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Unread 02-15-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Canon in D- can't figure out tab

Hello everyone.

Any help/guidance with my question would be greatly appreciated. I have been playing guitar for a year (self-taught) and have just started learning fingerpicking. I found a fairly simple tab for Canon in D, here is the link: http://lm.gibson.com/Lessons/Style/C...D/CanoninD.pdf
I can play the first chord progression picking one after string after another. However, when it comes to the second part, I am getting stuck. It doesn't look like a chord so I don't know what order to play those notes in. Do I them one after another? It doesn't look like that. How do I know what order to play the notes in? Obviously, I don't know how to read music. So, any help would be greatly appreciated.

An explanation would help but if anybody could post a video of them playing this would be stellar!

This is my favorite non-Christian piece of music and it would mean a lot to me to be able to play it.

Thanks all!

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Unread 02-15-2014, 04:19 PM   #2
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When you see a tab with two or more notes in the exact same column it means you play them altogether like a chord. My fingerpicking skills are pretty limited, so I'm not entirely sure myself how you'd play the ones that are three or more (whether you mute the string or what).

When unable to do something like that, I generally cheat and play the top notes on their own and come back to it later. :P
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Unread 02-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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When you see a tab with two or more notes in the exact same column it means you play them altogether like a chord. My fingerpicking skills are pretty limited, so I'm not entirely sure myself how you'd play the ones that are three or more (whether you mute the string or what).

When unable to do something like that, I generally cheat and play the top notes on their own and come back to it later. :P

Got it. I tried what you said and it sounds good.

Thanks so much!!!
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Unread 02-15-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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I just play a few chords for it and it sounds ok. I do switch shapes though. The chords are D, A, Bm, F#m, G, D, G, A. The first time I play a barre major shape for the D way up (down) the neck. Then barre major A, then barre Bm, then barre minor shape for F#m, then a normal G, a normal D, G and A. Next time through I barre fewer.chords. I know it sounds weird but the voicing for the barre D and A sounds pretty.
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