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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ninthwondernj, Sep 30, 2005.
1. Is this song tuned a half step down
2. what the hell key is this song in i cant tell
Yes! All the SRV songs Ive ever learned are down a 1/2 step
The key is in E with the adjusted tuning.
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look in the misc section for pride and joy bloopers.
Yep, you'll find that SRV played with thick strings (he actually played a mixed set) and like most blues players, he tuned down a 1/2 step, so in standard, play it in Eb, or tune down and play the open E string (now tuned to Eb). I usually just play it in E. There's an excellent book called The Bass Tab White Pages that you might want to check out from Hal Leonard publishing. It is in there.
I got my copy at Guitar Center. Good luck and have fun.
edited to add... I mentioned this book, because there are a few SRV, Beatles, Queen, and other good songs in there, including "Pride and Joy".