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Stormy Monday and Red House giving me trouble!

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by ccrnnr9, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. ccrnnr9


    Sep 1, 2008
    I go to a local blues jam every thursday night and while I have only been playing for 3 months I find I can hang in there for most stuff that is basic I, IV, V blues but once we get into more complicated chord changes I get lost. I have searched around here and have found some helpful stuff but am still having a lot of trouble:

    First for Stormy Monday, they always play it in G but I cannot figure out the changes other than G to C and back. I have listened to the ABB Live at Filmore East countless times and Berry just keeps leaving me hanging :p. Can anyone help? To my ears it sounds like it starts out like this:
    G, C, G, G
    C, C, G/A, G/A

    I know this is wrong because it just doesn't sound right. Anyone have any pointers for me? I really would like to be able to at least hang with the chord changes tomorrow night on this song. I can figure out the filler or just make up something that works if I can just get the darned changes right.

    As far as red house goes, it is pretty simple but one thing always throws me off. I listen to Hendrix's version a lot and although everyone says its A maj when we play it, the notes sound minor at times. Is there something Noel is doing that is a little tricky?
  2. jrklmx(Andrew)


    Mar 31, 2009
    Stormy Monday
    I think it's something like this

    First 4 bars G7 C7 G7-Ab7 G7

    Then G7 C7 C7 G7Am7
    Bm7 Bbm7
    Then a crazy turnaround?
  3. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    The Hendrix studio recorded version of Red House is in Bb. Probably B tuned down a half step.

    It is mostly major except the riff in the IV chord. If playing in A try this on the IV:


    And rember it's a quick 4 progression so it goes:

    I IV I I
    IV IV I I
    V IV I V

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