Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

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March Hare
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Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

Post: # 117902Post March Hare
Tue May 25, 2010 7:40 pm

Recently saw Yes here in D.C. and looking forward to the show in June in Baltimore. I was struck by the beautiful acoustic guitar chords in Machine Messiah. Pokinf around the web I only found one tab and the chords just don't sound correct to me. They just have them as a standard minor barre chord moved around the fretboard. also lacking inthat neat sounding variant discordant chord that is in there. Anyone have any info on what chords are used in the acoustic section? Is it a 12 string?

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Re: Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

Post: # 117909Post guilddigger
Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 am

The first chord is a Em9 (ex1). The second chord is possibly a Cmaj7 (ex.2), or the Em9 moved up one fret to get that C-chord (ex.3) and then moved over the fretboard from there for the other chords.


Ex1 Em9

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Ex2 Cmaj7

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Ex3
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Re: Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

Post: # 117914Post thehallway
Wed May 26, 2010 4:20 pm

My sheet copy from an absolute age ago says:

:| Esus2-----Cmaj7/E-------------------------Esus2-----Cmaj7/E-----E7sus4-----Cmaj7/E----Esus2----Cmaj7/E........|:

:| Ma--------Chine-----------------------------Ma--------Chine---------Mes--------i------------ah----------The----........|:

...etc, for each line of lyrics

Then the last two:

(after "singular eye")-----------Em6+9--------------Em(add F#)

Then back into the introduction theme.


At the end of the song some of the 'Esus2' chords are replaced by 'Bm7/E' chords.

Seemed slightly different to Guild's post so I thought I'd post this, dunno how accurate it is though.
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Re: Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

Post: # 117918Post March Hare
Fri May 28, 2010 9:41 pm

Thanks guys. These were both very helpful. I think between the two of them they are getting close. WAY better than the tab I found online. Also, I think that Em6+9 chord sounds like the right one!

-MH

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Re: Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

Post: # 117931Post yesguitarman
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:30 am

Try this. Finger the 9th fret like an open Em chord at the 2nd fret ( 0 9 9 0 0 0 ). Then holding fingers move to the 10th fret. Repeat. Then 9th, 10th, 12th, 10th 9th pause 10th, 9th, 10th, etc. That should get you started.

For the part where the synth comes in its open Em at the nut to Am.

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Re: Machine Messiah - acoustic guitar chords

Post: # 118223Post jomo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:42 pm

Hi,
Yesguitarmans chords are right.

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