transcription from jonimitchell.com
Ladies Of The Canyon
Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: CGDFCE "Joni" Tuning: C77374
You could achieve the correct tuning by tuning all the strings one tone note higher (D A E G D F#) and then not using a capo, but this will strain the guitar a little more, so the capo option is probably safer. I'm just going to give you the shapes - there aren't a lot of different chords to worry about, and the basic picking style is fairly simple to pick up from the record. Chord Shapes used : ----------------------- Note, the fret numbers in the chord shapes are *relative* to the capo position. In other words, with a capo at the 2nd fret, a zero in the chord shape corresponds to the "open string" (which is stopped at the 2nd fret). DAEGDF# DAEGDF# DAEGDF# DAEGDF# DAEGDF# DAEGDF# 002200 002000 033000 030000 022000 020000 D Dadd4 D7add4 D9add4 D6add4 D6add9add4 DAEGDF# D A E G D F# DAEGDF# DAEGDF# x22222 x 0 10 9 10 x x0767x x0545x B6/7sus4 Amadd4 Aadd9 A9(no3rd-no5th) Weird names .. but that's what you get if you use strange tunings ! Use the last three shapes for the little introduction bit, then change to D alternating with Dadd4 and you go into the verse. She tends to use the chords in pairs, alternating between them. So use (D and Dadd4) as a pair. (D7add4 and D9add4) as a pair and (D6add4 and D6add9add4) as a pair. In other words, you add or remove remove the finger from the G/E string to change between the two chords of the pair. The verse just uses these 3 pairs of chords, plus the B6/7sus4 chord. Play around with these and you should pick it up pretty easily. A final point - she tends to hit a few open strings between chord changes, and sometimes hammers on to a new chord shape after strumming a few open strings.
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