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#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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

                                 Mood for a Day
                                 --------------

                                       by
                                   Steve Howe

                                 transcribed in
                       Guitar for the Practicing Musician
                              Collector's Yearbook
                                  Summer 1988
                             The Acoustic Classics


                                  SYMBOLS

          h       hammer-on               |       quarter note
          p       pull-off                |+      dotted quarter note
          /       slide                   }       quarter rest
          {       roll                    `/      eighth rest
          ///     tremolo picking         "/      sixteenth rest


 Vivace qtr = 138               _________________________________________
 * = Gently tap guitar face     |1.                 |2.
                                |                   |
 3  G/D   F#/C#       2 G/D     |4 F#7/C#          3|4 F#7/C#
 -          ___       -         |-_______    __    -|-___    __    _____
 4          | |       4         |4| | | | `/ |  |  4|4| | `/ |  `/ | | |
||--3-3-3-3-2---|-----|-3-3-3-3-|-0-0---0----0--0--||-0-0----0-----0-0---|
||--3-3-3-3-2---|-o^/-|-3-3-3-3-|-2-2---2----2--2--||-2-2----2-----2-2---|
||@-4-4-4-4-3-*-|--/--|-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-X-3----3--3-@||-3-3----3-----3-3---|
||@-5-5-5-5-4---|-/^o-|-5-5-5-5-|-4-4---4----4--4-@||-4-4----4-----4-4-4-|
||--5-5-5-5-4---|-----|-5-5-5-5-|-4-4---4----4--4--||-4-4----4-----4-4---|
||--------------|-----|---------|------------------||--------------------|
    |_| |_|             |_| |_|


3               s/ Bm            A               6 G     F#      G/B   F#/A#
-    __ ___ ___ /s ___ ___ ___   ___ ======= ___ - _____ _____   _____   __
4 `/ |  | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | 8 | | | | | |   | | | | |
|-------------3-||-2-2---2---2-|--------h-p------|--------h--0-|-----------|
|---------2-3---||---3-3-3-3---|-2-3-5-2-3-2-----|-3-2-0-2-3---|-3-2-0-2---|
|----3--4-------||---4-4-4-4---|-------------4-2-|-------------|-----------|
|--5------------||-----4-4-4---|-----------------|-------------|---------4-|
|---------------||-2---2---2---|-0---------------|-------------|-2-----1---|
|---------------||-------------|-----------------|-3-----2-----|-----------|
   |+     `/ }     |   |   |                       |  `/ |_ }    |  `/ | `/


3                Bm            A(6)                  6 G     F#
-                                  ..3..             -
4   __ ___ ___   ___ ___ ___   ===-===== ======= ___ 8 _____ _____
 `/ |  | | | |   | |^| |^| |   |h|h|p|p| | | | | | |   | | | | | |
|------------3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-3-5-3-2----h-p------|--------h--0-|
|--------2-3---|---3-3-3-3---|-----------5-2-3-2-----|-3-2-0-2-3---|
|---3--4-------|---4-4-4-4---|-------------------4-2-|-------------|
|-5------------|---4-4-4-4---|-----------------------|-------------|
|--------------|-2---2-------|-0---------------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|-----------------------|-3-----2-----|
  |+     `/ }    |   |   |_`/                          |  `/ |_ }


        To coda  3               2      poco rit
  G/B   F#/A# |  -          .3.. - ..3..
  _____   __ -@- 4   __ ___ _ __ 4    __ =======   ======= =======
  | | | | |   |   `/ |  | | | |       |  | | | |   | | | | | | | |
|-------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-3-2-0-2-----||----------2-3-0-|--2-----0-------|-----------------|
|-------------||-----3--4-------|-----3----2-3---|-0---------------|
|---------4---||---5------------|--------------4-|---2-4-0-2---0---|
|-2-----1-----||----------------|----------------|-----------4---2-|
|-------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------|
  |  `/ | `/       |+      `/ }    |


  ======= =======   ======= =======   ======= =======   ======= =======
  | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-1-2---1-----1-|-2---1-----1-2---|-2---1-----1-2---|-1-----1-2---1--h|
|-------3---2-3---|---3---2-3-----3-|---3---2-3-----3-|---2-3-----3---2-|


