EXAMPLE9 JOHNNY MARR (UK POP)
cd track 21
The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr took interesting chord types and progressions and recorded them in large, intricate arrangements. Like all good accompanists, Johnny was sympathetic to the song and was always a servant to the melody and emotion. Johnny often used many tracks of guitars layered up to create a wall of jangle.
[Bars 1-6] These major 9 voicings are all the same shape. Finger the first one (E major 9). Hold this shape and slide it 3 frets up to make G major 9 and then two frets more to make A major 9. A semi quaver-strumming riff to take us into Verse 1. Finger the C major and then slide that shape up two frets to D add 11. [Bars 7-14 ] This is the verse picking part. It is a little tricky due to the wide intervals and string skipping. Find a picking pattern that suites you and practice slowly. Bar 7 can by played on a 5th fret, first finger bare.
[Bars 15-23] Marr is no stranger to funky strumming and here we have a 16th strumming part combined with funky chord types!
[Bars 24 to end] Again we have used a few roadmap symbols to save on space with the notation.