Cocaine by J.J.Cale

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Just got the music for Cocaine. And playing it now!
The chords are simple enough just E and D mostly, however they alternate regularly 3 - 4 times in one bar.
I find the transition difficult between these two chords. My fingers get tied in knots. lol.
I just discovered a remedy and wondering if makes sense or have I lost the plot?
I am playing E7 and D7 chords instead! Just a subtle change in the sound . . but easy to play.
E7 . . I put my ring finger on G#1 and Thumb across D2 and E2
D7 . . I just move everything back one step ring finger on F#1 and Thumb across C2 and D2
Easy transition back and forth.
Comments?
Cheers, Ray
 
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Left or right hand Ray?

Edit: I'm guessing left as from memory you use the accompaniment feature on your keyboard.

My thoughts on this are simple, if you like how it sounds playing E7 and D7 instead of E and D, fill your boots! If not, keep practicing and you'll get your fingers around the E and D eventually. Perhaps trying a different inversion will help.
 
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Yes left hand.
I tried different inversions and you are right.. . E and D are working better for me now.
Great song Cowboy.
Thanks for your interest.
Cheers
 
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Yes left hand.
I tried different inversions and you are right.. . E and D are working better for me now.
Great song Cowboy.
Thanks for your interest.
Cheers
Blues are usually in 7th anyway, so if it sounds good, keep on.
 

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Thanks Bob.
I just got excited when I found the ease of switching between both 7ths chords.
I don't lift my fingers . . Just slide accross.
Love Blues
 
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