbed this out in PowerTab when the album originally came out but I have no idea where the files are or if PowerTab even exists anymore... If it is one of the ones I tabbed and if I can find it I'll post it :)

AlexD, really nice! The singing is absolutely grand :) Good job all round

tango87 10-27-2017 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Peestie (Post 1217801)
I think I might have tabbed this out in PowerTab when the album originally came out but I have no idea where the files are or if PowerTab even exists anymore... If it is one of the ones I tabbed and if I can find it I'll post it :)

AlexD, really nice! The singing is absolutely grand :) Good job all round

That would be wonderful, Peestie! I hope you can track it down.


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