Summer of '69

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by John Deacon, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Does anybody have this in standard tuning? Thanks!
  2. Well, just play the notes on the E string 2 frets down (towards the nut) and you will be playing the same notes ? Although it sounds better in Drop D, why cant you play it in drop d, its easy enough to tune it back E.
  3. nsmar4211


    Nov 11, 2007
    I play it on a 5er so for the dropped notes I just move down a string.

    Are you transcribing it or just wanting to know what to do with the low D? You could just bump the D up an octave (A string for example).

    If you're reading if off of tab, subtract 2 from the numbers on the lowest string. So if it says 4, you play it on 2 on the E.
    Like in this tab:,_bryan/101574.html

    Wherever is says 0 for open D, just play the D somewhere else (easiest on the A string). Won't quite have the growl of being in drop D, but may blend better. :)
  4. I have played this in standard tuning. I play the D on the A string. It works.
  5. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Ok, how would you play it on the A string?
  6. nsmar4211


    Nov 11, 2007
    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr .........
    On the A string, go to the 5th fret. That's a D.
    For the A in the next part of the verse you can play the string open or drop your finger down one string and stay on the 5th fret (5th fret on E is an A)
    Might wanna grab yourself a fretboard chart if your band is going to do a lot of songs in drop D and you aren't tuning that way :)
  7. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Just play it on a 5 string,and be done with it.Easy song!