  ..3..                                                        fermata
  _____________ _______________ _______________ _______________
  ----- ======= ======= ======= ======= ======= ======= =======
  | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----||
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----||
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----||
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----||
|h-p-p-h-h-p-p-h-h-p-p-h-h-p-p-h-h-p-p-h-h-p-p-h-h-p-p-h-h-p-p-|h----||
|-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0|2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0|--2--||


Allegretto qtr = 92
                Grad. pick closer to sound hole           Play over fingerboard
  Bm/D           E7             G                D         Em/G
  ---=== ===--   ---=== ===--   ---=== =======       ___   ---=== =======
  |  | | | | |   |  | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |   | |   |  | | | | | |
|--------------|--------------|----------------|---------|----------------|
|-3--2-0-------|-3--2-0-------|-3--2-0---------|------p--|----------------|
|--------2-1---|--------2-1---|--------2-0-2-4-|-2---2-0-|-4--2-0-------0-|
|-0----------4-|------------4-|----------------|---0-----|-5------4-2-4---|
|--------------|--------------|----------------|---------|----------------|
|--------------|-0------------|-3--------------|---------|----------------|
  |+         `/                                 `/ |.


  ..3..   ..3..      Bm Gm/Bb              Bb C   Bb A/C# D/A
  _______________
  =====-- =====--    __  ---=== ===--   ----===    =--     ---=== ===--
  | | | | | | | | `/ |   |  | | | | |   |   | | "/ | |     |  | | | | |
|-------------------{2-|--------------|-----------------|---------------|
|--h-p-p------------{3-|-3--1---------|-----------------|-{3--2-0-------|
|-2-4-2-0--h-p-p----{4-|------3-2-0---|(0)--------------|-{2------2-1---|
|---------2-4-2-0---{4-|------------0-|(0)--0-2----0-2--|-{0----------4-|
|-----------------2----|-1------------|(1)--1-3----1-4--|-{0------------|
|----------------------|--------------|-----------------|---------------|
                  |w/Nails                                 |+        `/


 E7           G            D/A        Em/G                                Bm
                                                       ..3..   ..3..
  --== ==--   ---== ====        __    --=== ========   =====-- =====--    __
  | || || |   |  || ||||        | `/  | | | |  | | |   | | | | | | | | `/ |
|-----------|------------|----------|----------------|-------------------{2---|
|{3-20------|{3--20----0-|------3---|----------------|--h-p-p------------{3---|
|{1----21---|{0-----2020-|-2----2---|-4-2-0--------0-|-2-4-2-0--h-p-p----{4---|
|{2-------4-|{0-----0000-|-0--0-----|-5----54-2-4---|---------2-4-2-0---{4----|
|{2---------|{-----------|-0--------|----------------|-----------------2------|
|{0---------|{3----------|----------|----------------|------------------------|
                           |_ |+                                       |w/Nails

  Gm/Bb                                               qtr+ = 84
                 ..3.. ..3.. sim.                    6
  --=== ===---   =====-===== =====-===== =====-===== -     ___
  | | | | |  |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 8 } } | |
|--------------|-5-3-5-3-----------------------------|-----2-4-||
|-3-1----------|---------6-5-3-----------------------|---------||
|-----3-2-0-{0-|(0)------------5-3-2-----------------|---------||
|-----------{0-|(0)------------------5-3-2-0---------|---------||
|-1------------|-----------------------------3-2-0---|---------||
|--------------|-----------------------------------3-|-2-------||


                                            ____________________________
                                            |1.          ||2.
    Esus4 D       A     G       F#    Bm    | F#/A#      || F#/A# Bm/A#
    _____ _____   _____ _____   _____ _____ |       ___  || _____ _____
    |p| | |p| |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |+ `/ | |  || | | | | | |
||--5-4-2-2-0---|-----0-------|--h--0-------|-------2-4--||-----0-------|
||------------3-|-2-3---3-2-0-|-2-3---3-2-0-|-2----------||-2-3---3-2-0-|
||@-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------@||-------------|
||@-2-----0-----|-------------|-------------|----4------@||-------4-----|
||--------------|-0-----------|-------2-----|-1----------||-1-----------|
||--------------|-------3-----|-2-----------|------------||-------------|
    |+    |+      |+    |+      |  `/ |  `/   |+ |+


