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Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Sun May 12, 2019 6:15 am
by mkaufman
For years, I've never been satisfied with my chord selection for the whip portion of Slipknot. After much thought, I finally came up with an approach I like.

In the chart below, column A shows the chords Jerry is soloing over. One option is to play the same chords as shows in column B. Another option is to play off the 3rd & 5th notes of the chord using power chords (1st & 5th chord notes, omitting the 3rd note), shown in columns C & D.

You can mix & match the chords by choosing any chord from any column.

I choose to play all power chords shown in column F. Column G shows the root string of each chord.

The first (4) chords create an ascending/descending motion. The remainder of the chords create descending motion. This motion parallels what Phil often plays.

Once again, you can mix & match chords from columns B-D, and play them anywhere on the fretboard. Use what you like and make it your own.

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ace

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Sun May 12, 2019 6:27 pm
by brbadg
Alright, cool,thanks. But WTF is a "whip portion"?

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Sun May 12, 2019 7:09 pm
by mkaufman
I thought the Slipknot segment above was known as "the whip".

ace

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Sun May 12, 2019 7:24 pm
by brbadg
Would anyone care to elaborate on this?

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Sun May 12, 2019 8:45 pm
by Gr8fulCadi
http://jdarks.com/files/HelpSlip2.pdf

Or

https://www.rukind.com/viewtopic.php?t=5863

β€œThe whip is the series of arpeggios that Keith and Jerry do together in unison. Weir's support chords, which are straight root-5 power bottoms, are Em>Bm7>F#m7>Am7>Em7>Bm7>Am7>Em7>Am....”

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 am
by brbadg
Ok.So it was named by someone.Not by a band member? It was just arbitrarily arrived at by some stoned guitar player? I'm just curious about why it was named that.If a band member coined the term,then ok.

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Tue May 14, 2019 7:18 am
by joethepainter
brbadg wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 am
Ok.So it was named by someone.Not by a band member? It was just arbitrarily arrived at by some stoned guitar player? I'm just curious about why it was named that.If a band member coined the term,then ok.
To me, it's just an easy way to refer to a certain section of the tune. Who cares who coined it?
Also, great chart. Just mix and match. Good stuff, thanks for sharing.
Here's my take on Jerry's part in the last whip, before Franks...
https://youtu.be/5HNTQ1_2qtc

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 am
by lovetoboogie
brbadg wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 am
Ok.So it was named by someone.Not by a band member? It was just arbitrarily arrived at by some stoned guitar player? I'm just curious about why it was named that.If a band member coined the term,then ok.

It was coined "The Whip" or "Whip Jam" going all the way back to cassette days... Most notably from the summer of 74' when Garcia first started teasing the arpeggio... It was further solidified when JDarks did his tab and charts for Help, Slip, Franklins. His breakdown of the series of Slipknot arpeggios is well done. Super helpful for those looking for an authentic way to play it...

Nice job Michael on the substitution ideas...

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 8:43 am
by jgraum
I've heard it called "the whip"as well. ...

Great work! Really cool and useful chart. Gonna work with it for a while....

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 3:40 pm
by Pete B.
Here is a lesson I put together a few years ago on the Whip segment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quNQIP3jMkA

Re: Weir Slipknot Whip Chords - My Take

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 am
by rugger
Pete B., good to see you back. I've always enjoyed your playing and approach to the music.

john in san diego