It’s been too long since my last post–life is just too busy for me, but I have still been learning and playing a lot of material.
Shaking Through is an iconic early R.E.M. Song. It is pretty hard to find a live video of R.E.M. playing this song. Here is a 1983 version which is just incredible (last song on the video).
Mostly, this video confirms the hand positions to me. As does this much later (1989) video:
Bridge to chorus:
D, A, G
A, D, Em
Here it is on the 12 string–I just like the full sound. Peter Buck used a 12 string to layer over parts of the song on Murmur but not live as far as I can tell: