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Neil Young chords for Heart of gold lots

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I've only just started learning the guitar and I'm having trouble working
out the intro to "Heart of gold" by Neil Young.
I play it picking the bottom four strings using the chords

A chord diagramE minorEm x5  A chord diagramD MajorD x1  A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 x1  A chord diagramE minorEm x1

It then has a few notes picked and then played again.  With my useless
ear I can't pick out those notes.  Any help or corrections would be appreciated

Also would anyone know a riff to play instead of the harmonica parts.
                                                                    Thanks

                                                                         Mike.


HEART OF GOLD : NEIL YOUNG


Intro:

A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 / / / / / A chord diagramD MajorD / A chord diagramE minor 7Em7       (Play twice)


Verse:

A chord diagramE minorEm / A chord diagramC majorC / A chord diagramD MajorD / A chord diagramG+G /        (Play three times)

A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 / / / / / A chord diagramG+G /  A chord diagramC majorC /  /   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG/BG/B  A chord diagramAm7Am7  A chord diagramG+G      (play twice)


For the harmonica bit, play the first line of the verse (3 times) then goto
the opening line once

Then verse two is as verse one

The only 'extra' is at the end where the vocals repeat the line:

"Keep me searching for a heart of gold, keep me searching and I'm growing old"

This is sung over the intro line again,  so for this we have:

A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 / / / / / A chord diagramD MajorD  / A chord diagramE minor 7Em7       (three times)
A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 / / / / / A chord diagramG+G / / /  A chord diagramC majorC /  /   /  A chord diagramG/BG/B  A chord diagramAm7Am7 A chord diagramG+G

If you listen to the record it should be clear how the lyrics change with the
chords. The only thing to suss out is the rhythm of the strumming.
For the intro you have 6 strong strums on the A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 , two on A chord diagramD MajorD then back to A chord diagramE minor 7Em7

listen to the record- it's pretty straight forward.

Here are the chord shapes:

  A chord diagramE minor 7Em7        A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramE minorEm         A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramG/BG/B     A chord diagramAm7Am7
022030    xx0232    022000     032010    320003   x2000x   x02010


Howard


I don't know who originally wrote this,  I just added the riff after "old."
I got this from the book "Neil Youn for Guitar" or something like that.


The intro is an A chord diagramE minorEm strum with a brief D:  (each / represents a beat)
(This may actually be a A chord diagramE minor 7Em7)

Repeat twice:
          A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramE minorEm
  /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /

e --------0---0---0---0---0---0-|-2-------2---0-----------------|
A chord diagramBB --------0---0---0---0---0---0-|-3-------3---0-----------------|
A chord diagramG+G --------0---0---0---0---0---0-|-2-------2---0-----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD --------2---2---2---2---2---2-|-0-------0---2-----------0-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --------2---2---2---2---2---2-|-------------2-------0-2----2--|
A chord diagramE MajorE 0-------0---0---0---0---0---0-|-------------0-----------------|

[Harmonica intro]

A chord diagramE minorEm        A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
I want to live, I ...
A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramG+G
I've been a miner ...
A chord diagramE minorEm           A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramG+G
It's these expressions I ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                           A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
That keep me searching ..
A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramG+G
And I'm ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
Keep me searching for ...
A chord diagramC majorC                  (riff)  A chord diagramG+G
And I'm ....


Riff
-----------3------------------
-----------0------------------
-----------0------------------
-----------0------------------
--3--2--0--2------------------
-----------3------------------

[Harmonica solo]

[Repeat intro Em-D pattern]

A chord diagramE minorEm           A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramG+G
I've been to Hollywood, ...
A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramG+G
I've crossed the ocean for ...
A chord diagramE minorEm           A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G
I've been in my mind, it's ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                            A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
That keeps me searching ...
A chord diagramC majorC                  riff A chord diagramG+G
And I'm ...

[Harmonica solo]

A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE minorEm
Keep me searching ...
    A chord diagramE minorEm                        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE minorEm
You keep me searching and ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE minorEm
Keep me searching for a ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
I've been a miner for a ....

A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G
[end]
References: <1993Nov23.181423.22527@waikato.ac.nz>


OK this is what I have for Heart of Gold

Strum an A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 chord 6 times, then 2 on D, then one again on A chord diagramE minor 7Em7

Here's the A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 shape

  EADGBE
  022030

And A chord diagramD MajorD (in case you don't know)

  EADGBE
  xx0232

after the A chord diagramD MajorD and one on A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 I think he plays an A chord diagramE minorEm once  (022000) then he picks
these notes:

D------2------
A--0h2--------
E--------0----


where you hammer on from the open A chord diagramA augmentedA to the second fret

Then you go back to the beginning  (6 on Em7, 2 on D, 1 on Em7, 1 on A chord diagramE minorEm)

Hope this helps

Howard

References: <1993Nov23.181423.22527@waikato.ac.nz>
Distribution: usa
Expires: Sun, 28 Nov 1993 05:00:00 GMT


In article <1993Nov23.181423.22527@waikato.ac.nz>,
 <capper@waikato.ac.nz> wrote:
> [...]
> I play it picking the bottom four strings using the chords
>
> A chord diagramE minorEm x5  A chord diagramD MajorD x1  A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 x1  A chord diagramE minorEm x1
>
> It then has a few notes picked and then played again.  With my useless
> ear I can't pick out those notes.  Any help or corrections would be appreciated
> [...]


Hiya... I play

  A chord diagramE minorEm    A chord diagramD MajorD  Em[  ]       A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramE minorEm
| . . . | . . . | . . . | . . .
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

where the stuff in the brackets [  ] is, in order:
	an open A chord diagramA augmentedA and hammer-on to A chord diagramBB (5th string, 2nd fret)
	the A chord diagramE MajorE (4th string of the A chord diagramE minorEm chord, 2nd fret)
	the A chord diagramBB again
	low A chord diagramE MajorE (open 6th string)
...Oboy, let me try to tab this out.  It may rot, though!

	|---------------
	|---------------
	|---------------
	|---------------
	|-------2-------
	|--0-h2---2-----
	|-----------0---

(Hey, not too bad!  heh,heh)  Now you're ready for the 6 A chord diagramE minorEm strums,
two A chord diagramD MajorD ones, and back to A chord diagramE minorEm again.

...or just screw around!!!   Cheers,

- doug
  viner@virginia

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