Guitar and Piano Transcriptions


Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright

Tuning: EAC#G#BE  (other transcriptions in this same tuning)
"Joni" Tuning: E54735
Tuning pattern: x54735  (others in this same pattern)

Author Notes:

For this song, Joni plays the dulcimer and James Taylor plays the acoustic
guitar. What I've done here is to write out an arrangement of Joni's dulcimer
part for guitar, using an alternative tuning. This arrangement is very similar
to the actual dulcimer part, but I've filled out the chords a little in some
places, while sticking to the original harmony as much as possible.

The dulcimer part has a little figure (written out in tablature) for the intro,
and most of the rest is written out just with chord shapes.

I've also written out the chords and a little tablature for the James Taylor
acoustic part. This uses standard tuning, with a capo at the 2nd fret. Note
that all chords and tablature for the acoustic guitar part write the fret
numbers relative to the capo.

(The dulcimer part arranged for guitar here doesn't need a capo.)

The original acoustic part adds a few `noodles' on top of the basic chords
(mostly sus4 and sus2 type of things). I've tried to include a few of these,
but I haven't tried to TAB note for note what is played.

All names of chord shapes are written as they sound, i.e. for the acoustic
part, when you play a D chord shape (xx0232) with the capo at the 2nd fret,
it sounds like an E chord, so I've written the chord here as E.


To play the dulcimer part, tune to : E A C# G# B E (no capo used)

This means :

Low E string as it is
A string as it is
D string down to C#
G up to G#
B as it is
E as it is

h - hammer on
p - pull off
/ - slide

This transcription is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.
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