  F#7/E Bm      F#7+5                    Esus4 D   rit  C#m  a tempo
  _____ _____   _____              ___   _____ ___ __             ==--
  | | | | | |   | | |  |+    |+ `/ | |   |p| | |p| |     | `/ `/+ |  |
|-----0-------|--h--0^(0)-|--------2-4-|-5-4-5-7-5-12-|-12-------10--9-|
|-2-3---3-2-0-|-2-3-3^(3)-|-{3---------|--------------|----------------|
|-------4-----|-3---3^(3)-|-{3---------|--------------|----------------|
|-2-----------|-----------|-{0---------|-2-----0------|----------------|
|-------------|-----///---|-{----------|--------------|----------------|
|-------------|-----------|-{2---------|--------------|--9-------------|
  |+    |+                 Thumb         |+    |   `/    |+    }    `/


                                           qtr = 86
   D         E7/G#     A           G     4 D
   --===---  _______   ==----==--- _____ - .....3.....  ____
   |+  |  |  |  |  |   |  `/  |  | | | | 4 |p p p|  p|  ||||
|-14--12-10----------|-9------7--|-7-5---|-5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)---|
|-----------15-14-12-|----------10-----8-|---|-|---|-----3-3-|
|--------------------|-------------0-----|---===--==------2--|
|--0-----------------|-7-----------------|-0-----------------|
|-----------11-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
   |+        |+        | `/+    `/ |+
                       ==


  Gadd9                     D                   Gadd9
  .....3.....  ___ ===--    .....3.....  ____   .....3.....  ___ ===--
  |p p p|  p|  | | | | |    |p p p|  p|  ||||   |p p p|  p|  | | | | |
|-5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)---h-p--|--5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)---|-5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)---h-p---|
|---|-|---|------3-0-3-0-|----|-|---|-----3-3-|---|-|---|------3-0-3-0--|
|-0-===--==--------------|@---===--==------2--|-0-===--==--------------@|
|------------------------|@-0-----------------|------------------------@|
|------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|


3  F#7/C#                    4           rake  3      D.S. al Coda s/
-  ___ ___ ___   ___ ___ ___ - _______     ___ -     __ ____  ____ /s
4  | | | | | |   | | | | | | 4 | | | |  }  | | 4 `/  |  |  |  |  |
|-{0-0---0---0-|-0-0---0---0-|-0-0---0-----0---|-----------------3-||
|-{2-2---2---2-|-2-2---2---2-|-2-2---2-----2---|-----------2--3----||
|-{3-3-X-3-X-3-|-3-3-X-3-X-3-|-3-3-X-3-----3---|-----3--4----------||
|-{4-4---4---4-|-4-4---4---4-|-4-4---4-----4-4-|--5----------------||
|-{4-4---4---4-|-4-4---4---4-|-4-4---4-----4---|-------------------||
|--------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------------||
                                                  |+       `/ }


Coda
 |  3                     Bm             A(6)            G
-@- -     __ ____  ____   ___ ___ ____   ___ --=== ___   ___ ___ ___
 |  4 `/  |  |  |  |  |   | | | | |  |   | | | |p| | |   | | | | | |
    |-----------------3-|-2-2---2----2-|-2-3-5-3-2-----|-3-5-7-5-3-0-|
    |-----------2--3----|---3-3-3-3----|-----------5-3-|-------------|
    |-----3--4----------|---4-4-4-4----|---------------|-0-----------|
    |--5----------------|-----4-4-4----|---------------|-------------|
    |-------------------|-2---2---2----|-0-------------|-------------|
    |-------------------|--------------|---------------|-------------|
       |+       `/ }      |   |   |_ `/


