Top 10 Yes songs you are most likely to play



Top 10 Yes songs you are most likely to play

Postby psychopomp95 » Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:29 pm

For all the musicians out there, whenever you're jamming (by yourself or with others), what are the ten Yes tunes you're most inclined to just rip into on the spot for the heck of it? <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> Funny enough since I'm such a big YesWest fan, most of my 'impromptu' Yessing is of the Steve Howe variety:

- Yours Is No Disgrace
- Starship Trooper
- Roundabout
- Heart of the Sunrise
- Mood For a Day
- And You And I
- Gates
- Machine Messiah
- Tempus Fugit (note that, in this case, I'll rip into it even if I can't quite play it! <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>)

And the lone Rabin-era tune which is probably in my 'jammy' top ten, "Real Love"! Mind you, his own "Can't Look Away" is right up there with these ones as well! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby guilddigger » Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:38 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>since i first started out on the guitar at the age of 16 i've always played along with records. i'm 42 now and i feel it's not until now that i begin to understand what the guitar is really all about. comes with age i guess, you realize the more you learn the less you know. <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
i found it's a great way to learn licks and tricks and to understand song structures. i have probably played along with most every record in my collection and definitely all the yes albums. some songs i can play along with all the way thru, most of them only fractions.

sometimes, i play 'time and a word' as the final song, or as an encore, in my set. given the opportunity, sometimes 'roundabout' will show up in the setlist. (that's steve's two and a half minute acoustic version). those two are the only ones i will play for an audience.

on the other hand, at home for my own amusement, i try to struggle thru most of their material and i still struggle with most of it.
mood for a day
clap (definitaly a struggle)
wondrous stories
leaves of green

on the following i just recently managed to 'break the code'
starship trooper
tempus fugit
awaken

plus tidbits of other songs





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Postby IngnoZac » Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:40 am

Erm... lemee see... I used to know LOTS of YesSongs, but I had no point playing Gates, cause nobody else (bass/drum/keys) could play along. And I think playing so complex songs on a single guitar is just too empty for Yes. These are some songs I play on the guitar:

Yours is No Disgrace
Perpetual Change (I used to know, but I can try nowadays)
Roundabout
Mood For a Day
Long Distance
The Fish (on guitar!)
Heart of the Sunrise
Close to the Edge
And You And I
Siberian Khatru

That's most of it... you asked for 10 and those are they... Not in order of course. All of them are taken from the trilogy (TYA - Fragile - CttE). Great selection!

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Postby fragilesi » Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:40 pm

Can a non-musician join in? I did spend a couple of years trying to learn <i>Mood for a Day</i> and I'm claiming a moral victory because friends immediately recognised it when I played it - especially the ones that had shared a house with me for much of that time<img src=pix/icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>.

I've also hit on <i>Roundabout</i> and can make a lot of that sound passable . . . well a bit like Status Quo doing it. I think that if I could play one Yes song though it would be <i>Perpetual Change</i> because of that incredible part where they're all over the place and somehow all together perfectly. I'm sure that you know the bit that I mean.

And I'm not going to list ten because the way that I get on with the guitar - which is sadly now just collecting dust - I would need to have ten lives to get anywhere near them. It's nice to be talking to guys talented enough to be able to play this stuff. How I envy you guys!

Simon.

PS Yes, I can play the riff to <i>Owner</i> and I have been asked to leave Chappell's in London for playing <i>Stairway</i>!
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Postby RanCan2112 » Tue Nov 26, 2002 5:37 am

well...
Mood for a Day and bits of Clap of course..
at band rehearsal I'll usually play a bit of Roundabout or Yours Is No Disgrace..
at home I'll fool around w/ Awaken and Gates (especially Soon, since I'm trying to master it on steel guitar)
Siberian Khatru (intro riff is great fun)
Starship Trooper (Disillusion is a great piece to practice Travis picking)
Revealing Science of God
And You and I ..great intro

there're a ton of others
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Postby IngnoZac » Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:46 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote><b>RanCan2112 wrote:</b>
Siberian Khatru (intro riff is great fun)<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

So I'm not the only one thinking this!!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby gtrpir8 » Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:17 am

Like Guilddigger says, I tend to struggle with most of what I try to play by YES. But its always fun to mess around with the following.

Roundabout, Yours is no Disgrace, Starship Trooper, All Good People, Siberian Khatru, And You And I, Heart of the Sunrise, Awaken, Owner of a Lonely Heart, and of course, Mood for a Day.

