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Posted By: GUEST,James Phillips
10-Jan-21 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Lady Keith's Lament guitar part help?
Subject: Lady Keith's Lament guitar part help?
Hi all. I know this is a long shot. I'm currently going nuts trying to work out the lovely guitar part from Lady Keith's Lament by Jock Tamson's Bairns. I'm normally good at this sort of stuff but this particular tune is a real problem. I can't get started because I can't seem to work out what tuning is being used. Just transcribing the first few measures, I'll be absolutely certain that it's in drop-D with capo at 5th fret (I can hear the open B string being used in a very obvious way), and then I'll hit upon a phrase which makes me absolutely convinced that I'm hearing an open A string and that it's in DADGAD. Similar conundrums ensue when I advance through the intro. I've also tried alternatives like DADEAE and even EADGAE. Usually, once I've hit upon the right tuning, everything just snaps into place. But for the life of me this one is alluding me. Am I also right in assuming that the guitar part is being doubled? It's not exactly helping matters! Would love to hear from someone who has attempted this tune or can give me a clue.