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Thread #75650 Message #1331347
Posted By: Chris Green
18-Nov-04 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: Guitar as accompaniment
Subject: RE: Guitar as accompaniment
Another great example of unobtrusive and simple accompaniment is "The Ballad of Hollis brown" by Bob Dylan, which fits exactly with what you're talking about re one chord accompaniment. I think (and am prepared to be corrected!) that he plays it in DADGAD and uses the bass runs to counterpoint the melody. This gives the emotional starkness of the lyrics a really powerful edge.