Lead Me to the Cross

Here's another new song from United.. its on their myspace if you want to have a listen to the full version. I like how they move from singing about leading us to the cross in the choruses, to leading us to God's heart in the bridge, which to me talks about a move from salvation and repentance as young Christians to loving others and evangelism as we develop spiritually.. something to think about.



The short instrumental is pretty straightforward, while the rest of the song doesn't have any obvious guitar parts. Here, I've plucked open chords with a tremolo effect for the verse, to create some kind of synth-ish background sound. I used the 'chords on the first three strings' idea I posted about previously (see electric --> theory & techniques) for the chorus.

Tabs
Instrumental
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-7-8-7-8-s12-14-12-14----------------
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You can use hammer-ons instead of picking for certain notes as well.Use vibratos generously as well.

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-7-8-7-8-s12-14-12-14-----15-s10-s7--
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Chords:
Bm A G D (x2)


Verse
Pluck open chords, use sus, 7ths, etc. chords as well, with a tremolo effect, and some slight delay. This is particularly useful for most slow songs, as I find that electric guitarists tend to get quite lost for such songs.

Chords:
Bm A Em D A (x2)
Em A Bm A G


Chorus
Slide the D chord 5 and 7 frets up the fretboard to get the G and A chords respectively. I play a G for the Em7 chord as well.

Chords:
G D A Asus4 (x3)
Em7 G A Bm

On Bm, play
---------------------------------9-9-9-9-10-
----8----8----8----8-12-12-12-12------------
-11---11---11---11--------------------------
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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're the man!

Will said...

Thank you Genius Worship Guitar Guru!

Anonymous said...

Jerome
Can u tell write us the tab verse Plzzzzzzzzzzzz............. Kenny

Anonymous said...

Jerome to k

God Bless u 4 what your doing....
4 his glory contineu it :)

Jerome said...

Jerome: i think This The Tabs
That K Did in the video But the The Verse I Tab It Coz Im Not sure about k verse version


Verse:

e-------|-------|---------------------------
b-----3-|-----3-|-----3-------0-2-----3-----
g-------|-------|---2---2---2-------2-------
D---2---|---2---|-0-------2-----------------
A-0-----|-------|-----------------2---------
E-------|-0-----|---------------------------

e-------|-------|-------------------3--------
b-----3-|-----3-|-----3-------3-----3--------
g-------|-------|---2---2---2---2------------
D---2---|---2---|-0-------2---------2--------
A-0-----|-------|----------------------------
E-------|-0-----|----------------------------

e---------|------------------3---------------
b-2-------|-----3-------3----3---------------
g---2-----|---2---2---2---2--0---------------
D-----2---|-0-------2--------0---------------
A-------0-|------------------2---------------
E---------|------------------3---------------



Chorus:

G D A Asus

e-7---2---9----10-
b-8---3---10---10-
g-7---2---9----9--
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

Anonymous said...

I went to pwarchive.com and found the chords sheet, but some of the stuff you have is different, or is that the elec. plays something different?

Intro: Bm A G

Verse1 Bm A G A
Bm A G D A

PreChorus:
Em A Bm A G

Chorus: G D A
G D A
Bm G D A
Em G A Bm

Other:
Bm A G D
Bm A G D

Verse2: Bm A G D A
Bm A G D A

Bridge: D G A

russell said...

hey kenny, i just downloaded your pod xt live bundle. for this song, which channel do you use?

kenny said...

I can't remember, but you can try 1C, 2A, 2B.. it depends on how much distortion you would like to use.

kenny said...

By the way, the above is for the first part.. I used 2C for the verse, and 2C + turned on the Stomp for the chorus.

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys.

When I play 'lead me to the cross' I use a different chord shape in the Chorus

E---10---9--
B---10---10
G---9----9--

I play a Dsus shape on fret 9 and the play a D Shape chord in the same place.

Each shape is played for one bar each (4 counts) except last two chords

E.g.

Dsus (4 counts), D (4 counts), Dsus (4 counts), D (4 counts) Dsus (4 counts), D (4 counts), Dsus (6 counts, D (2 counts).

Hope this Helps, Josh

Jean Fredrik said...

Hi, what kind of effect do you use in the solo?

kenny said...

I use a pod xt live.. it should be patch 1A if you've downloaded my library.

Anonymous said...

I have a POD X3 Live...is there ANY way I can get your bundles, Kenny?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the swells for the intro of the song?PLEEEEEEASE HELP ME

Anonymous said...

the bridge is missing, can someone tell me how the bridge goes???

Luke said...

Hey Kenny, I have a POD X3 live, what channel should i use? Is it the same as the pod xt live?

Colin said...

what delay are you using for the preverse instrumental? the delay for the song seems to not work for that part is there anything special?