Genesis

Musical Box

Genesis

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Musical Box

	  		Key of F#m  (I think, I suck with theory) 
Intro 
F#                   C#sus4     F#                  C#sus4 
---6--------6--7--6---4---4-----6--7--6----6--6--6---4--------- 
---7--------7--7--7---7---7-----7--7--7----7--7--7---7--------- 
---6--------6--6--6---6---6-----6--6--6----6--6--6---6--------- 
---4--------4--4--4---6---6-----4--4--4----4--4--4---6--------- 
---4--------4--4--4---4---4-----4--4--4----4--4--4---4--------- 
--------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
I'm not convinced that the C#sus4 is right, but there are two 
guitars going here, and it's tough to get the voicing exactly 
right. 
        From here... 
 
GTR I 
Play me Old King Cole.... 
  Bm                             F# 
-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--- 
---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2- 
-4-------4-------4-------4-------3-------3-------3-------3------- 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
                       >snip here< 
 
        And that's it for now!  Sorry!  I'm pretty sure the next 
chord stays F# but with a different arpeggio.  By the way, before 
I get flamed for posting such a tiny chunk of such a great song, 
let me just add that I have figured out more of the song, but I 
don't want to just throw in all the different bits until I get 
the bits in between. 
        Don't forget, the live version has three guitars going 
at once, so this is going to be real ugly when I finish it. 
 
More Guitar, less Thesis! 
 
 
From: christopher b king bmed stnt  
 
Here's the way I've figured out the closing section to "the Musical Box" 
by Genesis. This is the bit they segue into from "The Lamb Lies Down 
on Broadway" when they play live (Check out Seconds Out to see what 
I mean) 
 
Here are the major patterns for the first bit (the "she's a lady" part) 
 
all below are 2 beats each... 
 F# pattern    D#m pattern   C# pattern   E pattern   
e----9-7-9--------6-4-6--------4-2-4----------0-------------------------- 
B---7-7-7-7------4-4-4-4------2-2-2-2--------0-0------------------------- 
G-------------------------------------------1---1------------------------ 
D------------------------------------------2-----2----------------------- 
A--9------------6------------4------------2-------2---------------------- 
E------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
Below is 8 beats (2 measures) 
 F# pattern 2 
e------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B----2---2---2---0----2---2---2------------------------------------------ 
G-----3---3---3---1----3---3---3----------------------------------------- 
D------4---4---4---2----4---4---4---------------------------------------- 
A------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
E---2---2---2---0----2---2---2---2--------------------------------------- 
 
Putting it together: 
(the chord name is the pattern name here. each "/" is 1 beat) 
 
|F# /  F#  / |F# / F# / |D#m /      D#m    /        |D#m  /  D#m  /| 
                             She's a lady, she's got time        Oh 
                             She's a lady, she is mine           Oh 
 
C#       /         C#   /    |E    /    E    /       |F# no. 2 :|| 
   Brush back your hair, and let me get to know your face 
   Brush back your hair, and let me get to know your flesh. 
 
 
Now Tony comes in on the organ.   
                                     |-| 
Organ:  |F#  B  C#  F# |/. B     C# F# C#|   D#m. A#m D#m. A#m | 
                                    I've been waiting here for so long 
You stand there with your fixed expression casting doubt on all I have to say 
 
 
|C#  G#m  B  /          |F#.  E  F#          E F#| E. F#  E  F# E | 
            and all this time has passed me by            It hardly seems to 
           why don't you touch me, touch me why don't you touch me, touch me 
 
                               ____________ 
                               |1.  
         |B.   E  F#  E  B  E  |F# / / / :|| 
          matter now  
touch me now now now now now 
________________ 
|2. 
||: F# .  E  F# E B E |B .  E F# E B E F# :||  repeat this a few times 
                       now now now now now 
 
ending 
 
|B / / / |C# / / / |F# / / / | B / / / |C# / / / | F# / / B C# |F# 
 
The rapidly alternating part flips between an F# and a C#, and  
finally ends on F# 
 
Sorry there's no solo here, but I haven't quite figured it out yet. 
Questions, comments, corrections all welcome. If anyone has the rest 
of this, I'd love to see it! 
 
enjoy!  
-=Chris 
 
 

		  

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