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evansakes Guitar: How does Stephen Stills do that? (30) RE: Guitar: How does Stephen Stills do that? 11 Aug 11


Years ago I worked out a way to play Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Bluesman, 4 + 20 and Word Game using DGDDAD. On the root chord you either finger the 5th string at 2, 7 or 11 but I think most of the time I just damped it with a spare finger. The G of course comes into it's own on the four chord (when you fret the 2nd string at 2)

If you play the four lower strings open and fret the top two at the third fret you get that classic Stills chord....the one he uses all the time in 'Judy'.

Can't remember whether the originals were in D or E....if they were in 'E' I probably used capo 2 (though D isn't so hard on the old voice....)


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