How to Play Goby by Kaki King (Guitar Lesson)

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Kaki King


Kaki King teaches her song "Goby."

Taught by Kaki King in Songs with Kaki King seriesLength: 26:24Difficulty: 3.0 of 5

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infinitestairsinfinitestairs replied on November 2nd, 2015

wouldn't it make more sense to be Baghdad instead of dadgab?

latalata replied on March 12th, 2015

Sorry guys I do not buy anything if I can not try it before...nice try...

stevenc124stevenc124 replied on December 2nd, 2014

I did find the tabs , thanks for the comments below

stevenc124stevenc124 replied on December 2nd, 2014

I assume there are no tabs for this music--or is there?

djolsendjolsen replied on August 21st, 2012

I don't care how long the tab takes....I am going to learn this song. Well done for giving us the opportunity Kaki

gabogabo replied on April 30th, 2011

This song is awesome !!

peinutzpeinutz replied on June 30th, 2010

tab plz:\

dylanyzewyndylanyzewyn replied on November 10th, 2010

you can find the tabs under "SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT" left from the comment section

mattbrownmattbrown replied on July 7th, 2010

The tabs / notation are now available. Sorry about the weird horizontal lines! Unfortunately, as you might know, guitar pro just isn't a 100% program yet. Somehow, the program corrupted the file, and I can't get rid of those annoying lines. Someday, I might revisit this lesson and do some chord charts, but I kind of doubt it. If you want to know what a certain chord should be called, send me a private message. Thanks and enjoy! Matt

dmartindmartin replied on July 15th, 2010

Thanks alot for the tab; I wish kaki showed the beginning part like she did on the youtube video though but it seems like she changes the song up everytime she performs

freshguitarfreshguitar replied on September 17th, 2010

Well the commercial of the website was very promising but when it comes down to explaining how to play the song it´s very unclear why dont you guys explain what chords to hold during the play well you can put in on loop but it takes a lot of time to figure it out or do i missing the section somewhere where it´s being explained?

tychotaotychotao replied on August 2nd, 2010

how do you get tuned up for dadgad

ghobiighobii replied on July 20th, 2010

...or I guess technically Bflat

ghobiighobii replied on July 20th, 2010

The 3rd bass note of the song which is listed as 'A'(4th string 7th fret), should be A#(4th string 8th fret)

dmartindmartin replied on June 21st, 2010

Are they going to be putting a tab up on here? The video isn't exactly step by step or even clear for that matter on how to play the song and I joined jamplay to learn this song

jboothjbooth replied on June 21st, 2010

It's being worked on, but as you can imagine tabbing a song like this is extremely difficult so Matt has chosen to make sure it is 100%, completely accurate before releasing it to the public.

pebblespebbles replied on June 22nd, 2010

Thanks for this update. I was wondering about the tab too - can't wait to get going on this song : )

dmartindmartin replied on June 22nd, 2010

Yeah, that's understandable, just didn't know if they were going to make one. Thanks

joeonionjoeonion replied on May 27th, 2010

I cant get the printer supplement to dispaly or print the informatiom. it comes out blank!.

ogiralaogirala replied on May 17th, 2010

lesson no 5 Goby is nice. I learnt something special from this lesson. thanking kaki king Mem.

currannicurranni replied on May 14th, 2010

i m only guessing kaki uses elixirs! her strings have that nice "elixir" scratch when she slides ^^

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on May 14th, 2010

I don't know what she's using on her acoustic. We did some lessons on my electric and she asked for D'Adario XL's. Might point to what she's using on her acoustic as well.

jjharbaughjjharbaugh replied on May 13th, 2010

I just heard this song on XM/Sirrius. Way cool.

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Kaki King teaches her song "Goby."

Length: 26:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About Kaki King View Full Biography Kaki King (born Katherine Elizabeth King) was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 24th, 1979. Showing early aptitude for music, Kaki was initially introduced to guitar and soon after the drums. Kaki has been active in the music industry since around 2001. Her first studio album, Everybody Loves You, was released on Velour Records in 2003. Since that time Kaki has released four additional records with another due out later this year (2010). She has quest appeared on the Foo Fighter's album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, as well as contributing to film scores such as August Rush. Kaki was named in February of 2006 a "Guitar God" by Rolling Stone Magazine. Other notable accomplishments include a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for music from "Into the Wild."

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