Guitar and Piano Transcriptions


Guitar chords transcribed by Sam Stone

Tuning: A#FA#GA#D  (other transcriptions in this same tuning)
"Joni" Tuning: A#75934
Tuning pattern: x75934  (others in this same pattern)

Author Notes:

Note: This is one that I've been sitting on since 2010. It was inspired by Martin Giles' guitar arrangement for "For Free," in which he took a piano song and arranged it for alternate-tuned guitar. I wanted to do the same thing for "River." The result is a very slow, jazzy arrangement very reminiscent
of and in the same key as Herbie Hancock's version. Unfortunately, my tabbing skills aren't as good as other submitters' so all I can offer are chord shapes and the YouTube clip.

As always, the fret numbers 10 and above are written with letters such that A=10, B=11 C=12, etc. Also, fret numbers in parentheses should be played with your thumb.

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