Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

So What Tab

ver2
ver2

Whole song

More versions @911Tabs.com
42,197 views 111 this week
3 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 16
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: tgannon@charlie.usd.edu (spideir)

 "So What" (Miles Davis)--opening "theme"
 =========
 -- comp. Miles Davis & Bill Evans (from _Kind_of_Blue_, 1959)
   -- guitar arr., tcg, '8?, '94
   -- 4/4 // Keys: Dm; Ebm // Allegro
                                                     __3__
   -- eighth notes (1 &) are "swing" 8ths: closer to 1 & & . . . .
                                                     DAH duh
   -- what follows is the opening of the tune (after some Debussy-esque
       ad-lib piano diddling by Evans), apparently the only pre-composed
       part of the song; it's a neat interplay of bluesy bass and quartal
       piano chords, both integrated into the following guitar "arrangement":

 Form (32-bar): ||: A (8 measures) - A (8) - B (8) - A (8) :||

 {pick-up measure}  A::    Em7/11 Dm7/11                         Em7/11 Dm7/11
 -----------------||----------7==---5--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 -----------------||----------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|
 -----------------||o---------7==---5--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 -----------------||o---------7==---5--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 ----------5-/7---||--5==-----7==---5--|----------5-/7----|--5-------7==---5-|
 --3/5-7-8------8-||-------------------|--3/5-7-8------8--|----5==-----------|
 1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

                           Em7/11 Dm7/11                         Em7/11 Dm7/11
 |------------------|---------7==---5--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 |------------------|---------8==---6--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 |------------------|---------7==---5--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 |------------------|---------7==---5--|------------------|----------7==---5-|
 |----------5-/7----|-5==-----7==---5--|---5/7--/7--/7-5==|==5==-----7==---5-|
 |--3/5-7-8------8--|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

  __________________ __________________
 | 1.     [repeat A]| 2.       [to B->]
 |-----------------||-------------------|
 |-----------------||-------------------|
 |----------------o||-------------------|
 |----------------o||-------------------|
 |----------5-/7---||----------6-/8-----|
 |--3/5-7-8------8-||--4/6-8-9------9---|
  1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &   1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &

 B::    Fm7/11 Ebm7/11                        Fm7/11 Ebm7/11
 |---------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|------------------|
 |---------9==---7--|------------------|----------9==---7-|------------------|
 |---------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|------------------|
 |---------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|------------------|
 |-6==-----8==---6--|----------6-/8----|--6-------8==---6-|----------6-/8----|
 |------------------|--4/6-8-9------9--|----6==-----------|--4/6-8-9------9--|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &

        Fm7/11 Ebm7/11                        Fm7/11 Ebm7/11          [to A->]
 |---------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|-----------------||
 |---------9==---7--|------------------|----------9==---7-|-----------------||
 |---------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|----------------o||
 |---------8==---6--|------------------|----------8==---6-|----------------o||
 |-6==-----8==---6--|----------6-/8----|--6-------8==---6-|----------5-/7---||
 |------------------|--4/6-8-9------9--|----6==-----------|--3/5-7-8------8-||
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &

 --------------------------------------------------------------|
 ... rest of tune a free-form improv over the same A-A-B-A 32--|bar form: two
 8-bar sections ("A-A") of Dm dorian, 8 bars of Ebm dorian ("B"), and 8 more
 bars ("A") of Dm dorian. The bass starts "walking," the piano comps/
 ad-libs quartal-modal chord voicings, and Miles & the other horn players
 take leads in Dm & Ebm Dorian. (Dorian in Dm: d-e-f-g-a-b-c-d; Eb Dorian
 a half-step higher). . . . Here's the start of Miles' lead, to give you a
 better idea (note that the D dorian scale "fits" whether the chord is Dm7/11
 or Em7/11: both consist of notes from this very scale)--

 {pick-up}  A::
 -10=====-||------------------|------------------|------------|
 ---------||------------------|------10-8----10--|------------|
 ---------||--7============---|--10--------------|--7-7=------|
 ---------||------------------|------------------|------------|
 ---------||------------------|------------------|------------|
 ---------||------------------|------------------|------------|
  3 & 4 &     1   2   3   4     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 &


   |
 --:--tcg
   )
comments
print report bad tab
3 comments total.
+4 reply
Weeping_Demon7 wrote on June 15 2009, 12:05 am

You know what you're talking about. Congrats and solid tab.

-2 reply
vincent95 wrote on November 30 2009, 08:55 am

I think it's easier like that :

----------------||----------7==---5--|-------------------
----------------||----------8==---6--|-------------------
----------------||o---------7==---5--|-------------------
------------2---||o---------7==---5--|-------------2-----
------2-3--5-3--||--5==-----7==---5--|------2-3---5-3-5--
--3/5-----------||-------------------|--3/5------------5-

0 reply
zippax wrote on March 1 2014, 05:43 pm

Really good tab and solid theory, thank you very much.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!