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Thread started 05/21/22 2:24pm

casi1

Purple rain chords

Well I guess this clears up any confusion…

https://youtu.be/8F_IX4b85y8

Or it causes more.
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Reply #1 posted 05/21/22 2:55pm

LoveGalore

She talks like an old bitty, it's hilarious.
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Reply #2 posted 05/21/22 2:57pm

TrivialPursuit

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Wendy & Lisa talked about this on the Purple Rain bluray extras. She mentioned how Prince had very basic chords, but she put in other notes, changing the chords a tad (Bb to Bbsus7 or whatever), and bloomed them a bit.

WHen I've played "Purple Rain" on the piano, I've always basically played a Gm7 with a Bb bass (which is still a Bb chord), then a Gm7 chord, then an F(add G), then Eb(add F).

That G and F is just about in every chord.

I don't know how "basic" Journey's chords are in "Faithfully" but I bet W&L could've added some flair to that song as well.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #3 posted 05/23/22 2:17am

JorisE73

WOW, she has a '74 Hohner Madcat??

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Reply #4 posted 05/23/22 8:23am

wonderboy

Great interview. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reply #5 posted 05/23/22 8:36am

casi1

JorisE73 said:

WOW, she has a '74 Hohner Madcat??



Yeah kinda surprised me too. I wonder if it was acquired after 2016.
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Reply #6 posted 05/23/22 8:54am

JorisE73

casi1 said:

JorisE73 said:

WOW, she has a '74 Hohner Madcat??

Yeah kinda surprised me too. I wonder if it was acquired after 2016.


yeah me too.
I would kill for that guitar. I've never seen that version of it before.
Would be great if they could do a perfect replica (startocaster bridge and proper tele headstock)

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Reply #7 posted 05/23/22 10:00am

jazzz

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Nice video, thanks for the tip!
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As for the guitar, I'm a bit confused since the logo on the headstock ("Hohner professional") looks more like it is from the 80s. However, there is not the addition "The Prinz" which Hohner added after the success of the Purple Rain movie. The pickguards look like the old Matcat, but could they be replacements? Btw, I own a Hohner professional The Prinz with a tele style headstock (not the later headstock variation that was done for legal reasons) from around 1986, which looks a lot like the one Wendy is playing in the video.
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Reply #8 posted 05/23/22 2:16pm

TrivialPursuit

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I'm glad she mentioned the Rickenbacher (sp). I knew one was stolen, but had no idea she had two and both were stolen. That sucks!

Man, it'd be a trip to get those back after all this time.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #9 posted 05/23/22 3:35pm

fortuneandsere
ndipity

The piano playing of the song from the movie is magical. Should make anyone not a Prince fan think twice.

The world's problems like climate change can only be solved through strategic long-term thinking, not expediency. In other words all the govts. need sacking!

If you can add value to someone's life then why not. Especially if it colors their days...
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Reply #10 posted 05/24/22 10:01am

GustavoRibas

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TrivialPursuit said:

Wendy & Lisa talked about this on the Purple Rain bluray extras. She mentioned how Prince had very basic chords, but she put in other notes, changing the chords a tad (Bb to Bbsus7 or whatever), and bloomed them a bit.

WHen I've played "Purple Rain" on the piano, I've always basically played a Gm7 with a Bb bass (which is still a Bb chord), then a Gm7 chord, then an F(add G), then Eb(add F).

That G and F is just about in every chord.

I don't know how "basic" Journey's chords are in "Faithfully" but I bet W&L could've added some flair to that song as well.

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- Yes. One of the things I like most about Prince is how he did most of his work by his own mind, without the aid of producers and such, but, in this case, credit must be given to Wendy. She created such a beautiful intro with those open note chords

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Reply #11 posted 05/26/22 12:53am

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Of all Prince's students, there's still some magic there that you don't get from the others. There's a certain character to how she plays that is so Prince like. It's sad they didn't get a chance to really come together again.

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Reply #12 posted 05/26/22 3:31pm

Astasheiks

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TrivialPursuit said:

Wendy & Lisa talked about this on the Purple Rain bluray extras. She mentioned how Prince had very basic chords, but she put in other notes, changing the chords a tad (Bb to Bbsus7 or whatever), and bloomed them a bit.

WHen I've played "Purple Rain" on the piano, I've always basically played a Gm7 with a Bb bass (which is still a Bb chord), then a Gm7 chord, then an F(add G), then Eb(add F).

That G and F is just about in every chord.

I don't know how "basic" Journey's chords are in "Faithfully" but I bet W&L could've added some flair to that song as well.

Since you played it on piano do you have Keyboards also? cool

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Reply #13 posted 05/26/22 4:02pm

TrivialPursuit

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Astasheiks said:

Since you played it on piano do you have Keyboards also? cool


Are you asking me if I own keyboards? Yes.

My favorite hybrid is a full-sized Roland electric piano from the late 80s.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #14 posted 05/27/22 11:51am

Phishanga

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TrivialPursuit said:

Wendy & Lisa talked about this on the Purple Rain bluray extras. She mentioned how Prince had very basic chords, but she put in other notes, changing the chords a tad (Bb to Bbsus7 or whatever), and bloomed them a bit.

WHen I've played "Purple Rain" on the piano, I've always basically played a Gm7 with a Bb bass (which is still a Bb chord), then a Gm7 chord, then an F(add G), then Eb(add F).

That G and F is just about in every chord.

I don't know how "basic" Journey's chords are in "Faithfully" but I bet W&L could've added some flair to that song as well.

Yes, these are add9 chords. Really beautiful.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #15 posted 06/02/22 10:21am

jazzz

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Found this on imgur:

i.imgur.com/LqGeXP3.jpg

These are pretty much the chords that Wendy plays in the video, except that she doesn't seem to fret the note "a" on the g-string in the Fsus2 chords (she appears to dampens that string).

I find that Fsus2 chord rather difficult to play, instead I play:
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