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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2014, 09:41:05 AM »

Watching those vids ...I feel dreadfully sorry for Pete Best  :(

That guy had such a raw deal, after all the crummy gigs he did in flea bitten venues .......holy sh*t I just cant imagine what he felt when Beatlemania was happening.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014, 09:57:37 AM »

And here's how Paul, John and George did it...

Beatles To A Tee    Rob Taylor

That Dm at the start of the bridge doesn't seem to be correct.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 12:18:56 PM »

That Dm at the start of the bridge doesn't seem to be correct.

Should be an F or F7 imho.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 12:46:21 PM »

Its a minor you can hear. Definitely goes to Dm imo Cor;


G              F                C            D
 One day you'll look to see i've gone,
     C                     Em    D       G          C     F C
For tomorrow may rain so, I'll follow the sun
G                F                C          D 
 Some day you'll know i was the one,
      C                   Em     D       G          C    C7
but tomorrow may rain so, i'll follow the sun

                    Dm                        Fm                        C   C7
 And now the time has come and so my love i must go
                   Dm               Fm                          C    Dm
and though i lose a friend in the end you will know, oh oh oh

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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 09:09:32 PM »

For years, I played the bridge this way when playing this piece solo...


                  Dm7                    Fm6                       C   C7
And now the time has come and so my love I must go
                  Dm7           Fm6                          C   Dm7
and though I lose a friend in the end you will know, oh.....


...as it appeared in The Compleat Beatles:









It's apparent that Rob Taylor thoroughly researched the songs in his Beatles To A Tee DVD Series and even determined which guitars were used.  I'll Follow The Sun sounds correct with either  Dm7...Fm6  or  Dm...Fm  starting the bridge.  To my ears, Dm...Fm  and Dm on the "Oh......" sounds just a bit better especially when one considers that there is no acoustic lead in this song, as was mentioned in the Personnel Notes by Ian MacDonald, but rather a combination of John playing rhythm on his Gibson J-160E and Paul fingerpicking on George's Gretsch 6119 Tennessean.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2014, 09:11:53 PM »

"Oh....." is a melisma.   ;)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 09:43:34 PM »

Mmm, alright. I can live with a Dm7, as a mix between F and Dm. :)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2014, 10:12:14 PM »

F or F7 for the first two bars sound OK too, Cor, depending on picking style.  For rhythm guitar, Dm...Fm sounds best.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2014, 10:49:38 PM »

Look how Paul plays the bridge here...


Follow The Sun - Paul McCartney - Live Olympia - DVD Quality





and here...


Paul McCartney (Follow The Sun) sur les plaines d'Abraham 20 juillet 2008
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2014, 10:52:14 PM »

you'd have made a great detective Bazza       
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2014, 11:08:45 PM »

It doesn't really matter if he's wrong he's right where he belongs.   ;)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2014, 11:18:00 PM »

Look how Paul plays the bridge here



and here...




Thanks HG. They're both really lovely versions. It comes across  well in concert.  You're pointers to videos on all these threads are so good.

I think for the context of the song the minor chord feel to the opening of the bridge is important. The bridge is the sad "time to say goodbye" line which suits having a minor key feel. The verses have that more optimistic tone. even though he's telling her he's going it's got that aura of positive destiny around it.

If only it had modulated fully to Dm which as Nigel Tufnell will tell you is "the saddest of all keys".
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2014, 11:30:54 PM »

I think for the context of the song the minor chord feel to the opening of the bridge is important. The bridge is the sad "time to say goodbye" line which suits having a minor key feel. The verses have that more optimistic tone. even though he's telling her he's going it's got that aura of positive destiny around it.

If only it had modulated fully to Dm which as Nigel Tufnell will tell you is "the saddest of all keys".


Right, Moog.  Paul really phrased the lyrics of this song well with corresponding major-to minor-to major chord changes.  George also made frequent and effective use of minor chords to set a mood.

Kev, this is a great Song Of The Week.  It's amazing the discussion a short song can elicit.  Thanks for starting this series, mate.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2014, 11:46:18 PM »

you'd have made a great detective Bazza       


you'd have fit right in   ha2ha

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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2014, 11:47:36 PM »

Right, Moog.  Paul really phrased the lyrics of this song well with corresponding major-to minor-to major chord changes.  George also made frequent and effective use of minor chords to set a mood.

Kev, this is a great Song Of The Week.  It's amazing the discussion a short song can elicit.  Thanks for starting this series, mate.

cheers mate, one of my better ideas hahaha
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2014, 12:09:52 AM »

you'd have fit right in   ha2ha




Those guys really knew their job!

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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2014, 12:31:30 AM »

You're pointers to videos on all these threads are so good.


There are some fine videos out there, Moog.  The HD videos of Paul's concerts are fun to watch and learn from.  There are some great guitar and bass guitar players out there who have put out some fine instructional videos. 

The ultimate Beatles instructional videos are by Rob Taylor.  He's issued four Beatles To A Tee DVDs with in-depth discussions of the songs and tutorials showing all guitar parts (except bass).  He explains the opening chord to A Hard Day's Night and how George managed the lead guitar riff...


Beatles To A Tee (A Hard Days Night)






Another one of my favorite tutorials is And Your Bird Can Sing...


The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles To A Tee)




He manages more than just an educated gusss on which guitars were played and takes the initiative to use those same model guitars in his DVDs.  He even dresses in period-correct Beatles wardrobe...


Beatles To A Tee 3 clips!
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2014, 01:00:14 AM »

I like this song, but its failry mediocre. Its inoffensive enough that I enjoy it when I hear it, but again, I feel its only an average song.

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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2014, 05:57:33 AM »

Todd, maybe you'd like the song more if it were longer...


Paul McCartney - I'll Follow The Sun




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Re: Song Of The Week - I'll Follow The Sun
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2014, 09:17:51 AM »

Look how Paul plays the bridge here...


He's just pretending!
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