6       F#    8 G/B   F#/A#       6   Esus4 D       A     G       F#    G/B
- _____ _____ - _____ __      ___ -   _____ _____   _____ _____   _____ _____
8 | | | | | | 8 | | | |  }    | | 8   |p| | |p| |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
|--------h--0-|---------------2-4-||--5-4-2-2-0---|-------------|-----0-------|
|-3-2-0-2-3---|-3-2-0-2-----------||------------3-|-2-3-5-3-2-0-|-2-3---3-2-0-|
|-------------|-------------------||@-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------4-----||@-2-----0-----|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-2-----1-----------||--------------|-0-----------|-------2-----|
|-3-----2-----|-------------------||--------------|-------3-----|-2-----------|
  |  `/ |_ }    |  `/ |_ `/ |+        |  `/ |+      |+    |+      |  `/ |_ }


_________________________
|1.         ||2.                                                     molto rit.
5 F#/A#    6|4 F#/A#     7 Esus4 D         6 C#m            D        E7/G#
-      ___ -|- __    ___ - _____ ___  ____ -       __   __  --==---   ______
8 | `/ | | 8|8 |  `/ | | 8 |p| | |p|  |  | 8  | `/ | `/ |   |+  |  |  |  |  |
|------2-4--||-------2-4-|-5-4-5-7-5/12-12-|-12---10----9-|-14-12-10----------|
|-2---------||-2---------|-----------------|--------------|----------15-14-12-|
|----------@||-----------|-----------------|--------------|-------------------|
|---/4-----@||----4------|-2-----0---------|--------------|--0----------------|
|-1---------||-1---------|-----------------|--------------|----------11-------|
|-----------||-----------|-----------------|--9-----------|-------------------|
  |  |+        |_ |+       |  `/              |+  }    `/    |+       |+


                 Meno mosso qtr = 84
  A       G      4 D                      Gadd9
  --==--- _____  - .....3.....  _______   .....3.....  ___ ===--
  |+ |  | | | |  4 |p p p|  p|  | | | |   |  p p|  p|  | | | | |
|-9--7----7-5---||-5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)------|-5-5-3-2-2-0^(0)----h-p-|
|------10-----8-||---|-|---|------3---3-|---|-|---|------3-0-3-0-|
|---------0-----||---===--=|--------2---|-0-===--==--------------|
|-7-------------||-0--------------------|------------------------|
|---------------||----------------------|------------------------|
|---------------||----------------------|------------------------|
  |+      |+


  D                        Gadd9                    D
  ......3......  _______   .....3.....  ___ ===--   ......3......  _______
  |  p p p|  p|  | | | |   |  p p|  p|  | | | | |   |  p p p|  p|  | | | |
|-5-5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)------|-5-5-3-2-2-0^(0)--------|-5-5-4-3-2-2-0^(0)------|
|---|-|-|---|------3---3-|---|-|---|------3-0-3-0-|---|-|-|---|------3---3-|
|---=====--==--------2---|-0-===---=--------------|---=====--==--------2---|
|-0----------------------|------------------------|-0----------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


Poco meno mosso                           rit...............
  Gadd9                                       D
  ....3.....   --===    --===      ===--     __    __
  |  p p|  |   | | | |  | | | |  | | | |  |+ |  `/ |  |
|-5-5-3-2^(2)^(2)-p-p-|-----------------|---------------|------------------||
|---|-|----------3-2-0^(0)-p-p----------|-------------3-^(3)---------------||
|-0-===---------------|---4-2-0^(0)-p-p-|----------2^(2)^(2)---------------||
|---------------------|------------4-2-0^(0)----0----(0)^(0)---------------||
|---------------------|-----------------|----2---\___/--|-------h----------||
|---------------------|-----------------|---------------|--------2^(2)^(2)-||
                                                |     |   }  `/  |_ |   |
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Chikitty_China wrote on November 1 2007, 02:19 pm

awesome. Howe is the most underrated guitarist ever IMO

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onlymodestmouse wrote on January 2 2008, 08:26 pm

perfect tab although trying to transfer the tab exactly into notepad style font just made it cluttered and confusing

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MaxDaAxe wrote on April 20 2010, 09:24 am

I agree with omm, but really you cant ask for more, this is brill. DC al Codas are annoying though, having to scroll back up... copy and paste dude :P!

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