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


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                             Now's The Time - Charlie Parker
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Tabbed by: Blakeg14
Email: blakeg14@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

The other version of this song was not correct at all.

key of F
1 Flat, That's a Bb

The melody:

Count off is 1 2 3 4
First note starts on the + of 4

(4)+  1  +  a  2   a   3  4    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|---------------------.----|--------------------.-----|
G|----10-10-11-12-----10----|----10-10-11-12-----10----|
D|-10--------------10-------|-10--------------10-------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

(4)+  1  +  a  2   a  3  +  a  4    a  1  +  a 2   a  3  
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-------------------.-----|
G|----10-10-11-12-----10-10-11-12-|---10-10-11-12-----10----|
D|-10--------------10-------------|-10--------------10------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

 (4)+  1  +  a  2   a 3  +      1  +  a  2   a  3  +  
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----10-10-11-12----10---|-----10-10-11-12----10---|
D|--10-------------10----8-|--10-------------10----9-|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

(4)+  1  +  a  2   a  3  +  a  4    a  1  +  a 2   a  3  
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-------------------.-----|
G|----10-10-11-12-----10-10-11-12-|---10-10-11-12-----10----|
D|-10--------------10-------------|-10--------------10------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

(4)+ 
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-13-10-----10--12-10-12-10-\8------------8------|
D|--------12----------------------10--10------(10)|last note is played
A|------------------------------------------------|first time only
E|------------------------------------------------|
(listen to the song to figure out this part; there's
a triplet I didn't tab)


Now you can either play the melody again, or head to a solo in the
key of F.

Key Of F = F G A Bb C D E F 

You can find these notes all over the guitar. As long as you
play these notes, you can solo. You need to learn pentatonic
scales first, then more lateral/horizontal scales.
The solos can be played on anything - piano, guitar, saxophone,
trumpet, etc.

Solo chords (mainly for two guitarists or a band; one plays chords
while the other solos over them):

   F7      Bb7 Bdim    F7         F7      Bb7        Bb7
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4

    F7      Amin7 D7    Gmin      C7     Amin7 D7  Gmin7 C7
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4

Second time through, you can play the same thing, or this:

   F7      Bb7 Bdim     F7      Cmin7 F7    Bb7        Bb7
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4

    F7     Amin7 D7     G7        C7      Amin7 D7   G7 C7
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4


^The / don't mean slide here, they are count markers.
If there is one chord above the measure, it means that chord
is played 4 times or held the entire measure; if the measure
has two chords above it, then each chord receives half the
measure. 
Note: The chords are not maj7, but dom7, dim, and min7.

Chord formulas:
dim -> 1 b3 b5
dom7 -> 1 3 5 b7
min7 -> 1 b3 5 b7
(b in front of number means flat)


************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend
| .   Staccato (short) NOT Palm mute
************************************

            
            
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blakeg14 324 Nov 25, 2010 11:41 AM

I have to correct the chords..

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blakeg14 324 Dec 17, 2010 07:23 AM

GuitarPro tab here, with chords:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/c/charlie_parker/nows_the_time_ver2_guitar_pro.htm

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