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                        Helping Hand - Goat Rodeo Sessions
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Written and performed by: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer
Tabbed by: theredlongitude
Email for comments/corrections/hate mail etc: killmashno@yahoo.com

A lovely album and a beautiful piece.

Tuning: E Standard

Main
Just vary the notes on the high E string to get most the "verses."

e||------------------------0-----------0--------------5----------------1-----------0-----------||
B||*--------1-----------------3-----------3-------------5--3--------------3-----------3-------*||
G||-------2----------0-----------0-----------0-------------------0-----------0-----------0-----||
D||-----3---------3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-------------3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--||
A||*-0---------1-----------------------------------0-------1----------------------------------*||
E||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||

                                                    |-8----| Alt for the two high notes
                                                    |---10-|
                                                    |------|
                                                    |------|
                                                    |------|
                                                    |------|

Chorus
Time signature switches in the middle from 4/4 to 3/4, but it's pretty intuitive.

e||---------------------0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0---||
B||*--------------------0h1--1--0--0h1--1--0--0h1--1--0--*||
G||---------------------0h2--2--0--0h2--2--0--0h2--2--0---||
D||-------2--0----------0h2--2--0--0h2--2--0--0h2--2--0---||
A||*----2------2--0-----0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0--*||
E||--0--------------3---0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0---||

  |-------0------------| Alt for beginning
  |----------3-0-------|
  |-----0---------2-0--|
  |--2-----------------|
  |--------------------|
  |--------------------|

Bridge chords

e||--10---5---9---0--||
B||--10---5---7---0--||
G||--10---5---7---0--||
D||---0---0---0---2--||
A||---0---0---0---0--||
E||------------------||

The strumming patterns are a little odd and the time signature change might throw you 
off, count like this:

1-2-3-4,1-2-3-4,1-2-3-4,1-2

You can other just do normal strumming or you can try to copy the mandolin's more 
organic pattern. Listen to the actual track to get it.

Guitar Fill 1 (1:28)

e||----------------------------||
B||----------------------------||
G||----------------------------||
D||--------0--0g2--0-----------||
A||--0--3-----------3p2p0------||
E||----------------------3--0--||

Guitar Solo (2:20)

e||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||----------------------------0--1-3--0-3g5--3g5--------5p4p3---3------------|
G||----------------0-2----0--2---------------------------------5--------5/7---|
D||----------0-2h4------4-----------------------------------------------------|
A||--0--2-3---------------------------------------------------------0---------|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5----------1-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7br-5--2----2-2--0-2--0------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------2--1-0--0-2p1p0---------------------------0--2/-|
A|-------------------------------------------2p1p0-------------0--0-3b--------|
E|-------------------------------------------------3p2p1-0--3b ---------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------5h6-----5h6-----5h6----5\3--1h3p1-0--------------------------||
G|--------5-----5-------5-------5--------------------2-0---2-0---------------||
D|---5-7-----7-------7-------7-------7-------------------2-----2-1-0---------||
A|---7---------------------------------------------------------------3--2-0--||
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------||

Guitar Fill 2 (3:53)

e||-----0-----------------------0-----------------------0--||
B||-----1---------------------1----1--------------------0--||
G||-----2----------------0-2---------2--0---------------2--||
D||-----2----------0-2h4------------------2-------------2--||
A||--0--0--0--2-3----------------------------0----------0--||
E||--------------------------------------------0---0--0-0--||

That's about it for the acoustic guitar. Maybe if I get the energy I'll transcribe the 
mandolin. For now, good luck and have fun.

------------------------
Key
h p: hammer-on/pull-off
/ \: slide up/slide down
b r: bend/release
g: grace note
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gnomieowns 321 Mar 26, 2014 10:26 PM

for the second main chord of the verse, Chris is sliding the whole "Bb" shape up to F (8th fret) and varying the top notes. great work on the solo!

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