D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

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D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (drumbob) » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:05 pm

Can anyone tell me the correct D Chord shape for the intro to "American Girl?"

I have been playing a standard open D chord, but I know it's incorrect.
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (analogpackrat) » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:38 pm

I play it :

e|--10
B|--7
G|--7
D|--0
A|--X
E|--X
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (JakeK) » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:39 am

Tom ('64 Strat in studio, Ric 12 live):
Standard open D

Mike (on Broadcaster/Telecaster):
e: 10
B: 10
G: 11
D: 12
A: X
E: X

That's how I've seen it done, anyway. Like in the videos:




Let me know if it helps, Bob.
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (frickengruvin) » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:50 pm

I've seen Campbell play it in this fashion also:

E A D G B E
12TH X
13TH
14TH X X
15TH X
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (RutleDirk) » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:01 pm

Try this:

E - 10
B - 10
G - 7
D - O
A - X
E - X
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (lennon211) » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:21 pm

I've played it:
e: 10
B: x
G: 7
D: 0
A:
E:

I've tried some of the other ways and they either have too much to them or they don't have that drone to them that I hear in the song.
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (BuddyDog) » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:08 pm

lennon211 wrote:I've played it:
e: 10
B: x
G: 7
D: 0
A:
E:

I've tried some of the other ways and they either have too much to them or they don't have that drone to them that I hear in the song.

+1

I use this on the C63, with some compression and an analog delay (Carbon Copy) set about 9 o'clock for regen and 2-3 o'clock for delay.
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (billydlight) » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:37 pm

BuddyDog wrote:
lennon211 wrote:I've played it:
e: 10
B: x
G: 7
D: 0
A:
E:

I've tried some of the other ways and they either have too much to them or they don't have that drone to them that I hear in the song.

+1

I use this on the C63, with some compression and an analog delay (Carbon Copy) set about 9 o'clock for regen and 2-3 o'clock for delay.



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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (crimson_dynamo) » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:58 am

RutleDirk wrote:Try this:

E - 10
B - 10
G - 7
D - O
A - X
E - X



This is the way i have always played it in single guitar bands.
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (caliban335) » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:49 pm

crimson_dynamo wrote:
RutleDirk wrote:Try this:

E - 10
B - 10
G - 7
D - O
A - X
E - X



This is the way i have always played it in single guitar bands.


Sounds (& looks) right to me. In early videos it's the form Campbell uses on a Tele.
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Re: D Chord Shape For "American Girl" Intro?

Postby (rickboy1689) » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:51 pm

what a great song
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