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Author
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                George Gerschwin - Summertime
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difficulty:     intermediate

Tabbed by:      Luke Woudt
Email:          l_woudt@hotmail.com

Based on a tab from "guitar techniques", dec 2000

To my surprise, i couldn't find any good tabs of this classic
jazz piece. Well luckily i have a good one for y'all.
My guitar teacher gave me this as practise, it's a very good
transcription for guitar because it covers both melody and
rhythm, which gives it a full sound.
But the version from the magazine is very staccato, and lacked
that jazzy groove that the original from the Porgy and Bess
musical has. So i made a tab of how i always play it; a slightly
different arrangement with some additional arpeggio's.

Play it slow and gently, with a jazzy shuffle groove.
I haven't heard any versions of the song that have a similar
arrangement, but just play it a couple of times untill you
get the feel of it.
Make sure you put extra accent in the melody line.

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standard tuning
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(intro)
                      C2             C3       C2============ 
e|--------X---------------------|------------------------------|
B|------0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----3~~~~----2------3--2------|
G|------0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----4~~~~----2------------2---|
D|------0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----5~~~~----2----------------|
A|--------X---------------------|------------------------------|
E|--0-----X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----3~~~~----2----------------|



                      C2             C3       C2============
e|------0-X---------------------|------------------------------|
B|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----3~~~~----2------3--2------|
G|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----4~~~~----2------------2---|
D|--------X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----5~~~~----2----------------|
A|--------X---------------------|------------------------------|
E|--0-----X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----3~~~~----2----------------|



                      C2             C3       C2============
e|------0-X---------------------|------------------------------|
B|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----3~~~~----2------3--2------|
G|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----4~~~~----2------------2---|
D|--------X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----5~~~~----2----------------|
A|--------X---------------------|------------------------------|
E|--0-----X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|----3~~~~----2----------------|


                    (end intro)                     sum    mer
                      C2
e|------0-X--------------------||-------------------5/7----3---|
B|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~||---3-----3~~~~~~--------------|
G|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~||•--2-----2~~~~~~--------------|
D|--------X-----------2~~~~~~~~||•--1-----1~~~~~~--------------|
A|--------X--------------------||---2-----2~~~~~~--------------|
E|--0-----X-----------2~~~~~~~~||------------------------------|


    tiiiime                             and the living    is
                      C2           C3
e|--7~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------|-------5---3---5----7----3----|
B|------0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|--3~~~~~~~~~------------------|
G|------0-X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|--4~~~~~~~~~------------------|
D|--------X-----------2~~~~~~~~-|--5~~~~~~~~~------------------|
A|--------X---------------------|------------------------------|
E|--0-----X--------2~~~~~~~~~~~-|--3~~~~~~~~~---2--------------|


    eeeaaa---       zzzyyyy
                                                 C7============
e|--0~~~~--X--------------------|-----------------------7------|
B|------0--X--------0-----------|--------------------------8---|
G|------0--X--------2------(2)--|--------------------------7---|
D|------0--X--------2-------(2)-|----2-X-----------------------|
A|---------X--------------------|--------------6/7~~~~~~~~~~---|
E|--0~~~~--X--------2-----------|--0~~~X-----------------------|



    C5===                          C3=========================
e|--5~~~~--X--------------------|------3--------3-----5-----3--|
B|------5--X----------5---------|---------5-----3~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
G|------5--X----------5---------|---------4-----3~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
D|------5--X----------4---------|------------------------------|
A|---------X------5-------------|---------------3~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
E|--5~~~~--X--------------------|--3~~~~~~~~~~~----------------|


                                                   summmmmer -
    C2
e|--2---------------------------|---X--------------7-----3-----|
B|-----(2)----------2/3~~~~-----|-2-X--------------------------|
G|-----(2)----------2/3~~~~-----|-2-X--------3\4---------0-----|
D|-----(2)----------1/2~~~~-2---|---X--------------------------|
A|------------------2/3~~~~---3-|-2-X--------------------------|
E|--2-------2-------------------|---X--------------------------|


    tiiiime
                      C2           C3
e|--7~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------|-------5---3---5----7----3----|
B|------0-X-----------2---------|--3---------------------------|
G|------0-X-----------2---------|--4---------------------------|
D|--------X-----------2---------|--5---------------------------|
A|--------X---------------------|------------------------------|
E|--0-----X--------2------------|--3------------2--------------|




e|--0~~~~--X--------------------|---------------X--------------|
B|------0--X--------0~~~~~~~~---|-------------0-X-------5---4--|
G|------0--X-----------2--------|--------4----0-X--------------|
D|------0--X--------------4---0-|------0--------X--------------|
A|---------X--------------------|---------------X--------------|
E|--0~~~~--X--------2~~~~~~~~---|--3~~~~~~----0-X--------------|



                   C3======        C7==========================
e|------------------------3--X--|----7-------------------------|
B|--3~~~~~~~~3-----4/5---(5)-X--|---------10-------8-----8~~~~~|
G|--------0--------------(3)-X--|---------9--------8-----8~~~~~|
D|-----4---------------------X--|---------7--------7-----7~~~~~|
A|-----------------3---------X--|--9------7--------------------|
E|--3~~~~~~~~~---------------X--|----------------7-------7~~~~~|



                  C2                 C3       C2============
e|--0~~~~--X--------------------|------------------------------|
B|------0--X------2~~~~~~~~~~---|----3~~~~----2------3--2------|
G|------0--X------2~~~~~~~~~~---|----4~~~~----2------------2---|
D|------0--X------2~~~~~~~~~~---|----5~~~~----2----------------|
A|---------X--------------------|------------------------------|
E|--0~~~~--X------2~~~~~~~~~~---|----3~~~~----2----------------|


                                        closing chord:
                      C2                (slow rake, let it ring))
e|------0-X----------------------||                     7
B|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~---||                     7
G|--0---0-X-----------2~~~~~~~--•||                     6
D|--------X-----------2~~~~~~~--•||                     5
A|--------X----------------------||                     0
E|--0-----X-----------2~~~~~~~---||                     0


================================================================



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X                       mute
~~~~~~~~                let note ring
/                       slide
C(number)               barre at (number) fret
C(number)========       barre at (number) fret until ==== ends
(number)                play very softly

||                               ||
||                               ||
||•  begin              repeat  •||
||•  loop               loop    •||
||                               ||
||                               ||

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onemanband 10 Aug 19, 2007 04:03 AM

You clearly didn't read what he posted at the top about the numbers...

Don't go flaming before you check your facts... a very nice arrangement.

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