Theory for this song - Quiet Your Mind

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  1. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    I am getting a headache trying to wrap my head around this so please clarify.

    If everyone (including the bass) is half a step down, I know for guitar you stick to the chords played (D, C, G, etc...). I get that just fine.

    But, when it comes to the bass I am not quite sure. For instance, if the bass is a half-step down, and they have the chords as: D C & G
    Would I play it like it was in standard tuning for instance for the D still put my finger on the 5th fret of the A-string even though technically that won't be a D but instead be C#? And if I am right on what I just said, then technically I don't need to down tune, just account for the half-step down on standard tuning so when they say D-Chord I am actually going to play C# 4th fret of the A-string?

    Quiet Your Mind chords
    by Zac Brown Band
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    Tuning: D# G# C# F# A# D#

    Author rabidGadfly 1,648. Last edit by rabidGadfly 1,648 on Sep 06, 2016.



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    Zac Brown Band - Quiet Your Mind
    Tabbed By: Glenn Gervais
    Tuning: 1/2 step down ( D# G# C# F# A# D# )

    [Intro]
    D
    C G

    [Verse]
    D
    I hear the waves
    C G
    Sun beatin' down on my shoulders
    D
    It's a near-perfect day
    C G D
    Wishin' I wouldn't get any older They say...
    C G D
    ...that it's gone 'fore you know it now

    [Chorus]
    (crescendo)
    D
    Quiet your mind
    Em
    Soak it all in
    A
    It's a game you can't win
    D
    Enjoy the ride

    [Transition]
    D
    C G

    [Verse]
    D
    I feel the change
    C G
    Goin' on all around me
    D
    It's strange
    C G D
    How I'm taken and guided Where I...
    C G D
    ...end up right where I'm needed to be

    N.C.
    Quiet your... Quiet your... Qui--et

    [Chorus]
    (crescendo)
    D
    Quiet your mind
    Em
    Soak it all in
    A
    It's a game you can't win
    D
    Enjoy the ride

    [Solo]
    D

    [Bridge]
    Bm
    At the end of the water
    A
    A red sun is risin'
    G D D
    And the stars are all goin' away
    Bm
    And if you're too busy talkin'
    A
    You're not busy listenin'
    G A
    To hear what the land has to say

    D
    Quiet your mind

    [Transition]
    D
    C G

    [Verse]
    D
    I hear the waves
    C G
    Sun beatin' down on my shoulders
    D
    It's a near-perfect day
    C G D
    Wishin' I wouldn't get any older They say...
    C G
    that it’s gone 'fore you know it now

    [Outro]
    Em
    Soak it all in
    A
    It's a game you can't win
    D
    Enjoy the ride
     
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes, play the new roots of the chords. Technically the chords above the lyrics just represent the shapes that are being played. That D, C, and G are really C#, B, and F# chords (could be Db, B, Gb depending on the actual key signature byt the notes are still the same). Ever chord there is actually sounding a half step down due to the tuning being down a half step.
     
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  3. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Cool. I guess my music-teacher did teach me a thing or two.
     
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  4. Wasnex

    Wasnex

    Dec 25, 2011
    D, C, G is V, IV, I in G Maj.

    Since the artist tuned 1 half step low, you need to play in Gb Maj to match their pitch. Play Db, Cb, Gb. The notes of the Gb Maj scale are: Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, F, Gb.

    F# Maj is fine as well and includes the notes: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E#, F#
     
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