I actually played Mood as an offertory in church one Sunday morn. Got quite a few compliments, which really shows a lack of discernment on the part of our congregation rather than great skill on my part!
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Postby RanCan2112 » Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:19 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>

So I'm not the only one thinking this!!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Renato

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Not at all.. the Yessongs and CttE versions are both really fun to play.

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Postby psychopomp95 » Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:57 pm

I've never really gotten into playing SK... it's not that I can't (the riff is a little tricky, but given a few minutes I could probably brush it up enough to work in conjunction with the real thing), but it doesn't feel like a particularly 'natural' riff to me for a guitar, so I don't play it much. I have a suspicion that Rick wrote it on a clavinet or other keyboard, and then Steve copied it and expanded on it.
Of course, if I'm wrong, then it just goes to show how odd Steve's style is! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby Greenglade's Frog » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:43 pm

Mosty likely to play? That means if I actually had a band to play it with, or ...?

I mean, if I had a band, I would do YIND, Trooper, GFTO(on a regular guitar w/slide, if possible).

Acoustic, it would be the excerpt from the "Ancient" and "Mood for the Day", and I've already played that live so many times it wouldn't be so hard.

I am not so likely to play a lot of YES tunes because I'm too lazy about practising now

Perhaps the best playalong is w/"Wurm". You can even do it with 2 people.
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Postby BrightUnbrokenBeams » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:14 pm

I've played some Yes songs at open stage acoustic jams. They go over surprisingly well. (I thought Yes was my little secret).

I've played Wonderous Stories, Time And A Word, Soon, And You And I, Roundabout, Southside of the Sky, Show Me, Leaves Of Green, Turn Of The Century, Your Move and We Agree. I edit them somewhat because I can't do the huge keyboard parts and whatnot on the acoustic, so they come out more like what Steve Howe does in "Not Necessarily Acoustic" and "Pulling Strings". I can sing better than Steve, though! :D

I've had people just bubble when I do Wonderous Stories or Roundabout. Closet Yes fans abound! Warms the cockles.

Normally I play bass. I've played and sang Roundabout and Owner Of A Lonely Heart with bands in front of crowds. Can't get the band to learn any other Yes tunes, darn it. Wish they had had more hits! Oh, well. Thank goodness for acoustic open stages, where I can get my Yes yah yah's out.
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Postby YesThatIsHowe » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:15 am

More than 10? These go to 11...

Yours Is No Disgrace
Clap
Starship Trooper
I've Seen All Good People
Roundabout
South Side Of The Sky
Long Distance Runaround
Mood For A Day
Heart Of The Sunrise
Close To The Edge
And You And I
Siberian Khatru
The Ancient (classical solo)
The Gates Of Delirium
America

then I REALLY begin to practice :D
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Postby nes » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:52 am

RanCan2112 wrote:Siberian Khatru (intro riff is great fun)


The Whole songs is all good fun, especially the intro. Too bad just about nobody knows how to play it properly (it's voiced different from the tabs online)

Most people play it open, but upon watching the keys video, you'll see steve plays it thusly:

E|--------------------------------------------
B|-5---5---------------xxxx-------------------
G|-7h9-7---------------xxxx-5---5-----7---7---
D|--------7h9-5-7p5----xxxx-5h7-5-----7h9-7---
A|------------------7--xxxx-------7-9-------9-
e|--------------------------------------------

That tab online is just about completely wrong (the main theme is pretty close though). I was thinking of re-tabbing the whole thing *correctly*, but never got around to it... Maybe I'm just picking nits, but I'm a really anal, and wreckless young (16) yes fan (I got an ES-175Sh just to get the Yes Album tone....)

Anyway,

My 10 yes songs that I play the most would probably be...

Siberian Khatru
Revealing Science of God
Ritual
YIND
Starship Trooper
Clap (I can play different variations on this too, tis good fun to switch it up once and a while)
MFAD
LDR
Roundabout
America

I also occasionally play stuff like Awaken (fragments), Gates of Delirium
(fragments), All Good People, Heart of the Sunrise, Ancient, Close to the Edge(fragments), Sound Chaser (very little), Beyond and Before, Survival, and Astral Traveller.

I also used to play around with an arranged version of No Opprotunity (tap happy). And yes, I rarely leave my house, becuase I've been practicing A LOT (I've only been seriously playing for about 3 years, and I still think I'm an inadiquite player... Maybe I should finally take some lessons or something to learn more theory)
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Postby john mccleary » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:50 pm

Bass player Roundabout Ive seen all good people your move yours is no disgrace perpepual change starship trpopper parrels .
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