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Thread #66961   Message #1117805
Posted By: M.Ted
17-Feb-04 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: lyr/chords: Cancion Mixteca
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Cancion Mixteca chords required
Ry Cooder would be better--I am sorry that I don't have time to count all the measures it out, Big Daddy, but the song is actually really easy to play--here is a kind of rough outline of the way the chords go, but it you''ll really have to sit down and fine tune it yourself.

|AAAA/EEEE/EEEE/EAAA/
AAAA/DDDD/EEAA/EEAA/
EEEE/AAAA/EEEE/EEAA/AAAA/
AADD/DDEE/AAEE/AAAA|

The thing to keep in mind is that the tune is in a compound tempo, 12/8, which is to say that each measure is four beats, each of which is three beats--like this:
|Da da da-Da da da-Da da da-Da da da-Da da da|

Although the melody seems to be sixteen measures long , in reality, there are a couple of extra pick-up beats before each line of lyrics, which, in other versions of the song, are really pauses or held notes--It works out to a couple extra measures over the length of the song, and makes the chord changes sound slightly unpredictable--The long and the short of it was that I didn't have the time to keep playing the recording over and over and counting out the measures(though I can now accompany the song on my guitar, and can even pick out the melody along with the recording)--

Good luck--



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