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Families Can Be Together Forever 2

I like this version better, but it is harder to play. Maybe not as hard as it looks, though. You already know how to play D, E, Em, A, and Am, and they, with barred versions and/or very slight variations, account for seventeen of the eighteen chords in this piece. B9 is the ONLY uncommon chord, and it's dead EASY to play. Just lay your index finger across the first four strings in the second space, and the ring finger across the first three strings in the third space, and squeeze. You can be real sloppy about it, and it'll still work just fine.

The many barre chords lend the song a rich, full sound that works well with a slower, more deliberate delivery than is usual when singing as a hymn or a Primary song. As a guitar solo, it doesn't matter if the tempo is too slow for singing, of course, and it sounds nice. The G9, B9 and Am0 chords add harmonies and chord progressions more suited to adult listeners. Classical music uses the degree sign 0 to indicate a diminished chord. The abbreviation "dim" has already been taken-- it means diminuendo {"getting softer"). Similarly, the minus sign means to play a note flat, so we just have to live with the 0. It's standard musical notation.

I did take some liberties with the original score, especially right at the end. I hope you like it.


Anonymous said...

Hey will you be restoring the server this tab is on? i would love to play this at a church fireside.

Don Fallick said...

Hey, Anonymous! Email me, and I'll send you a personal copy by return email. Just click on my pic, then on the blue "e-mail" link in the left-hand column of my Profile Page. Of course, you won't be "anonymous" to me any longer, but I'll never tell!